We work to create films, publications and articles with the goal of advocating for the importance of urban agriculture in refugee camps. Through these materials, we aim to share individual stories and knowledge about what works and what is possible. A selection of articles about our work are available below.

Lemon Tree Trust Impact Report
Field Notes No.4: 2018 – Available here: Lemon Tree Trust Impact Report 2018

Lemon Tree Trust Impact Report
Field Notes No.3: 2017-18 – Available here: LTT IMPACT REPORT Q1 2018

Lemon Tree Trust Press Release – May 2018
Winners Announced in Refugee Camp Garden Competition – Refugee Camp Garden Comp Winners

Chelsea Flower Show
Lemon Tree Trust Garden Brochure – Available here: Garden Brochure

The Telegraph
Green shoots of hope: the Chelsea Flower Show garden celebrating the ingenuity of Syrian refugees”
Annie Gatti (2018) Available here or an Arabic (العربية) version here: Lemon Tree Trust – Telegraph article_Arabic

 

Gardens Illustrated
“Gardens of Hope”
Caroline Beck (2018) Available to read here to read or via subscription from Gardens Illustrated

FOODTANK Article
Urban Agriculture and Forced Displacement in Iraq: “This garden is my kingdom”
Helene Schulze (2018) Available here

Transforming Land, Transforming Lives – Greening Innovation and Urban Agriculture in the Context of Forced Displacement
Lemon Tree Trust (2017)
Booklet available here

Growing Food Growing Home Growing Dignity
Lemon Tree Trust (2017)
Profile available here

Thriving Spaces: The Benefits and Challenges of Incorporating Urban Agriculture into Refugee Camp Infrastructurefor Refugee Camps
Forced Migration Review 55: pages 46-48 (2017)
Article available here

Agroforestry for Refugee Camps
Agriculture for Development, 28 (2016)
Article available here

Urban Farming and Urban Planning in Times of Crisis
Urban Agriculture Magazine, 31 (2016)
Article available here

Supporting Refugees Through Greening Innovation and Urban Agriculture
Lemon Tree Trust, No. 1 (2017)
Biannual report available here

Transforming Land Transforming Lives
Lemon Tree Trust (2017)
Leaflet – low res available here
Leaflet – high res available here

 

We have awarded prizes to 72 winning gardens in our 2021 Lemon Tree Trust (LTT) annual garden competitions. LTT competitions took place in a record nine camps in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), despite ongoing Covid-19 restrictions. Winners have received cash prizes and gifts of seeds and plants, and all participants have received certificates.  … Continued

Land restoration in refugee camps and wider communities has enormous potential to enhance the living conditions of forcibly displaced people and the ecosystems of war-torn regions. To coincide with the official launch of the UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration and World Environment Day on 5 June 2021, we were delighted to take part in a ‘Refugees and Restoration’ roundtable … Continued

Ahmed Ibrahim Ismail lives in the Azar neighbourhood of Domiz 2 camp. “I have a humble garden in my house, and I started working on it with my children two years ago. We have spent many good times in it, especially during the curfew for the coronavirus.⁣  ⁣“My garden contains 20 different types of roses and … Continued