Gardens, Weeds & Words podcast

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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 seasons in.

Jennie Spears from Lemon Tree Trust chats to Andrew about her own gardening background, and some of the people who are gardening against the odds in refugee and IDP (internally displaced people) camps in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Plants bring joy and help to transform a shelter into a home, no matter who you are or where you live.

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