Inaam talks about her decision to plant a garden as a turning point in her acceptance of her family's situation:
"I gave up on going home. When I was sad and desperate, I saw that reflected in my children. They were destroyed. Then I said to myself; how long am I going to live like this? One year, two, and then what? This is my fate and I have to accept it. I even started planting a garden. This is my home, where else is my home?"
Gardening is a thread that runs across the stories collected here from Za'atari and Al Azraq refugee camps; as Yasmine Shamma writes for the Conversation, "It is a shock to find a garden in a desert, but a special one to find handfuls of them in the refugee camps, because water, like other resources, is scarce and rationed."