The gardening season might be coming to an end, but one allotment in Plymouth is providing more than just fruit and veg for a group of volunteers.
Students and Refugees Together aims to help newly-arrived asylum seekers unlock their potential and contribute to the local community.
- Meet the refugees who are finding solace on the allotment
The project helps immigrants like Azeb, who came to the UK from Eritrea six years ago. transition from being people in need to self-reliant members of the community.
The Refugee Allotment Project desperately needs new sheds and new tools so it can continue and expand its work.
The old huts were recently broken into and are no longer secure. It has begun an appeal to raise money for two replacement sheds, benches for the picnic area and sharper and better tools, as well as wheelbarrows and wellies.
Volunteers who work with the project describe it as a godsend.