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.
Our mission is to uplift food sovereignty in the refugee community through access to land, education and opportunities for refugee farmers to address community food insecurity and the barriers they face in reaching their dreams of farming. The farm provides a cultural community space for refugee adults and youth to come together, recreate home and build healthy communities, and continue agricultural traditions in the Piedmont of N.C.
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.