How does ecofeminism work in practice? – Wen Volunteer, Simone Due Rasmussen shares some of her experiences, insights and understanding of Wen’s Soil Sisters project.
It is widely acknowledged that spending time outdoors in nature brings positive benefits to both body and mind. But these benefits are not readily available to all, including women who have suffered from domestic violence.
The ability of gardening and growing your own food to inspire learning and discovery of common ground between people coming from different contexts is the driving force behind the Soil Sisters project, which sees the Women’s Environmental Network partnering with five womens’ refuges across northeast London to deliver gardening sessions and empower the residents of each refuge to transform their gardens into beautifully productive and therapeutic spaces.