New Roots

FREE AQUAPONICS CLASSES FOR REFUGEES: LEARN HOW TO GROW FISH AND VEGETABLES WITH NO SOIL

November 25, 2012 (San Diego’s East County)—Refugees living in El Cajon and City Heights are invited to free workshops at the New Roots Aqua Farm, 4035 Fairmount Avenue in San Diego.  Learn how to grow healthy organic vegetables in urban areas with no soil and minimal water!  Also see New Roots’  1,200 square foot aquaponics system that includes fish farming with tilapia that are sustainably raised and hormone free.

Workshops in December will be offered in several languages including English, Swahili, Spanish and Arabic.  See schedule below for details.

MICHELLE OBAMA VISITS FARM; MOST FARMERS NOT INVITED

By Chris Morrow, freelance journalist/CNN iReporter
April 14, 2010 (City Heights) --Residents of City Heights who spend hours daily tending the garden Michelle Obama visited today wished they had been part of the moment.
Hundreds of guests attended to meet the First Lady as she toured the New Roots Community Farm, but only three of the community growers were invited as she walked through their garden.

Many of the growers watched in their homes across the street. It was a time of happiness to have the First Lady visit the farm and also a time of sadness to not be included.