The Transplanting Traditions Community Farm envisions a world in which all people have access to healthy affordable food, land, education, satisfying work and a space to celebrate culture and to build strong resilient communities.
The Mission of Transplanting Traditions Community Farm is to provide refugee adults and youth access to land, healthy food and agricultural and entrepreneurial opportunities. The farm provides a cultural community space for families to come together, build healthy communities and continue agricultural traditions in the Piedmont of N.C.
For more information about the Transplanting Traditions Community Farm project and who we serve . We operate a CSA and have refugee farmers selling at the Chapel Hill Farmers’ Market and the Carrboro Farmers’ Market. We have information and recipes for the South-East Asian vegetables we grow. We also provide refugee youth programming which includes a comprehensive teen program that focuses on leadership development and communication skills. Our young children’s programming focuses on farm and nature exploration, nutrition and cooking and physical activity. Learn more and get involved through volunteering or a tour.
Learn more about our impact by exploring these articles ! Learn more about our educational philosophy here, we are proud to have collaborated with sister projects across the nation to develop and share these educational resources.
*First and foremost, we uphold the needs and goals of the community we work with as the foundation of our programs.
*We advocate for refugees and immigrants to have the autonomy to decide how to re-create home. The farm provides a space for participants to maintain their culture of origin and to resist cultural assimilation in the ways they know best.
*We value equity in our food system by authentically working to include the farmers and consumers that represent our multi-cultural community.
*We uplift and support the adult and youth leadership that emerges within the refugee and immigrant community we work with.
*We strive to be intersectional in our work and recognize how cultural identity, ethnicity, class, gender and educational background must be considered in programming.
*We invest time in building accountable and trusting relationships with program participants in order to create meaningful grassroots change.
*We believe an abundance of resources can support multiple organizations and that shared efforts can lead to greater impact.
*We believe that stewardship of the land is inextricably linked to community health and must be upheld in our farming practices.