We work with refugee communities to identify livelihood and business opportunities and provide start-up support through an entrepreneurship seed fund.

We have recently supported:

The development of three nurseries as businesses for three individuals,

A demonstration garden offering training and fresh food, grown in gardens and under plastic,

A small refugee run business – (Crisis Response Gardens) making, sourcing and assembling emergency growing kits  to be distributed to communities in crisis.

We are in discussion with camp authorities about making a large strip of land available to be used as a small commercial farm. This will create opportunities for employment as well as dealing with water run off from the camp.

We are also fund raising for an entrepreneurship seed fund in order to make small grants available to support ideas for new agri businesses within the camp. If successful we will offer amounts of up to 5,000$ to cover the purchase of stock, premises and materials as well as other start up training costs.

 

Lemon Tree Trust announces new projects in Greece to mark World Refugee Day weeks after first ever ‘refugee garden’ at RHS Chelsea Flower Show A month after our refugee-inspired garden was showcased at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show in London, a first in the show’s 150 year history, we are pleased to announce we have … Continued