Ye Tun
Contact: Ye Tun
City: Kansas City, ,
Phone: 779-210-9224
About Us
Ye Tun/Na Nan came to the US in 2014 from Burma. In Burma, she and her family grew a garden for themselves, including vegetables such as chin baung, cucumber, and Asian pumpkin, and herbs such as garlic, cilantro, and ginger. Her husband, Ye Tun, and their kids help her with her farm. In the future, she wants to have her own farming business.
Juniper Gardens Training Farm is a 9-acre site just minutes from downtown Kansas City, KS and right across the river from Kansas City, MO. In partnership with Catholic Charities of NE Kansas, we co-manage the New Roots for Refugees program, helping refugees start and operate independent vegetable farms that supply healthy produce to feed Kansas City. In addition to New Roots, Juniper has 10 community gardeners, 7 program graduates leasing plots, and several staff plots.

The program supports refugee farmers from their first year of selling produce at farmers markets through to their graduation year where they sell through farmers markets, an aggregated CSA program, and an aggregated wholesaling operation that supplies restaurants throughout the metro area.