New Roots Phoenix

Many refugees and other New Americans come to the U.S. with backgrounds in agriculture. New Roots, a training and food access initiative of the International Rescue Committee, provides refugees with a way to reconnect with land, grow culturally appropriate vegetables, and leverage their farming skills to earn supplemental income. Small Axe Peppers partners with New Roots Community Gardens in Phoenix to source peppers at premium prices so newly arrived refugees can earn income through seasonal direct-market sales.