The CAPI Gardens Project empowers immigrants and refugees, particularly immigrant and refugee women, as community leaders through gardening and small-scale farming and creates access to affordable healthy, fresh, and culturally suitable food for low-income immigrants and refugees.
In 2011 CAPI USA, in collaboration with local Twin Cities communities, began the Glendale Townhomes garden project. To create community ownership of the garden project, CAPI created opportunities to empower Hmong, Oromo, Somali, and American born residents of the Glendale Townhomes to manage the gardens. For the Hmong elders, many of who were farmers prior to emigrating from Laos, participation the gardens reconnected them to their homelands. The elder interest in the gardens opens new opportunities for increased collaboration between CAPI food & nutrition programs with our caregiver & eldercare programs.
In 2012, CAPI USA will increase gardening and farming spaces for immigrants and refugees, so they can increase production of nutritious produce.
Community Garden Project from CAPI USA on Vimeo.
Want to know more about the garden project?
For enrollment information contact CAPI's Program Coordinator