Rice Street Gardens have become a cultural meeting place for the immigrant populations living in Roseville–26.2% of the city’s population is now people of color, including many new immigrants. The 250 garden plots are used predominantly by Nepali, Hmong, and Karen refugees living in Roseville, Maplewood, and St. Paul. Accustomed to growing their own food, the gardens provide the refugee and immigrant residents with a sense of home, access to healthy foods, and exercise opportunities. Studies have long revealed the mental and physical benefits of gardening (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2017; Van Den Berg & Custers, 2011; Wang & MacMillan, 2013). Potlucks occur throughout the growing season and act as a means  for residents to share diverse foodways. Fees are kept low and community partners provide necessary resources like land, water, and financial support.