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Community gardens help refugees connect to new land, new life

For several years, refugees have raised their own produce at community gardens in Boise; a Washington Post article today reports that it's a trend across the country that's helping refugees with agricultural backgrounds connect with their past and culture while they build new lives in the United States. Ruben Chandrasekar, executive director of the International Rescue Committee's Baltimore office, said, “On a small scale, it's giving people a little bit of an opportunity to grow food for their salad, but on a larger scale, it's an opportunity for people to grow and build a space with what they have.” Click below for the full report from Washington Post reporter Tara Bahrampour.

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Betsy Z. Russell covers Idaho news from The Spokesman-Review's bureau in Boise.

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