Community Gardens


New American Sustainable Agriculture Project

NASAP’s innovative model has been featured in publications from The New Yorker to PBS News, from documentary to newsprint.  Here’s a snapshot of some of our coverage, plus a few more links to media featuring our work.

  • Finding Land, Finding Home – a snapshot of the search for land for graduated NASAP farmers in the Fall 2015 issue of the Maine Farmland Trust newsletter
  • Somali transplants put down roots in Maine – an August 2015 story in the Boston Globe about the work of one of our colleagues and partners, the Somali-Bantu Community Mutual Assistance Association of Lewiston-Auburn
  • There is My Home — a 2011 documentary telling the story of two NASAP farmers.  The film picked up the Audience Choice Award at the Lewiston-Auburn Film Festival.
  • Videos (here and here) from 2013, students at the SALT Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland compiled two short videos featuring NASAP farmers.
  • Stunning images (here and here) taken by staff at the Lewiston Sun Journal at our training farm site in fall 2013.
  • documentary news feature by BBC News in 2012 about the Somali population in Lewiston, Maine — Hussein Muktar, both a farmer and a staff member of NASAP, is featured in the story.
  • New Roots in America, an in-depth look of the stories of NASAP participants from Heifer International.

Our work is part of a national movement supported by colleagues and partners both in Maine and around the country; and part of the vibrant story of the changing face of Maine.  If you’d like to connect more deeply to the context that surrounds and nourishes our work, we invite you to explore more here.


Other Stories of Immigrant and Refugee Farmers

  • From Bhutan to NY’s Dairy Heartland: Bhutanese refugees who have taken part in a NY state program, learning to be milkers at Alfred State College and then training on local farms (New York Times)


The Story of Lewiston


National and Local Colleagues and Partners


Cultivating Community

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