Photos by Genna Clemmen
When refugees resettle to new homes in the states, any familiarity means the world. Lutheran Services of Iowa (LSI) provides a variety of post-resettlement services to refugees in Iowa; One in particular is cultivating a taste of home. Global Greens provides an opportunity for former refugee farmers to get their hands in the dirt as they plant new lives here in Iowa. The program provides access to community gardens, training services, and opportunities for markets.
There are many programs similar to Global Greens around the Midwest. For more information, visit one of these websites: