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May 21, 2020

This International Tea Day, our operations manager, Aveen, shares her delicious and refreshing recipe for herbal tea. It blends rose, lemon balm, rosemary, lavender, santolina and mint. Before Covid-19, Aveen and our group of gardeners enjoyed taking tea together in the Azadi Community Garden in Domiz. After a busy session tending to the plants, it … Continued

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April 30, 2020

Mr Fothergill’s and the Lemon Tree Trust are working together to provide 100,000 packets of quality seed to people living in refugee and IDP (internally displaced people) camps in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Mr Fothergill’s is supporting our Emergency ‘Gardener to Gardener’ Seed Appeal with a week-long promotion to its UK customers. For every … Continued

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April 8, 2020

The global spread of Coronavirus Covid-19 means it is not possible to run our garden competitions in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) this spring. However, we will continue to encourage people to sow seeds and enjoy gardening by celebrating refugee and IDP camp home gardens with a ‘virtual’ home garden exhibition this year. Residents … Continued

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March 31, 2020

We are all living in strange and worrying times. The Coronavirus Covid-19 does not discriminate and globally we are all feeling its effects. Refugee and IDP camps are very densely populated with no parks or public green space. One of our goals is our focus on home gardens and this is now more important than … Continued

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March 18, 2020

Huge thanks to Mr Fothergill’s Seeds, with support from the RHS, who have donated over 11,000 packets of seeds to Lemon Tree Trust gardening projects. The mix of vegetable, herb and flower seeds are being distributed to people living in refugee, internally displaced persons and transit camps in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq so that … Continued

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February 25, 2020

Inspired by a Channel 4 news story titled “The Last Gardener of Aleppo”, York based artist Linda Combi is staging a new exhibition of artwork and will donate a share of the proceeds to the Lemon Tree Trust. Linda was deeply moved by the TV news story that featured Abu Ward, the owner of a … Continued

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October 24, 2019

Following the success and high levels of participation in our annual garden competition, a new Garden of the Month initiative has been set up in Domiz camp. This will help us celebrate camp gardens and shine a light on innovation and creativity throughout the year. Every month, the Lemon Tree Trust team visits a different … Continued

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October 16, 2019

This World Food Day, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations is focusing on the importance of a healthy diet in ending world hunger. Here at the Azadi Community Garden in Domiz camp, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, fruit and vegetables are grown by a group of women and their families and … Continued

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June 28, 2019

During this year’s Lemon Tree Trust (LTT) Garden Competition one of our gardeners, Khadeja Tahr Omer, invited LTT’s founder Stephanie Hunt in to her home to try her beloved homemade rose water. Stephanie learned that Khadeja started making rose water 15 years ago when she lived in Syria as a refreshing juice for her children. … Continued

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June 18, 2019

We’re thrilled to announce the winners of the 2019 Lemon Tree Trust annual garden competitions in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). Competitions took place in a record seven refugee and IDP (Internally Displaced People) camps this year, with nearly 1,500 gardens in the running for prizes. A combination of cash prizes and gifts of … Continued

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