Over the past five years, Interfaith Action, working with Hmong American Partnership, has partnered with six Saint Paul churches on the Farm-Faith Project. Through this initiative, dozens of recent immigrant and refugees have had space to grow food for themselves and their families.
With the recent expiration of funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Farm-Faith is celebrating its final growing season.
“The beauty of this program is that it built relationships between congregations and immigrants and refugees,” said Eamon Goodall, project coordinator. “We are grateful to the churches that so generously provided space over the past few years.”
The churches who participated are:
- Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
- Mounds Park United Methodist Church
- Hope Lutheran Church
- Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church
- Hazel Park United Church of Christ
In the past two years, Farm-Faith also added a community supported agriculture (CSA) option, providing bushels of delicious produce raised by Hmong farmers. “The CSA helped build the business of a group of family farmers,” said Goodall.
Interfaith Action thanks to all who participated in Farm-Faith over the past few years.