Transplanting Traditions http://wunc.org en Burmese Crops Sprout In Orange County http://wunc.org/post/burmese-crops-sprout-orange-county <p>Some refugees in Chapel Hill are finding a way to reconnect with their native farming tradition.</p><p>The Karen are a displaced ethnic minority from the Southeast Asian nation of Burma (also known as Myanmar). More than a thousand have ended up in Orange County through resettlement programs, which place them in areas like Chapel Hill with free transportation, good schools and available work as housekeepers.</p><p>With the help of a community farming project, Karen people in Chapel Hill are once again growing Burmese crops and making money along the way.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 09:58:08 +0000 Emma Miller 24366 at http://wunc.org Burmese Crops Sprout In Orange County