The Moulsecoomb Bangladeshi Women’s Group visited The Coriander Club, a gardening and cookery club for older generation Bengali women at Spitalfields City Farm near Shoreditch to learn how to set their own allotment up.
The women travelled to the garden with Hove-based community development charity Trust for Developing Communities (TDC), which secured the funding from East Brighton Trust.Follow the money. This is the 'redistribution' system in action, taking taxes from Rastafarian plumbers and Sikh IT technicians to spend it on Bangladeshi housewives.
They met The Coriander Club’s founder Lutfun Hussain, who set it up in 2000 to help tackle her homesickness, to learn about how the project operates and how it benefits the local Bangladeshi community.Only the local Bangladeshi community? This isn't helping inclusion, is it?
Mishruna Kibria, who was born and lives in Brighton and is the co-ordinator of the Moulsecoomb Bangladeshi Women’s Group, said: “I just loved the whole atmosphere of the garden.
“In Brighton, there isn’t anywhere for Bengali women to come together outdoors and do something active together.”But aren't you British? Rather than Bengali?
Ratna Jan Bibi, TDC community development worker for black and minority ethnic wellbeing, said: “There is a lack of services for ethnic minority residents of Brighton and Hove and a garden would provide a safe space for them to grow vegetables from all over the world and learn from each other.
“After the summer break I am sure we will have more conversations and with funding, anything is possible.”Of course it is. That Magic Money Tree always seems to grow so well, no matter who tends it.