Jewish Vocational Services (JVS) is working to access vacant land in Historic Northeast KCMO and transform it into garden spaces for refugee families in the neighborhood. The gardens create space for refugees to grow produce that is culturally familiar, as well as more commonly grown Midwest crops. Global Gardens currently has two garden sites and will be adding two more in 2016. The gardens are increasing the access to fresh, healthy foods, increasing physical activity, and increasing social integration for the participants. Each garden has created a small "sharing garden" space, in order to engage immediate neighbors and passers-by of the garden sites, to offer them a chance to garden and/or take produce from a communal space.