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I was born in the country of Burundi, but, due to war, I have lived in Congo, Tanzania and, now, the United States. Although my environment has changed many times, a love for gardening has been a constant in my life. In Africa, I grew many different crops, some of my favorites being cassava, corn, bananas and peanuts. Now that I am in the Iowa, I am growing produce that is proven to grow well here, while experimenting with some of my favorite plants and varieties from Africa. Enjoy! There are currently 26 families of farmers from Bhutan, Burma, Burundi and Rwanda farming at Lutheran Services in Iowa’s Global Greens Farm. Global Greens Farm is a four acre incubator farm located in West Des Moines, and all produce grown there is Certified Naturally Grown. Global Greens provides individuals who immigrated as refugees the opportunity to reconnect to the land through farming. The program provides three to five years of land use, marketing assistance and farming advice to the farmers on their way to becoming independent business owners. Bizimana is in his first year of the Global Greens program.
Browse through our Products for Sale
Basil, Beans, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrots, Chard, Sweet Corn, Cucumbers, Eggplant, Lettuce, Okra, Onions, Peas, Potatoes, Spinach, Summer Squash, Winter Squash, Sweet Potatoes, Tomatoes, Turnips, Watermelon
Practices (our standards for raising or making our products)
All produce is Certified Naturally Grown. Global Greens Farm represents a fusion of modern technology with old world farming practices (aka lots of human power). Aside from the initial tilling of the land in April, all farming is done by hand.
Highlights this Month
Come see me at the Global Greens Farmers Market Saturdays from 10:30-2:00 at: Lutheran Services in Iowa 3200 University Ave. Des Moines, IA 50311