Planting the Seeds to Grow a New Home
"I just chanced [upon] seeing a [New Entry] sign in downtown Lowell, I joined the program, and over many years, they helped with so many things,"
Immigrating to a completely foreign country and culture is a challenge that offers no easy solutions. Trying to take with you a vocation as strenuous and demanding as farming is an even greater challenge. Although farming in New England was much different from the year-round growing weather in her native country of Cameroon, thanks to the help of New Entry, Seona planted a seed of ambition in her new home soil. After graduating from New Entry’s Farm Business Planning Course in 2006, Seona began her farming endeavors on one of New Entry’s incubator training farm sites in Dracut, MA, plus she also rents land in Groton, MA. Seona credits New Entry with helping her greatly, especially with crop planning, business planning, finding a market to sell her produce (through the World PEAS Food Hub), and finding farm land.
How We Helped:
Private: New Entry Sustainable Farming Project (NESFP)