We pilot agricultural businesses and garden initiatives in refugee communities to restore cultural identity, dignity and purpose. Our long-term vision is to expose every refugee camp in the world to garden competitions, communal gardens, and self-sustaining, value-creating ventures run by and for refugees, providing true economic value to entrepreneurial ideas. Gardening is a powerful therapeutic tool, addressing issues of isolation and mental health, producing beauty, belonging, food security, and promising economic stimulation. Through the provision of seeds and plants, we empower social and economic change.

In 2018 we will sponsor a garden at Chelsea Flower Show to bring our refugee work to a new audience.

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Our annual garden competitions and festivals help promote and encourage home gardens and food production.

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Explore refugee homes lives and stories from Domiz camp in film and interactive media

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Collected together here are our publications, including newsletters, brochures, and academic writing

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Through our concept of the demonstration garden we are developing new approaches to urban agriculture in the heart of communities

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Our concept of the Crisis Response Gardens means seeds and tools reach the front line of crisis response

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Read about our work with refugee communities in the USA, Uganda and Jordan

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Urban Agriculture, Greening Innovation and Forced Displacement are important concepts which underpin our work.

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Partnership is a key principle of all our work, from local communities, to national and international organisations

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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

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

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