Project Profiles

Nonprofit organization


Big River Farms Program

Big River Farms (BRF), run by the Minnesota Food Association, focuses on assisting new immigrant farmers build their farming business through training, production and distribution.

Community CROPS — Combining Resources, Opportunities and People for Sustainability

Working with refugee and immigrant community gardeners turned urban farmers in Lincoln, NE, to help them grow produce for market.

Create Common Good Farm

CCG Farm supplies local restaurants, wholesale partners and farm shareholders, while donating thousands of pounds of fresh produce to the Idaho Food Bank.

CSA Learning Center

The CSA Learning Center empowers people to create sustainable communities of soils, plants, animals, and people through educational, creative, and experiential programs offered in partnership with Angelic Organics, a vibrant biodynamic community supported farm.

Cultivate Kansas City

Cultivate Kansas City (formerly the Kansas City Center for Urban Agriculture) was founded in the fall of 2004 to promote urban farming in the Kansas City Metro area. Cultivate Kansas City provides urban farmers and would-be farmers from different backgrounds and nationalities with individualized support in all phases of farm development.

Farm Business Incubator Program

A farm incubator program in Providence, RI designed to assist immigrants in starting a for-profit agricultural business.

Flats Mentor Farm (FMF)

Located in Lancaster, Massachusetts, the Flats Mentor Farm (FMF) assists immigrant farmers of diverse ethnic backgrounds, largely Hmong and African refugees.

Gardening through Refugee Organization (GRO) Project

The growing movement in locally and sustainably produced foods, especially in Massachusetts and the Boston area, can provide refugees who come from agrarian backgrounds with alternative pathways to success by connecting them with urban agriculture and food-systems organizations.

National Hmong American Farmers, Fresno, CA

National Hmong American Farmers, Inc. provides a culturally sensitive mechanism to help Fresno County’s Hmong as well as small and minority growers, hone their technical and business skills and ultimately, to increase their income generation potential.

New American Sustainable Agriculture Project

Training farm site program for Somali, Sudanese and Guatemalan refugees in the Lewiston, Maine area.

New Immigrant Agriculture Project

After three years of contracting with local Minnesota farmers to grow food for legal immigrants removed from the Food Stamp Program, the Minnesota Food Association (MFA) launched the New Immigrant Agriculture Project in 1998 as a means for new immigrants to grow food both for their own families, and to sell at market.

Somali Bantu Farming Council of Colorado

The Somali Bantu Farming Council of Colorado (SBFCC) encourages Somali Bantu refugees resettling in Denver, Colorado to use their centuries-old knowledge and experience in farming to become the next generation of organic farmers in America.

Southeast Wisconsin Immigrant Farming Initiative

Growing Power has worked with Hmong farmers in the Milwaukee area for more than 15 years, and recently established the Southeast Wisconsin Immigrant Farming Initiative in an effort to formalize this work and outreach to additional immigrant and refugee groups, including recently arrived Somali Bantu refugees and aspiring Latino farmers.