Bishnu joined SCLT’s staff early last summer as a community garden associate. But, she and her husband Tek were already familiar faces around the office. Bishnu has been a garden leader at the Greenwich Community Garden, and she and Tek have translated for other Nepali gardeners for the past several years. (Their son, Nirajan, has also worked part-time at City Farm since 2018.)

Bishnu and her family arrived in the U.S. in 2013. You can read about her experience as a refugee here.

Her work involves preparing new properties and maintaining existing gardens and urban farms, as well as communicating with growers about resources, workshops and other opportunities.