We are thrilled that Gardens of Refuge, our new partnership project plan has reached the final public voting stage of the Aviva Community Fund! The project is centred on the refugee and asylum-seeker community who are supported by the Tooting charity CARAS.
Read the description of the project online here.
|For the future: bulbs for 2017|
You'll see that the project is all about growing the therapeutic benefits of gardening plus greening the community we share in Tooting.
And it's about building ways to enable refugees to share their knowledge and skills locally to imagine and create a more beautiful neighbourhood as a legacy for all.
|Legacy: flourishing from 2015's cuttings|
There are three partners in Gardens of Refuge:CARAS - with whom we have worked in depth for 18 months on Rooting in Tooting.
The Grange - a residential respite and permaculture centre in Norfolk who work with CARAS. Please see The Grange.
& Transition Town Tooting
As of today, the website is live for the public to vote for the projects they would like Aviva to support.
Voting is open until 18th November: but please don't delay!
Please vote and encourage Aviva to support Gardens of Refuge!
You have to register individually before you can vote: to register, please click here for the Aviva webpage
Then search for CARAS or Gardens of Refuge to vote!
Thank you so much for your support,
and please contact us by email if you have any queries.