"New Farms for New Americans is a project of AALV. NFNA provides education, training, and land for farmers who are new to the U.S. With long agrarian traditions including organic practices, food preservation, and seed saving, NFNA's farmers have so much to teach and share with the Vermont agricultural community. The program oversees two community gardens and ensures that all farmers have access to subsistence-size plots of land. Farmers cultivating on 1/8th of an acre report saving up to $3,000.00 on food costs every year; feeding an average of 15 people. There are no fewer than 10 culturally significant crops growing at the farm, including snake gourd, water spinach, roselle, daikon, amaranth, African eggplants and mustard greens."
The event will take place at Champlain Elementary School in Burlington.
Stay tuned for updates on food and other activities. Tickets will be available in early June.