Community Members Build New Fence For Boise Refugee Garden

Sep 9, 2019

A refugee garden that was raided for produce last month now has a new fence to guard the tomatoes and other vegetables.

The garden used by refugees behind Hillview United Methodist Church is now protected.

Community members helped build the fence this past week, according to KTVB. Refugees who use the garden were flooded with donations after the raids came to light.

They’ve been tending the garden for 13 years, which church officials say is used to feed their families, friends and neighbors.

Reporter Tess Goodwin contributed to this story.

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