Interpreter, Refugee Agricultural Program
Siddi Rimal is one of more than 20 new Nashvillians from Nepal and Bhutan who grow food on one of The Nashville Food Project’s three gardens.
Many of the participants come from agrarian backgrounds in their native lands, and the garden is where they can connect and feel at home while also providing food for their families.
The program is managed through a three-year federal grant won by The Nashville Food Project, the Center for Refugees + Immigrants, Nashville Grown and the Tennessee Foreign Language Institute.
Nowadays Siddi works as a leader of the group as translator and part-time garden manager.
“I want more people to be involved so they can get the benefit from this type program,” he said.