Crowdfunding - rooftop farms in Palestinian refugeecamps

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  1. Joric

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    Dear people,

    Greening The Camps is a newly established non-profit organisation that designs, develops, and in the near future will build and maintain rooftop gardens in Palestinian refugee camps. The project is driven by our passion for environment and earthcare and our understanding of urban design and its tool sets. Sharing and gathering knowledge, as well as creating a truly sustainable livelihood are closely linked with our devotion to enrich impoverished urban and camp areas. We strive to achieve this by working closely together with families from the displaced communities in the camps.

    Recently we opened our first garden in Amman, on the rooftop of Jadal for Knowledge and Culture. The opening was a great success, attracted people from all over the city, and showed us how much interest in urban agriculture there is in the region.

    This pilot project gave us all the more confidence to proceed to the next stage, and main goal of our project: building rooftop gardens in Jerash Camp, home to more than twenty-nine thousand Palestinian refugees (of which more than 50% live below the national poverty line in Jordan), mainly from Gaza, that was established in 1968. The dense concrete fabric of the refugee camp results in a lack of necessary fertile lands.

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    The creation of rooftop garden will address this problem directly by creating a green oasis where a family or a community can grow its own food provision, find rest and foster their connection with nature.

    To be able to achieve this, and build our first four rooftop gardens in Jerash camp, Greening the camps needs additional funds. By means of our crowdfunding campaign, that launched the 22th of August we aim to raise enough to make this happen.

    If anyone might be interested in supporting us, this is our crowdfunding page:
    https://igg.me/at/greeningthecamps


    Our main website is: www.greeningthecamps.com
    Spreading our story would also be of great help to us!

    Thanks for your interest and much love,

    Team Greening the Camps


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