An pounds 8,500 award has been used to construct a living databank of plants indigenous to Morocco and, in the process, to build confidence and self- esteem among the older women of London's Moroccan community. The Body Shop Foundation recognised this benefit with a complementary pounds 2,500 grant.
The women turned out to be founts of knowledge on the Moroccan plants already in the garden, listing their culinary, medicinal and other domestic uses. A CD-Rom in Berber, Arabic and English has since been made.
The garden's next project is to take the botanic garden to the public, using a bicycle and trailer.Reuse content