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Gardens of Sanctuary is a partnership between City of Sanctuary, Social Farms & Gardens and the Permaculture Association. 

We are building a network of green spaces with a culture of welcome. Spaces where asylum seekers and refugees feel safe and appreciated as valued contributors and co-creators.

For those who arrive to seek asylum in the UK, community gardens, city farms and other community growing spaces can offer vital and unique opportunities to find community, improve mental and physical health and to learn and share skills.

Our case studies and report are intended as useful resources for any community growing space working with refugees and asylum seekers, or who would like to do so in the future. All of our resources are free and available to download here.