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Refugee’s rooftop garden helps feed Kings Cross homeless (The Sydney Morning Herald)

8 January 20150 comments

Lionel – not his real name – is a little shy, by his own admission. He has good reason; he fled his central African homeland of Burundi, one of the world’s poorest countries, to seek asylum here. Now he waits in limbo, with limited English, in a country that doesn’t believe he is a refugee.

But when Lionel, a professional agronomist, tends to the rooftop vegetable garden at St Canice’s in Kings Cross, he blossoms.

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