Vertical gardens have been cultivated to support Syrian refugees and Lebanese nationals in the north of the country.
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The area is one of eight locations where vertical gardens have been cultivated to support poor Syrian refugees and Lebanese nationals in the north of the country.Jamal is one of over 1.2 million Syrian refugees that are barred by law from working and farming on Lebanese land.Rita Abdelmasih, a 32-year-old agricultural engineer who helped to implement the project, said that each vertical garden enabled women to carve out a unique space of their own.However, in Qobet Choumra, all the families living in the nearby building work together to irrigate the plants each day.Jamal said that he received just $150 in aid for his entire family of six people each month. Still, gardening has become a positive coping strategy for many women struggling to safeguard their families from poverty. Rita even cited a case where one man came out of his tent to destroy parts of the garden as a way to force his wife back in to the home.
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