Activities include grass-root network with community leaders and local government to support healthy lifestyle through

  • New Roots Community Farming
  • REAP
  • Selling produce at Farmers Market



Healthy Food Awareness

The garden in the city heights neighborhood was created by the immigrant and refugees. Key goal of the farming is to provide greater access to fresh and healthy food and vegetables. The Community growing fresh produce and plants, Community encourage understanding and awareness of environment. Sure newest program connects local fruit owners to local food pantry at the IRC and Root works to:

  • Promote small, family farms and local food businesses.
  • Encourage events that strengthen the local food circles
  • Grow our own food and help others who want to grow their own food.

Location: 54th Ave. & Chollas Parkway, San Diego, CA 92105


Our History

The Somali Bantu were enslaved in Somali for 400 years until the outbreak of the Somali civil war in the 1991 forced them to flee to neighboring Kenya. For more that ten years, the Somali Bantu lived in refugee camps where food, water, and adequate shelter were scare. In 2003, the United States government identified them as a particularly disadvantaged ethnic group and offered permanent resettlement in the United States.
On March 5th 2004 Omar Abdulkadir Eno Director of Somali Bantu projects and Daniel J Vanlahman Deputy director of Somali Bantu projects came to us and encouraged us to open an office for the Somali Bantu Community of San Diego.



The mission of the Somali Bantu Community of San Diego is to facilitate the resettlement of the Somali Bantu Community in the United States, especially in San Diego by providing programs for education, culture, and economic opportunity in order to promote self-sufficiency within the community. This mission will be accomplished through the following activities:

  • Farming opportunities
  • Health Advocacy
  • English Classes/Interpretation and Translation Services
  • Vocational Training/Employment Services
  • ┬áHousing Assistance
  • Consumer Advocacy
  • Supportive Services!