Syrian Farmer

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Syrian Farmer

Ever since Syrian refugee Wejdan Ghazal and her son, Hussain, moved to Northern Ireland, she’s dreamed of having some land of her own to grow fruit and vegetables.  She’s from a rural background and misses working on a farm.  Recently she’s come a bit closer towards fulfilling that ambition through the help of a charity which has established, Seedbed, a community vegetable project, near Strangford in County Down.

Kathleen Carragher met Wejdan, her son and translator, 19-year-old Hussain and some volunteers at the allotment.


A report for BBC Radio 4’s Farming Today

Broadcast October 2023


Reporter:  Kathleen Carragher

Producer:  John Deering