From refugee camp to home owners


Thirteen years of life in refugee camps didn’t darken the dream of home ownership for Julie and Peter Thao. Now that dream is a reality. “The life there is very difficult,” Julie Thao says of her years in Thailand, which became the family’s home after an escape from Laos. “We didn’t have enough food to […]

Farm to fork, Laos to South Sac


From Laos to Thailand and now South Sacramento, the seeds survived. They have been buried in the rich soil at each stop and nurtured to life by Khoua Lee, a woman who was born to garden. “If I do not plant my seeds, they will die,” Khoua says. “So I have to plant them to […]