Community gardening and farming has been transformative for refugee communities living in Philadelphia. These green spaces not only provide access to healthy food, but also serve as a cultural bridge between new families and other residents. Many refugees have agricultural roots, and the opportunity to grow food allows them to contribute to their new neighborhoods while making a foreign city feel more like home. Staff from area refugee resettlement agencies are working to promote and expand refugee gardening in Philadelphia.
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