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March 19, 2019

Lemon Tree Trust’s Dr Sami Youssef recently led a research trip on land near Domiz camp in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The team were delighted to see the bright and bold colourful jewels of the Anemone coronaria. Also spotted was the delicate blossom of native Prunus, the bell-shaped flowers of Onosma, as well as the sunshine yellow … Continued

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March 8, 2019

International Women’s Day, today, March 8, is a time to reflect on progress made and to celebrate the acts of courage and determination by ordinary women in their communities. The United Nations has marked this year’s theme as “Think equal, build smart, innovate for change” as an opportunity to look at innovative ways in which … Continued

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December 4, 2018

Lemon Tree Trust presents in Vatican City In recognition of our efforts to improve the lives of refugees through gardening initiatives, we will present our vision in Vatican City this week. We have been announced as a recipient of the 2018 Laudato Sí Challenge, an initiative inspired by Pope Francis to address the global refugee crisis, … Continued

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November 14, 2018

FIELD NOTES After a recent community gathering in the Lemon Tree Trust Liberation Garden in Domiz camp, Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Aveen shares her thoughts on why the garden is so important to women living in Domiz: The Liberation Garden has become part of the lives of every woman working here and is of great … Continued

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September 20, 2018

One of the pomegranate (Punica granatum) trees from the Lemon Tree Trust Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 has been donated to RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey, UK. The tree will form part of a new Mediterranean planting scheme inspiring visitors to try new plants in their own gardens. Peter Jones, Garden Manager for … Continued

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June 20, 2018

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

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May 24, 2018

The Lemon Tree Trust garden at Chelsea has been featured in press.

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May 21, 2018

Celebrated Syrian born musician Maya Youssef performed tracks from her debut album on the Lemon Tree Trust Garden at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show on Monday 21 May. Maya is a virtuoso of the qānūn, a traditional Syrian stringed zither. Her album, ‘Syrian Dreams’, represents her personal journey through the six years of war in Syria. Maya says: … Continued

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May 20, 2018

A hundred years on from providing seeds to WWI prisoners of war, the the Lemon Tree Trust is working with the RHS to supply seeds to Syrian refugees in Domiz camp, Kurdistan region of Iraq. For the millions of people living in refugee camps, the simple act of gardening and growing plants can be a hugely important … Continued

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December 5, 2017

Exhibition in Lewes, East Sussex, UK, under the title Growing Food, Growing Home, Growing Dignity

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