Everyone is invited to a community workday at Transplanting Traditions Community Farm. Sign up on Facebook, or just show up. You can also sign up at the table outside our Carrboro store this Saturday, September 2, from 11 to 2, and chat with teens from the farm.
We’ll have a tour (9 to 9:45 AM) and learn about the farm, and then help complete major farm projects alongside community members and farmers: painting a new barn, mulching pathways, and weeding. Bring your friends and family! It happens on Saturday, September 23, from 9 to 1 PM.
Transplanting Traditions began as a project of the Orange County Partnership for Young Children to adapt refugee farmers from Burma to farming in North Carolina. It has turned into a community space for the families who farm there and the entire refugee community. Farmers grow crops like snake gourd and water spinach that are native to Burma, as well as medicinal plants. Growing their own healthy food insulates the families from food insecurity and prevents illness. The growers share the farm’s abundance with others in the community through donated CSA shares, distribution by PORCH, and direct gifts. Having familiar foods, especially as a new arrival, is a comfort and a way to preserve cultural heritage.
Check out a slideshow of farm photos below, and plan to join us on the 23rd! (Sign up here.)