Thank you to Rachael Jefferies for inviting us on to the Centre for Minorities Research Podcast to talk about our work.
The Centre for Minorities Research is based at the University of St Andrews, St Andrews in Scotland, UK. And the centre’s student-led podcast provides a space for students to creatively explore their research interests.
We’re delighted to feature on the first episode of season 2.
“Growing Flowers in the Desert: A Conversation with the Lemon Tree Trust will reveal how one packet of seeds can bring hope to even the most desolate of situations. In this podcast, Rachael Jefferies, a Master of Arts (Honours) student in French and German, explores the power of gardening with Jennie Spears from the Lemon Tree Trust. Discover stories of displaced individuals and see how the act of gardening becomes a common language of dignity between people and a bridge to build community.”
In the 30 minute episode, we answer questions, such as:
How did it all start? What was the founder’s inspiration for creating the Lemon Tree Trust?
What plants do people like to grow?
How can people that have been displaced use their garden space to move on from their previous lives but also to bridge the link between their previous lives and their current situation?
Would you say you have come across people who are new to gardening, as well as people who have always enjoyed it?
Is there anything that we can do as listeners to support the vision of the Lemon Tree Trust?
We’ve made it easier to spread the joy of gardening this Christmas. When you make a donation to Lemon Tree Trust on behalf of someone special, you can send them our new downloadable design, accompanied by your own personalised message. How it works STEP 1: First, make a donation to Lemon Tree Trust via JustGiving … Continued
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To celebrate the completion of the extension to the Azadi Community Garden in Domiz 1 camp, and to officially open the space, we organised a small opening ceremony and party. All our new gardeners, who have been given a new raised bed in the extended area, were invited to join our celebration, along with our … Continued