New Campaign Aims to Rid Gardening of Racism
A new campaign entitled ‘Dig It Out’ is launching on March 20th to coincide with UN Anti-Racism Day and sets out to both raise awareness of racism occurring in Gardening and also give advice to those who find themselves on the receiving end of such abuse.
When you think of the innocuous activity of gardening it’s hard to imagine that the evil of racism could ever be present and yet sadly it is.
‘Dig It Out’ is spearheaded by Mothin Ali who has a successful YouTube gardening channel called ‘My Family Garden’ with over 20,000 subscribers and who has himself experienced first hand serious racial abuse.
Mr Ali Said “There is no place for racism and discrimination in any civilised society regardless of how big or how small especially in horticulture and gardening, which is such an inoffensive subject, it’s absolutely shameful to have this blight affect us. ”
Mr Ali went on to say “For many people that aren’t affected they won’t even recognise this as a problem. I have personally been a victim of racism multiple times in gardening and having spoken to others that have suffered similar incidents. I am determined to do whatever I can to stamp out racism in gardening and to create an environment which truly values diversity not just with regards to plants but people too, in order for us all to enjoy this hobby.”
Whilst the campaign isn’t officially launched until later this month the active leadership team are already helping individuals who are experiencing racism both online and on their allotments.
My Family Garden Youtube channel : https://www.youtube.com/user/quest4truth01
Video that describes some of the racial abuse that Mothin has undergone https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLdbQDEFvjk