Small scale family gardens are spreading in the Saharawi community in the Hamada Desert, southwest Algeria. Today there are over 1000 small scale gardens spread about in the five Saharawi refugee camps. The projects started in 2002. (Reference from Taleb Brahim interview) The fairly new phenomenon is marking a shift in practice for the Saharawi. It’s redefining certain aspects of life in the camps and is taking part in the process of creating a new narrative for the Saharawi.