Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Giving trees for refugees

Green thumbs and giving types are invited to attend a planting day in the 'gong this Saturday to honour the Hazara refugee community in the Illawarra.

Aaron Sorensen and the team from Elemental Permaculture have been working for months with the Multicultural Communities Council of the Illawarra to help settle the Persian-speaking people of central Pakistan and Afghanistan into the community.

The result is The Friendship Garden and Sorensen is calling on the wider community to donate and help plant a giving tree on Harmony Planting Day.

"It is now time to plant out the garden with productive perennial grasses, herbs, vines, shrubs and trees. We invite the community to visit, plant something with the community gardeners and connect over food. It will be wonderful to show your support and welcome these folk to the Illawarra," says Sorensen. The planting day is on March 21 @ 11-2pm at St Francis Xavier's Cathedral, 36 Harbour St Wollongong.

Pause for thought about Australia's treatment of refugees.
The Harmony Planting Day revolves around 'giving trees' that are rooted in community spirit.
Sharing is caring this weekend at the St Francis Xavier's Cathedral, Wollongong.

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