Refugees Find Solace in Gardening

Fruit and Vegetable Garden

 

Today I read a USAToday article titled, Urban Gardens Allow Refugees to Plant Roots, which spoke about how refugees from countries such as Burma, Toga, and Myanmar are finding solace in participating in community gardens across the United States. This article really got to me because as a gardener, I can attest to gardening’s calming influence on my life, and I am happy that community organizers dedicated to helping refugees from war-torn areas recognize this. Most of these refugees come from areas in the globe that are not as developed as the U.S and where people rely heavily on sustainable agriculture to survive. Allowing refugees to garden in communities helps them deal with the stress of language and cultural barriers and makes them feel more at home. I’m glad the love of gardening is universal!

Check out my site on organic vegetable gardening- http://atomatogrowsinqueens.weebly.com/

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