Project Summary: Southeast Immigrant Farm Partners was initiated in 2002 as a collaborative effort between Glover Family Farms and various immigrant groups, including a Hispanic community group from Fairburn, Georgia, and Southeast Asian communities in the Atlanta area. Constituent Hispanic families in this project live in low income housing in the Fairburn area with no access to land or garden plots to raise vegetables. As these families want to utilize their farming skills and pass this knowledge on to their children, this project will provide them with access to land on the 40-acre Glover Family Farms, as well as training in sustainable and organic growing practices, direct marketing outlets, and the chance to network with other Hispanic immigrant populations that have expressed interest in agriculture both to augment household food security as well as a direct livelihood strategy. This project provides the opportunity for participants to increase their household incomes, and one of the long range goals is for participating immigrants to acquire land to raise their own agricultural products.
Mission: To provide opportunities for
immigrants and refugees in Atlanta who wish to grow and market
traditional produce for their communities.
Communities Served: Latino and Southeast Asian immigrants and refugees
Languages: English and Spanish
Agricultural Production Areas: A diverse variety of vegetables including those traditional to immigrant communities, as well as cut-flowers, honey, and eggs
Areas of Expertise: Mentorship, Organic Production, Direct Marketing
Useful Resources & Materials:
Read our profile of the Glovers' mentoring program