Transplanting Traditions

A video about TTCF's history and vision. 


Taking Root

At Transplanting Traditions Community Farm, a Karen farmer from Burma named Tri Sa tends twenty-seven rows of crops and finds community with fellow Karen.

Directed by Morgan Capps and Heather Stewart Harvey for the 2013 Documentary Video Institute.

Taking Root from Center for Documentary Studies on Vimeo.




Old Roots in New Places

Nay Blu is a refugee farmer who grew both American and Southeast Asian crops with Transplanting Traditions. He is one of 800 refugees from Burma living in Orange County, North Carolina, who have escaped ethnic genocide in their homeland and left overcrowded refugee camps in Thailand.


The Land

Transplanting Traditions Community Farm (TTCF) is located on 269 acres of preserved farmland owned by the Triangle  Land Conservancy (TLC). With a grant from Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC in 2010, TLC was able to set up the initial infrastructure of the land  in partnership with TTCF with the goal of hosting an educational farm project on the property forever. This unique partnership between TLC and TTCF is the only one of its kind in the Southeast.



The Story Of Three Farmers

A documentary made by Transplanting Traditions Youth Collaborative.

This team conducted all the interviews, took the photos, translated, wrote subtitles, created the story line and edited every bit of this documentary! Thanks to volunteers and support from NC FYI (Food Youth Initiative) and Resourceful Communities who helped make it happen. 

Connecting cultures through farming and food

Transplanting Traditions began in 2010 with complete funding support from a 3-year federal grant through the Office of Refugee Resettlement. In May of 2013, the 3-year grant was nearing the end of its funding cycle. In response, TTCF launched its first major fundraising effort through the crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo. We managed to raise $15,571 from 193 individual donors from the local community and beyond. These funds were equally matched with a donation from a local family foundation. 



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