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UK: The Manchester allotment where refugees and asylum seekers are growing vegetables together

“I think the main things people get from Growing Together Levenshulme are a supportive community and a space to take time away from their difficult and often chaotic lives as asylum seekers.

By Lucy Lovell
Manchester Evening News
Aug 13, 2017


” In future we’d love to be able to grow the project by opening the garden to participants on more days of the week, which is something they’re really keen for us to do, but in order to do that we’d need more funding and more volunteers.

“At the moment we’re just looking for funding to secure the long term future of the garden so it can continue to benefit asylum seekers and refugees for years to come.”

And what about the future for Emilie?

“I don’t know. I will come here to volunteer. Growing is good. Or just working. I’d like to find a job. Gardening maybe. I like the garden, I like growing things here. The people are helpful.

“These are not friends, they are my family. My family.”

Read the complete article here.