Khadijo grew up farming with her family in Somalia. She learned everything about farming from working alongside her parents, growing mangoes, bananas, tomatoes and several other varieties of vegetables. In Somalia, they farmed in a very hot, dry climate where she was used to carrying water for the entire garden by hand. When she was resettled into the United States, she began farming again with New Roots for Refugees. After five years, she graduated and was able to buy a house with her husband that had large area for a garden. She planted a peach and pear tree and grows vegetables for her family to eat and to sell at market. Khadijo does most of the gardening herself, as her husband can only help when he is not working. She balances gardening with raising seven children, who often join her at the market!
Farm Name: Banda Family Farm
Farmer’s Market Locations: Merriam Farmer’s Market (Saturdays)
Offers: Vegetables/Flowers at Market, CSA share
Contact: (913) 526-2611