A Community Garden

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At the edge of the camp there is a plot of land with 15 olive trees that has been donated to the local committee for the planned community garden. A cabin currently standing on the plot is unsafe for use and needs to be replaced.

We are very excited that the Scarcity and Creativity Studio (SCS) at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) has committed to going to Bourj Al Shamali during the fall of 2017 to rebuild the cabin. The new proposed workshop cabin will be a space for meetings and lessons on agriculture, gardening, and food-processing, and will contain a basic kitchen for the women’s cooperative.

As a community garden on the border between the refugee camp and the surrounding Lebanese community, it also aims to be a space that invites members from both sides (the local Lebanese do not have many green spaces either) and that can act as a bridge between the two communities