A video about TTCF's history and vision.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
August, 2022 - NextShark - Voting begins: 2022 Gold Futures Challenge to give $500,000 to top groups empowering AAPI communities
March, 2022 - Eating Well Magazine
February, 2022 - INDY - A New Season At Transplanting Traditions Community Farm
August, 2021 - New York Times - What to Do This Summer: Chapel Hill, N.C.
July, 2019 - News & Observer - Far from home, refugees from Burma put down new roots at a community farm
May, 2019 - Our State - The Transplants
January, 2018 - yes!magazine- Farming Brings Refugee Closer to Home Thorough Food and Community
August, 2017 - Civil Eats- Young Food Justice Leaders Speak Out
April, 2017 -Bon Appetit- A Farm for Refugees to Plant the Seeds of Home
October, 2016 -Southern Foodways Alliance-Gravy Audio Podcast- Transplanted Traditions:From A Southeast Asia to North Carolina
October, 2016 - Indy Weekly- Food Youth Initiative Hosts Closing Reception at the Carrack on Friday
September 2016 - Indy Weekly- Young Activists Fill the Carrack with Intimate Portraits of Food Justice in Reframing Food
July 2016 - University Gazette- A Sheltering Place for Refugees
June 2016 - WUNC-Transplanting Traditions: Farming and Art
May 2016 - Indy Weekly- Thanks to Immigrant Populations, Curious Chefs, and Risky Farmers, the Borders of Local Ingredients Are Open
April, 2016 - Laying Roots in Foreign Soil: Refugees Thrive in Urban Agriculture Roles
Jan 2016 - Civil Eats- Refugee Farmers Put Down Roots in North Carolina
Jan 2016 - Bakers Creek Heirloom Seeds Video Feature
May 2015 - Chapel Hill Magazine- Inspirational Women
May 2015 - Piedmont Farm Tour offers a glimpse at a simpler life-Durham Herald Sun
October, 2013 - Burmese Crops Sprout in Orange County – WUNC radio: Morning Edition- Emma Miller
October, 2013 - Orange County population from Burma here to stay- The Daily Tar Heel
August, 2013 - New Farmers in North Carolina- North Carolina Folklife Institute
June, 2013 - Chapel Hill refugee farmers to hold farmers market – Durham Herald Sun
June, 2013 - Refugees Tend Their Own Farm in Orange County – WUNC radio: State of Things with Frank Stasio
May, 2013 - Sustainable South- Southern Foodways Alliance
May, 2013 - Farm Tour Favorite – Weaver St. Market Newsletter
May, 2013 - Farm for local refugees hosts first market- Daily Tar Heel
May, 2013 - Farmers growing new lives from old ways- Chapel Hill News
May, 2013 - Panel discusses refugee students in CHHS- The Daily Tar Heel
March, 2013 - The Farm Bill Extension and Beginning Farmers and Ranchers- Carolina Farm Stewardship
Dec, 2012 - Raising Burma – a documentary essay that seeks to demonstrate this complex relationship that Karen peoples have with the land.
Nov 15, 2012 - Learning by the Mouthful- Duke Kenan Institute for Ethics
Nov 13, 2012 - Vimala Hosts a Fundraiser for Transplanting Traditions Farm- Daily Tar Heel
Nov. 8 2012 - Event Benefits Refugees from Burma-Daily Tar Heel
May 16, 2012 - Growing Home: Karen refugees rebuild their lives in the Triangle-cover story-Independent Weekly
April 25, 2012 - Karen refugees grow a taste of home-News and Observer
APRIL 25, 2012 - Piedmont Farm Tour- Independent Weekly
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