In today’s episode of Voices from the Field, we learn about a program in Texas that connects refugees with sustainable agriculture. Colin Mitchell, Sustainable Agriculture Specialist at NCAT’s Southwestern Regional Office in San Antonio, Texas, visits with New Leaf Agriculture’s Director, Matt Simon, and a New Leaf Agriculture farm apprentice Doli Wikongo.
New Leaf Agriculture is a social enterprise of the Multicultural Refugee Coalition based in Elgin, Texas, near Austin. It connects refugees to sustainable farming opportunities by operating community gardens and a commercial farm. Matt discusses New Leaf’s mission, farm practices, and community partners. Doli, a refugee, describes her experiences from her home country of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and her transition to life in Austin, Texas, that led her back to a life of farming.
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Related ATTRA Resources:
Multicultural Refugee Coalition website
New Leaf Agriculture website
New Leaf Agriculture Facebook
New Leaf Agriculture Instagram
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