Winter appeal launched to spread the joy of gardening this Christmas

At this time of year when the weather is turning colder in refugee and IDP (internally displaced people) camps in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, our gardening activities are more important than ever to bring people together and give them hope for their futures.

That’s why, this Christmas, we have launched a special appeal, where we are asking our supporters to give a special and lasting present – the gift of gardens and gardening.

Find out more about why we’ve launched the appeal and how you can help.

Take part in our festive competition

We are also inviting our supporters to enter our competition in collaboration with Grace Alexander Flowers. All you need to do is share with us your own special seasonal plant or floral tradition that brings you joy at this time of year. All entrants will be in with a chance of winning a signed copy of Grace Alexander’s book, ‘Grow and Gather’ and some extra goodies.


You did it! 🥳 Thanks to your generous donations, our Community Garden Appeal raised £3,662 GBP ($4,530 USD). Plus, every donation has been matched by one of our most generous supporters, meaning the appeal raised an incredible £7,324 GDP ($9,060 USD). Thank you so much. And we loved receiving your messages of support throughout our … Continued

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