The Syracuse Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program is a three-year program teaching refugees living in Syracuse how to farm, sell produce and launch a farm business. By Micah Castelo Syracuse.com Excerpt: Ahmed Abdirehman digs up a bunch of lettuce as the sun beats down on his neck. He replants the lettuce on the other side of his plot of land at Salt City Harvest Farm, a 32-acre farm 12 miles outside the city of Syracuse. He planted them too close together, stunting their growth. Start your free trial. Stand out with a professional website, portfolio, or online store. Squarespace Learn more He wipes sweat off his brow and chuckles. “I don’t know farming,” he says. Abdirehman, 56, is from Somalia. He fled to the U.S. in 2009 from his country’s civil wars. He came from a family of farmers. Now, he’s learning how to farm the American way because he wants his own farm to grow organic produce. He’s one of 18 participants in the Syracuse Refugee Agricultural Partnership Program, a three-year program teaching refugees living in Syracuse how to farm, sell produce and launch a farm business. The second annual Urban Agriculture Tour was made up of ten stops […]

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