Ed and I spent the morning doing some volunteering and photographing the farmers of New Roots for Refugees, an incredible organization which oversees the Juniper Gardens Training Farm. The farm serves as base for resettled refugees coming in to Kansas City to learn and work their trade through a four-year business program, which involves the agricultural aspects as well as farming as well as the selling aspect. These farmers sell at almost every farmer's market in KC, including Brookside, Waldo, River Market, Overland Park, Independence, and more.
I'll be working on a piece about New Roots over the course of the next couple of months, and will get to know a few of these families a little bit better, and will learn some of their stories. I'm really pleased with how some of today's shots turned out. I think that the story will be a good one.