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March 30, 2021

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

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February 22, 2021

We’re thrilled to welcome Hamid Abdullah to the Lemon Tree Trust as our Horticulture & Landscape Consultant. Based in Erbil, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, Hamid will support Aveen and our team with horticulture training and landscape design for existing and new projects.  We asked him a few questions to get to know him better:  Which landscape designers are you influenced by and why?  … Continued

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February 18, 2021

One thing that Covid-19 has highlighted is that gardening has no borders. We are all finding solace in our personal green space, wherever we are in the world. Your support throughout 2020 and beyond – whether that’s sending seed to our emergency appeal, making a one-off or regular donation via our JustGiving page, or liking, … Continued

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February 10, 2021

Many thanks to Annie Guilfoyle and Noel Kingsbury at Garden Masterclass who are inviting members to make a donation to Lemon Tree Trust when attending special member events. So far member events have included a debate on ‘What makes a great garden plant’ between horticulturalists and gardeners Edward Flint, Bob Brown and Andi Strachan on … Continued

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December 18, 2020

We are regularly asked by people around the world about how they can support our activities. We are incredibly grateful for your support! 💚 Here are nine ways you can help spark and change conversations around forcibly displaced people. 1. Make a donation This helps us maintain our existing projects and plan new ones. Regular … Continued

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December 2, 2020

Our team has created an area of green space at the SEED Foundation community centre in Bersive 1 camp in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. The centre is where women, men and families recovering from trauma can spend time tending a garden, planting seeds and re-connecting with nature. The SEED Foundation addresses the mental health … Continued

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November 28, 2020

Salih Yosuf, 45, is married with five children and lives in Domiz 2 camp. He shares what gardening means to him and has built an ingenious water feature in his home garden. “I spend most of my time in my garden that I established two years ago. Roses are my favourite plant of all because … Continued

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November 23, 2020

Molokhia, or jute mallow, is a popular ingredient of middle eastern dishes and is grown widely by gardeners in refugee and IDP camps in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Molokhia is rich in fibre, helping to improve digestion and lower cholesterol. It is also rich in potassium, which can help to lower blood pressure.  Noora, … Continued

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October 29, 2020

Hajar Eido Khadida is a 23-year-old student living in Khanki IDP camp in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. We chatted to her about her garden and life in general during the Covid-19 pandemic. 🌿 How much time do you spend in your garden and why is it important to you?I spend 30 minutes every day … Continued

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October 23, 2020

It was an absolute pleasure speaking to Andrew O’Brien on his Gardens, Weeds & Words podcast. Andrew is an online garden coach, podcaster, blogger. He spoke about Lemon Tree Trust’s garden at the 2018 RHS Chelsea Flower Show in his first ever podcast, and so it was great to join him for this episode, three … Continued

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