Plant It Forward

[MEDIA ALERT] Plant It Forward Farms Begins Third Round of Training for Urban Farmers

October 6, 2017


Plant It Forward Farms Begins Third Round of Training for Urban Farmers
Twenty-two resettled refugees are participating in the eight-month long course


WHAT: Plant It Forward Farms’ Urban Farming Business Course begins, training our third cohort of resettled refugees on how to become urban farming entrepreneurs in Houston.

WHEN: Course kicks off on Saturday, October 7, 2017 (9:00 am – 12:00 pm) and runs through Saturday, June 2, 2018. Training is held every Saturday.

WHERE: PIFF’s Demonstration Farm at the Westbury Community Garden, 15281 Dunlap St., Houston, TX 77035.

WHY: PIFF’s Urban Farming Business Course is an eight-month long immersive training experience that prepares participants to become self-sufficient, urban farming entrepreneurs. The course allows refugees to find meaningful work that compliments their skills and talents. Upon completion of the course, PIFF will provide the farmers with urban farm land and they will begin growing sustainable produce for Houstonians.

WHO: Twenty-two resettled refugees — originally from Nigeria, Liberia, Cameroon, Chad, Congo-Brazzaville, DR Congo, Sudan, and Myanmar – are participating in this third cohort. Instruction is led by PIFF staff. Media is welcome with RSVP.


Daniella Lewis
(713) 432-0754


About PIFF

Founded in 2011, Plant It Forward Farms is Houston-based a nonprofit organization with the mission to help resettled refugees find meaningful work and earn fair wages through urban farming business opportunities. Houston settles more refugees than any other city in the country and we help those refugees become self-reliant entrepreneurs who can support their families and help our city grow. We provide refugees with the tools, training, and business skills needed to become entrepreneurial urban farmers. The farmers, in turn, provide Houstonians with locally grown, chemical-free, fresh produce at farm stands, farmers’ markets, restaurants, and through weekly farm share subscriptions.

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