Category: UA and Refugees

These posts cover the work on refugees and UA. This work began in Dallas in 2014, where I was head of a small team mapping and implementing community gardens in the city to support the large resettled refugee community in the city. The work here also covers the work in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, 2015-2018 which led to the development of home gardens and market gardens in several refugee camps. The work is still on going under the name of the Lemon Tree Trust.

Gallery of refugee gardens, Kurdistan

One of the main aims of the Lemon Tree Trust was to support home gardens for refugees. Below are a selection of images that show the wide range…

Films: urban agriculture and refugee camps in northern Iraq

These films made in 2016 and 2017, explores how various aspects of urban agriculture, from home gardens to market gardens help transform the refugee camp and enrich the…

Press: Gardens of Hope

Article published in Gardens Illustrated, Caroline Beck (2018) “Gardens of Hope” explores the work of the Lemon Tree Trust in Northern Iraq. Article available here. 

Transforming Land, Transforming Lives

Co-authored report for the Lemon Tree Trust that details the work on UA and refugees.  From the introduction “At Lemon Tree Trust, we believe that urban agriculture –…

Urban Agriculture for refugees and displaced people

Between 2015 and 2018 I worked in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) As a co-founder of the Lemon tree Trust, alongside Stephanie Hunt. Our team has helped…

Edible Map of Dallas

This page explores the Edible Map of Dallas, which covers 110 acres of central Dallas. The map explores the potential for urban agriculture in the neighbourhood, imaging food…


A new publication, due in February 2024, dedicated to the subject of urban food maps. Edited by Katrin Bohn and Mikey Tomkins, the book presents 26 chapters and over 200 maps that explore this emerging academic area of mapping food systems and practices in cities across the globe.

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