HOW WOULD YOU USE THIS GRANT TO HELP YOUR COMMUNITY?
Refugees Cultivating Resilience is an education program providing access to land, tools, knowledge, and business training to marginalized people, especially refugees. Many refugees grew food in their home country, but are unfamiliar with the culture and climate and/or face language and financial barriers to farming in the U.S. By managing their own ¼ acre parcel, “incubator farmer” participants grow culturally appropriate food to feed their families and fellow refugee community members, gain financial and business management skills and engage with a network of growers. Funds will be used to develop soil health and gardening courses for English Language Learners. Materials include image-based and Plain-English learning guides, multi-level hands-on workshops with ESL-trainers and supplies for these workshops, image-based crop signage at the farm and supplies for participants to host cooking demonstrations with their freshly grown foods.