Harvest Public Media story
8:01 pm
Thu June 6, 2013

Refugees find home on the farm

At Global Greens Farm in West Des Moines, Iowa, Bel Chhetri (in foreground) works the land with his grandparents and a friend. They emigrated from Nepal.
Credit Amy Mayer, Harvest Public Media

On a small farm in suburban West Des Moines, Iowa, even the barn is a refugee—an historic structure relocated from nearby Valley High School. The farmers, most of them refugees, are just starting to hoe the land, each one working a 50-foot by 50-foot plot where they’ll grow corn, beans, cabbage, eggplant, onions, tomatoes and peppers.

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