June 12, 2018 07:14 PM
5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has partnered with The Food Group to provide meals for children this summer. The nonprofit helps stretch a dollar by buying food in bulk and growing its own produce.
The Food Group runs an educational farm and food hub in Marine on St. Croix called Big River Farms. There, they specialize in educating immigrants and farmers of color on how to grow sustainable, organic produce. Some of that food ends up at local food shelves.
Kano Banjaw moved to Minnesota from Ethiopia and takes part in the Big River Farms program.
"I originally grew up as a son of a farmer," Banjaw said. "Farming is in my blood."
Banja said farming in Minnesota is very different from Ethiopia. He said he benefits from the hands-on training. He's learning how to use farm equipment, manage pests and also market the produce.
For more information about Big River Farms, click here.
Updated: June 12, 2018 07:14 PM
Created: June 12, 2018 05:46 PM
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