Ngun Tial
Contact: Ngun Tial
City: Kansas City, KS,
Phone: 913-940-8318
About Us
Ngun Tial is from the Chin ethnic group in Burma. She has been in the US since 2015 and has 2 daughters. Her favorite part of farming is watering and cleaning her plot and selling at the market. She sells every Saturday at the Merriam 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.