We grow on three large allotments rented by Asylum Link Merseyside at Dunbabbin Road, Liverpool. All crops go to asylum seekers and refugees and we are geared to supply the Asylum Link Merseyside kitchen which serves over 150 meals a day.
We predominantly grow potatoes, onions, leeks, beans, spinach, courgette and coriander. We also pick abandoned fruit trees on site and estimate we provide nearly quarter of a tonne of fresh produce into the Centre. The sessions provide opportunities for gentle horticultural activity of which many people from AS&R communities can relate to and connect with. It is also a friendly environment in which to practice English and have friendly banter.
The project is supported by Asylum Link Merseyside, Merseyside Refugee Support Network, Merseyside Network for Change, Women Together and St Agnes Church Huyton This project is funded by Liverpool Clinical Commissioning Group.