New Roots is a partnership of Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas and Cultivate KC

Juniper Gardens Says Cheers to 15 Years

Harvest Potluck Highlights and a New Blog

The 2023 growing season at Juniper Gardens Training Farm has come to an end. The fields are slowly clearing, t-posts are being pulled and piled, cover crop is sown to feed the soil that’s done so well by us. With the last Farm Share distributed, the whole farm seems to let out a long exhale. 

We celebrate the end of each growing season with a Harvest Potluck. It’s a gathering of farmers, friends, family, the community members who supported us by purchasing a Farm Share or volunteering, and anyone else who wants to raise a toast. 

This year we celebrated the graduation of Taw Meh Gaw and Na Nan. These two individuals have excelled at growing not just fine vegetables, but an amazing diversity of cut flowers as well. Taw Meh arrived in the United States in 2010, and comes from Burma (Myanmar). She will be taking a little break from gardening next year, but Na Nan, who also comes from Burma and arrived in the US in 2014, plans on continuing to farm at her home in Kansas City, KS. Look for her produce in the New Roots Farm Share in 2024.

From right to left: Kristin Selby, Catholic Charities of Northeast Kansas Program Manager; Taw Meh Gaw, New Roots graduate; Na Nan, New Roots graduate; Jovan Brown, Cultivate KC Program Manager

We have a new blog so stay tuned! There is lots of content in the pipeline— updates on program happenings, classes, a new greenhouse in the works. Feel free to drop us a line at [email protected] if you have any questions. Pre-registration for Farm Share 2024 is open, pop on over to our survey and get on the list. You can also find us on Instagram and Facebook @newrootskc.  

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