Anchorage has recently seen an influx of refugees from places like Sudan, Congo, Bhutan and Southeast Asia. For the past eight years, an extension horticulturist with the University of Alaska Fairbanks has been working with these refugees, teaching them how to grow and harvest 45 different cool season vegetables and herbs during the four-month growing season. Most of the training occurs in an 8,000-square foot garden on city parkland. The produce grown is sold at two farmers markets. Sales have ranged from about $3,000 to a high of $10,300 in 2014, by a group of 17 Nepali-speaking Bhutanese. The garden has become the largest source of locally produced vegetables sold at Anchorage farmers markets. Going to the market allows refugees to practice their English and customer service skills and to make change. The program is a collaboration between extension and the Refugee Assistance and Immigration Services.