Mediatrice Niyonkuru
Contact: Mediatrice Niyonkuru
City: Kansas City, ,
Phone: 913-265-1130
About Us
Mediatrice Niyonkuru is from Burundi and has been in the US since 2014. She and her husband Sinezi have 2 children. She speaks Swahili and English. Her dream is to become the best farmer she can be and continue farming. Mediatrice sells every Wednesday at the Strawberry Hill Farmers’ Market and every Saturday at the Bonner Springs Farmers’ Market.

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.