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