John is a volunteer at Southsea Green and is the Portsmouth lead for Action Asylum. This is a charity which connects asylum seekers with local communities, in order to volunteer together to improve their neighbourhood and the environment. It is a relatively new charity based in 5 cities nationwide and is expanding to more in the future.
Since the autumn last year, we have had a regular group of asylum seeker volunteers who visit the garden and help with a range jobs related to nurturing and maintaining the garden and space. Our volunteers love being involved with this garden and being a part of the Southsea Green family.