Spring is blossoming across Kentucky and refugees who have resettled in Bowling Green are planting seeds of vegetables common in their native countries.
A greenhouse is a welcoming place to bring together people - and plants - from Asia, Africa and America.
The greenhouse at Bowling Green Housing Authority is vibrant with the shiny leaves of butterhead and romaine lettuce, and beans with bright magenta shells.
On a recent spring day, Angele Niyonzima was in the greenhouse planting seeds in small trays.
“It’s almost times to grow, so we come here to start getting ready,” she said.
Niyonzima was raised in Burundi until she was 14. Then she was in a refugee camp for 10 years in the Central African Republic. She’s 38 years old, has lived in Bowling Green for 14 years, and works at Dart Container in Horse Cave.