Skills development workshops
The Refugee GreenSpace Initiative is a working group that helps organize gardening projects for refugees and asylum seekers in Norway. Our work focuses on skills development, health, and partnerships. We believe that refugee gardening initiatives generate sharing knowledge and skills beyond agriculture, thus building the capacity of both individuals and communities. This contributes to a healthier and happier life for refugees.
There are many benefits to gardening including fresh fruit and vegetable intake, physical activity, skill building, creation of greenspaces, stress reduction, and improving the social well-being of participants through strengthening social connections.
We envision a world in which all refugees and asylum seekers have the opportunity and resources to reach their full potential.
Our mission is to cultivate partnerships between individuals, communities, organizations, the private sector, and government in order to improve lives of asylum seekers and refugees through gardening and skills development initiatives.
We believe that refugee gardening initiatives generate sharing knowledge and skills beyond agriculture, thus building the capacity of both individuals and communities.
We are developing the following projects: