Hot Sauce Maker Helps Reintegrate Refugees Into The US

Hot sauce maker Small Axe Peppers works with more than 100 community gardens to hire refugees to harvest peppers. Small Axe buys the peppers back at a premium price to make their hot sauce. Here’s how the partnership with the New Roots community garden in the Bronx has helped one refugee adjust to life in the US.

Meet Rose a gardener from Central African Republic who came to The Bronx 10 years years ago as a refugee. Adjusting to her new life in America was tough. With limited English, long hours, and less pay, life was very stressful. Rose found sanctuary and refuge at her plot in the New Roots Community Farm.

By growing peppers, many of which wind up in our signature Bronx Hot Sauce, Rose was able to earn supplemental income as cope with her trauma. It even lowered her blood pressure! “It’s all the garden!” she exclaims. “This garden is the best place for me to be.”

Learn more about Rose in Business Insiders newest video, a fantastic profile of The Bronx Hot Sauce, The International Rescue Committee, and the healing power of growing peppers.

Remember, each bottle purchased directly supports gardens and gardeners like Rose as they adjust to their new lives in America. Small Axe Peppers works with more than 75 gardens in 15 cities across America to fund the amazing grassroots work of these urban farmers.

Hot Sauce Maker Helps Reintegrate Refugees Into The US

Hot sauce maker Small Axe Peppers works with more than 100 community gardens to hire refugees to harvest peppers. Small Axe buys the peppers back at a premium price to make their hot sauce. Here's how the partnership with the New Roots community garden in the Bronx has helped one refugee adjust to life in the US.

Posted by Business Insider Today on Wednesday, September 11, 2019

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