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Ep. 7: Karen Farmers from Burma

Ep. 7: Karen Farmers from Burma

This episode features four interviews with Karen farmers from the mountains of the Karen state of Burma (Myanmar) who spent roughly a decade in Thai refugee camps before resettling in South Philadelphia. They now grow their traditional crops at Novick Urban Farm.

The Karen way with food plants was key to their survival and joy while living in the center of a civil war; then again while hiding in the jungle and escaping to Thailand, biding time in the tight quarters of refugee camps; and today, farming and foraging here in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Their heirloom vegetables and traditional foods have become a lifeline, a heartstring, a refuge, and a delicious portal home.

 

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Interviewees: Naw Doh, Hte Da Win, Hser Ku, and Tay Aye, Karen farmers from Burma, at Novick Community Farm

 

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THANKS TO:

  • Naw Doh
  • Hte Da Win
  • Hser Ku
  • Tay Aye (Hte Da Win's mom)
  • Adam Forbes
  • Jess Renninger
  • Ally Schonfeld
  • Clara Varadi-True
  • Novick Brothers Corporation
  • Southeast by Southeast
  • Maebh Aguilar
  • Sara Taylor

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