Friends of Garden Masterclass raise funds for Lemon Tree Trust

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 29 January, and a talk from James Hitchmough on ‘Steppe-like grasslands in the wild as primers for design’ on 8 February.

Members from the Friends of Garden Masterclass attending the events have already raised almost £2,000 to help displaced people and refugees to garden and more special events are planned throughout 2021.

Thursday Garden Chat

Back in December 2020, we were delighted to speak to Garden Masterclass about our work as part of their Thursday Garden Chat series. Watch the recording.

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Domiz 1 camp is the home of our headquarters in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and one of our community gardens, Azadi. We regularly get asked questions about the set-up and infrastructure of refugee and IDP (internally displaced people) camps, as well as the living conditions there, so we wanted to share what we know. … Continued

Our thanks go to the Young Propagators Society for publishing Aisha Ahmed Omar’s story in their digital zine. Aisha is a gardener who lives in Domiz 1 camp, in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, after she was forcibly displaced from Syria. She shares how gardening brings her connection, comfort and joy:⁣“I have had great success in growing leafy vegetables, which … Continued

Congratulations to graphic designer Kulsum Karolia on winning a Bronze Creative Conscience Award for her Lemon Tree Trust project.   As part of a final year project at the Manchester School of Art, UK, Kulsum and fellow students were tasked with creatively responding to and raising awareness about a social issue – to inspire and educate a global audience.  We were delighted when Kulsum chose Lemon Tree Trust.   She said: “Something that really stood out to me … Continued