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AFRIL’ s Allotment of Refuge

It was so lovely to see you at our AFRIL summer party. We hope you had a lovely time in the beautiful setting of the AFRIL allotment of refuge  at One tree Hill and had a chance to eat the amazing food prepared by our families. You may have had some conversations with Rose and our AFRIL allotment ambassadors about their plans for the land and how it contributes to the AFRIL food bank.

Invitation to join us, relax, enjoy nature, grow food together.

Come and find a sanctuary where you can relax, grow fruit and vegetables, and meet new friends. We care for people and the land. This is AFRIL’s Allotment of Refuge. In London, an allotment is land that is set aside for people to grow food and flowers. We call it an allotment of refuge because we want it to be a place where people who have migrated feel welcome and at peace.

“The other allotment users have become my family and having their support has helped me through the hardest times” current AFRIL volunteer.

You don’t need gardening knowledge to join in, although we also welcome experienced gardeners. There’s good physical work and careful tending to plants to do – and a cup of tea.  We grow the food we like and the food we used to grow back home.

“Being close to nature, finding a place of peace – this was life-changing for me. It reminded me of home, but also gave me hope” current AFRIL volunteer.

We have our usual food growing session every Tuesday, from 10am to 1pm. We also have a session every other Sunday, 1pm to 4pm.

The dates for Sundays this summer are:

  • 2nd July 2023
  • 16th July 2023
  • 30th July 2023
Every other Friday 5pm til 7pm we harvest food to send to the food bank. Afril members who attend can go home with extra veg.

The dates for Fridays are:

  • 23rd June 2023
  • 7th July 2023
  • 4th August 2023

Getting here :

AFRIL allotment of Refuge,  One Tree Allotments, 111 Honor Oak Park, London SE23 3NP.

Easy travel by bus P4, P12 Rail Honor Oak Park from Lewisham and other parts of South London. AFRIL can help with travel for those seeking sanctuary in the UK, please ask for details.

Contact Rose

Everyone is welcome to join the sessions Rose and the team run.
Simply let Rose know to expect you so she can let you in the gate. Do wear strong shoes, bring something in case it rains and a bottle of water. We can provide suntan lotion and a cup of tea!