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Biak Par
City: Kansas City, ,
Phone: 913-215-3855
About Us
Biak Par and Tha Cung Ngun are from the Chin ethnic group in Burma. They have 2 sons and 2 daughters. Biak Par grew up in Myanmar and specialized in making peanut oil. Her future goal is to purchase land close to home to continue farming. She sells every Sunday at Church of the Nativity in Leawood.
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.