From weeds to seeds to harvest
We took on our two raised beds on Higham Hill Common Allotments in February in the midst of another lockdown. The beds were totally overgrown and weeding could only be done in household bubbles. We were able to meet in small groups from the end of March, but had to do battle with some bizarre spring weather. And yet here we are in July, starting to see the fruits of our labour. There has been a lot of weeding, some hungry snails and naughty foxes, but we have already learnt so much about growing together and enjoying the fresh air.
Our new book is coming soon!
An anthology of writing and photography produced during lockdown and in workshops this year – we are so excited about it.
With support from Arts Council England, the book will be a celebration of the creativity and resilience of the refugees and asylum seekers who are part of Stories & Supper.
Including poetry, stories, fiction and non-fiction, the book will challenge the negative narratives about migration.
Waiting for the pandemic to end. Waiting for asylum. Waiting for life to get back to normal. "It's hard to wait for something when you don't know the end."
During lockdown, we dreamt about the places we would like to visit one day and shared memories of the things that we have done.