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 kitsĀ  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.

 

Depot Cinema, Lewes, UK 8th – 14th December 2017. Come see our interactive stories, film and photography exhibition.

The stories on this page are taken from interviews with gardeners in Iraq who were part of the 2017 Garden competition.

Read the latest news here regarding our Chelsea Flower Show 2018 garden