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Former Indian school in Phoenix finds new use as farm project
Posted: Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Phoenix Indian School
in Arizona is finding a new use as a farm for refugee families.
Bureau of Indian Affairs
gave up the boarding school in a
land swap during the George H. W. Bush administration
. Part of the site was converted into the
Steele Indian School Park
while 15 acres remained in the hands of Barron Collier Companies, a developer.
The land, however, wasn't being developed so Barron Collie allowed the city to turn it into a farm for refugee families from Iraq, the Democratic Republic of Congo and other countries. Other parts of the property are also being put to other uses.
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A Vacant Lot Offers Refugees a Taste of Home
(The New York Times 11/27)
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