Gardens of Refuge from Refuse

September 26, 2017


Our lovely friends – Transition Town Tooting and their lovely friends - CARAS (Community Action for Refugees and Asylum seekers) have had a great success with their ‘Gardens of Refuge’.  The project is funded by Aviva (funding achieved through a public vote) with the objective of connecting gardening, creativity and the communities of refugees and asylum seekers. 


Part of the project was to create a mural as decoration for the water catchment shelter in the Transition Town Tooting community garden on North Drive in Tooting, near the Lido.  A gorgeous mural has been created; we suggest a visit.


What a wonderful achievement with materials sourced from our very own Scrapstore including: foam board, paint, CDs, CD cases, ex-window display scraps, bottle tops – a gorgeous mish-mash of stuff that has helped in creating interesting shapes and textures.


What an ace project!  We hope the lead artist on the project - Jeni Walker - can use our materials for other exciting projects in the future.





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