Avondale Resident Helps Refugees Put Down Roots In Georgia Soil

Sunday, February 5th, 2012

Susan Pavlin starts small farms through Global Growers Network.

Susan Pavlin of Global Growers Network at the Burundi Women's Farm in Decatur. Global Growers Network context

"People have found their way here from around the world and faced some of the most incredible challenges they could face," Pavlin said. "They're very strong. To have these incredibly strong people and have them part of the community is really exciting to me."

That admiration helps her do her job. Pavlin runs Global Growers Network, an umbrella group that helps refugees farmers find gardens and farm projects in metro Atlanta.

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