Alliance Community Garden
With the support from the ORR’s Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program, the Alliance Community Garden Project (ACGP) in Houston Texas has proposed to train refugee arrivals in farming techniques suitable to the local environment. Since the start of the project October 2010 to date, The ACGP lead by Alliance has registered 27 refugee growers from Bhutan. Most of them have arrived in the USA since early 2010 and have established as permanent residents. In the farming system, growers have so far been involved in different kinds of trainings: the seeding and the transplanting. These trainings have been taking place at the Prairie View A&M University located at MS 2008 Bldg IGRC Prairie View, Texas under the supervision of Mr. Justin Duncan.
Beside the farming training the growers have been attending the English classes a day at the Alliance for Multicultural Services under the English as a Second Language (ESL) program and at the Bi-language Education Institute (BEI) at the Los Arcos Apartments coplex.
1. Amy's Food Service Inc Site:
Amy’s Food Service Inc. provided use of their land for the first farming activities of the growers. The plot allocated to the Alliance Garden activities is of two acres. According to the initial planning, the left side of the plot of land allocated to the farming activities received the seedlings of the so called “three sisters” comprising the long beans, the corn and the squash, which shows successfull organic vegitable result.
The result of training from start to the product
The success full training results on the production of organic vegetables seen in glance. We are preparing to start the farming Program on 70 Acres land. Our goal is to provide healthy organic product for Houston and surrounding and to make our refugee growers self-sufficient. Because of this we invite any restaurant, community, organization, food store or individual submit your order. What the media say'S about The Alliance community garden: Houston Chronicle