Started in April 2012, we have created rooftop gardens on the houses of several women in the camp, to help them provide there families with a fresh produce of vegetables as well as address some of the other physical and psychological needs of the camp inhabitants. The project started with training workshops for 11 women, and meetings to let them develop the necessary skills and knowledge to maintain their garden. After this, the materials have been distributed and the small plants have been placed in the tubes, under a cover of Hessian to protect them against the hot sun. Now it is up to the women to care for their gardens, while they still will have the possiblity to meet regulary and discuss any issues that arise with each other and the trainer. Hopefully they will already benefit from two harvests in the first year! Please read here a full article about this project, as well as to access photo’s and a video about the project.