Martha Tlaihlun
Contact: Khin Hrin Pan
City: Kansas City, KS,
Phone: 913-265-9207
About Us
Khin Hrin Pan

Khin is from Burma in southeast Asia, where she farmed 6 acres of produce including corn, peas and tomatoes. She is a first-year farmer with New Roots for Refugees. She loves to farm and likes to eat everything except fennel.

The biggest difference in farming in Kansas is having to water crops daily. Khin says that she only had to weed in Burma. Khin wants to learn what to grow here and when is the best time to grow each crop. While in Burma, she says she was great at growing sunflowers, which happen to be her new home’s state flower! They sell every weekend at Community Christian Church.
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.