|KiKoKo Farm in August 2011 when we toured the property before Beh Paw purchased it|
|Beh Paw and Pay Lay showing New Roots staff around KiKoKo Farm earlier this summer!|
|The girls' group eating homemade pizza|
While a second season with New Roots has given me a deeper understanding of the significant challenges that refugees and new farmers face, I am continually inspired by the ability of New Roots farmers to rise to meet these challenges. Equally inspiring is the dedication of the New Roots staff, volunteers, CSA friends, loyal customers, and the refugee communities who are integral to the program's success. Though I am sad to leave Kansas City and say goodbye to the farmers and my coworkers, I look forward to watching New Roots farmers continue to succeed and grow their businesses. Hopefully I'll be back in the not-so-distant future to taste one of Khadijo's peaches!