2 Feb 2018

Public garden helps refugees settle

From Country Life, 9:19 pm on 2 February 2018
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Photo: ABC Open/Jennifer Douglas

It has only taken one acre of land to make regional Victoria feel like Africa.

A tall crop of traditional African maize is being hand-harvested by a group of former refugees and volunteers who may have stumbled on a new way to ease new migrants in to Australian communities.

The Burundian community in north-west Victoria consists of many former farmers who fled civil war and who have struggled to feel at home in Australia.

Here is a link to the full story from ABC Country Hour reporter, Emma Brown