SyRAP is directed by the organization Refugee & Immigrant Self-Empowerment (RISE) in partnership with Salt City Harvest Farm, Cornell Cooperative Extension, and Matthew 25 Farm. We build partnerships with a number of organizations in Central New York to make SyRAP possible.
Salt City Harvest Farm was established in 2013 to meet the demand within the New American refugee community for growing food at a scale greater than the community gardens in the city. SCHF is dedicated to creating food independence and improving the quality of life of the New American community through the cross-cultural exchange of knowledge, agricultural practices, food, and life skills in a collaborative farming effort.
CCE-OC offers a wide range of research-based education programs, including gardening, urban agriculture, agriculture, nutrition, community development, and natural resources. CCE- OC is associated with the state-wide Cornell Cooperative Extension and is able to provide additional support through access to experts within the Agriculture College and School of Human Dynamics.
Matthew 25 Farm was founded in 2009 to ensure that no Central New Yorker goes without fresh produce. The food that is grown, harvested, and distributed is donated to area food pantries, homeless shelters, and others facing hunger.
The Syracuse Refugee Agricultural Program (SyRAP) is a program of
Refugee & Immigrant Self-Empowerment.
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