Women taking the lead – Hajar Hamdan tends to the plants in her greenhouse in Deheishe refugee camp near Bethlehem, West Bank. Women are mostly taking the lead in the greenhouse project.
Growing veggies in a refugee camp – The rooftop greenhouse project was launched in April by Karama, an NGO based at the Deheishe refugee camp.
Chosing the right patches – Families were chosen to take part in the project according to their need. They had to have enough sun on their roofs and be keen to try farming their own vegetables.
Thriving rooftops – Most of the greenhouses in Deheishe have thrived, says project manager Luay Abdul Ghafar.
Plenty to go around – The families grow cucumbers, tomatoes, green beans, aubergines and zucchini. During the first season of the project most families managed to grow enough vegetables to feed themselves with some leftovers to share with neighbors.