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On the day I visited @refugegardenspdx, it was very unseasonably warm- over 100, a temp rarely seen in these parts. But this farmer took it in stride despite being pregnant. She was weeding her rows, pulling up the growth between turnips and showed me which ones she kept to take home to eat for dinner. Despite our language barrier, it was a lesson in how to look at what we consider to be food.
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The mentors at @refugegardenspdx provide the technical knowledge to the refugee farmers to move from subsistence farming to enterprise. That involves learning how to grow vegetables that appeals to the western diet, how to process, pack and ultimately sell at market. . . .
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Soon after meeting and marrying his wife Jumuna in his mid-twenties, backlash against the Nepali minority in Bhutan forced the Bharatis to leave their home and relocate to the Beldangi 2 refugee camp in Eastern Nepal.

In the spring of 2009, the Bharatis were granted refugee status and a fresh start for their family in Portland. .
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For Guman, the path to this small parcel in Southeast Portland began in Southwestern Bhutan and has been a long one. Born in 1969 to an ethnic Nepali family, he was one of six children raised by his father on a small subsistence farm in the Samste region of Bhutan after his mother died early in his childhood. Guman took domestic work outside the home from the age of 10, later working on a large poultry farm operated by the Bhutanese government.
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This series features the refugees of Myanmar and Bhutan in Portland, Oregon
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Nestled in the Portland suburbs, Mercy Corps Refuge Gardens connects recent refugees from Myanmar and Bhutan with land, supplies and markets they need to improve their livelihoods through small scale farming enterprise. .
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This series features the refugees of Myanmar and Bhutan in Portland, Oregon
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New series coming your way featuring the refugees of Myanmar and Bhutan in Portland, Oregon - served by @mercycorpsnw @refugegardenspdx .
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Many of the Japanese Americans incarcerated at Tule Lake had been farmers before the war. At camp, they were employed as field workers, often for $12 a month. Here, incarcerees work in a carrot field.
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Densho: The Japanese American Legacy Project via The National Archives .
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Farming Behind Barbed Wire: Japanese - Americans Remember WWII Incarceration Via The Salt on @npr

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DAPNE, ALABAMA
APRIL 20, 1917
"... We see starvation ahead of us here. We want to imigrate to the farmers who need our labor. We have not had no chance to have anything here thats why we plead to you for help to leave here to the North. We are humane but we are not treated such we are treated like brute by our whites here we dont have no privilige no where in the south. We must take anything they put on us. Its hard if its fair. We have not got no cotegous diseases here. We are looking to here from you soon." Library of Congress, Manuscripts Archives, Carter G. Woodson Collection, I.10 Reel 7, Migrant Letters - Jacob Lawrence, The Migrant Series, @seattleartmuseum

There had always been discrimination. - Jacob Lawrence, The Migration Series #daywithoutimmigrants @seattleartmuseum