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Local artist combines stories and recipes in Things We Share

Jazzmen Lee-Johnson had been interested in food growing, food as self-care and cooking long before she created the graphic novel cookbook, Things We Share. But the idea began to take shape after working with food insecure youth and refugee communities in Providence, which gave the project a purpose: to address food access and to celebrate cultural traditions around food and medicine.

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Growing food helps SCLT’s new garden associate hold onto her roots

Like many refugees who arrive in Providence, Bishnu Poudel was eager to obtain a plot in one of SCLT’s community gardens. Soon, she began growing the vegetables she and her family were used to eating in Nepal, and before that, Bhutan, as well as socializing and networking with refugees from three continents. 

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