Why do we run this service?
Gardening offers the health benefits of fresh air and gentle exercise. There is satisfaction in seeing things grow and the chance to socialise with others on a shared endeavour.
Some of the people we work with have come from rural and agricultural backgrounds and they welcome the chance to regain a connection with the land.
Who is this for?
Asylum seekers and refugees who are able to make their way to an allotment and a garden a short distance from our offices.
How to find out more
What does the service offer?
- Opportunities to work in a garden allotment a short distance from our offices, and/or a community garden on the outskirts of Oxford.
- Opportunities to grow a variety of vegetables.
- The chance to meet other people with a passion for growing things.
- Basic tools, boots etc.
Who are our partners?
Asylum Welcome is grateful for a partnership the Elder Stubbs Allotments and with OxGrow, which runs a community gardening project.