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Aqua Farm Turns Black Asphalt Into Green Space

By Brian Myers The Fairmount Aqua Farm, a project of the International Rescue Committee, was developed on a quarter-acre asphalt lot on Fairmount Avenue in City Heights to train community members to grow food with less water and without soil. … Continue reading

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Community Farm Grows Refugee Businesses

Bilali Muya helps refugees sell their produce at farmers markets. | Photo Credit: Megan Burks By Megan Burks Osman Muganga started farming to stretch his food budget | Photo Credit: Megan Burks Osman Muganga rattled off the Somali names for … Continue reading

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Around the Community Table

Photo Credit: Adam, age 12, Iraq | Courtesy of The AjA Project Craft, organic coffee and specialty produce were once reserved for farmers markets and niche grocers in affluent neighborhoods. In City Heights, however, Agora Bean + Leaf sells specialty … Continue reading

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