Plant It Forward Farms provides refugees with the tools, training, and business skills needed to become successful urban farmers.
Houston is settling a record number of new refugees every year, many of whom have fled violence in their homelands and are starting new lives without the job or language skills needed to succeed. Plant It Forward Farms is helping these refugees become self-reliant entrepreneurs who can support their families and help our city grow.
Who are Refugees?
Refugees are people who are forced to flee their home country due to a well-founded fear of persecution due to their race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion.
Many spend years in refugee camps before making it to America. They arrive here, having placed their hope in the American dream. Some of these refugees are experienced farmers.
Each farmer must have had prior farming experience, usually in their home countries and must complete a rigorous 12 month training program to be certified as a Plant It Forward farmer. At the successful completion of the program, each farmer receives a mentor and an urban micro-farm to grow and sell their own produce under the Plant It Forward brand.
To apply or refer a refugee to the program, please contact Teresa@Plant-It-Forward.org for more details.