Refugees Find Hope In Nashville Gardens

Posted at 5:47 PM, Jul 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-07-20 19:40:31-04

When refugees from Nepal are forced to relocate to the United States they often leave behind family members and the culture they are used to. But a Nashville non-profit is helping those displaced from their homes by giving them a place to grow crops from their native land and also put down roots here in the U.S.

With help from the Nashville Food Project, seven Nepali farmers were given plots in a small garden off Haywood lane.

The farmers often come with their families to harvest crops that are then brought to the Richland Park Farmers Market on Saturdays to help provide them supplemental income.

"For so many of them they've made a home in Nashville and I think this garden is a way to reconnect with some cultural traditions," said Sally Raush, Program Manager for Growing Together.

"These folks want to thrive like all of us do," she added.

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