Basic Gardening for Senegalese Youth

Year: 2016
Country: Senegal

Project Description

The garden in Lycee Parcelle Assainies began on the initiative of the Project Leader, Madam Aidara, as a result of food security-related concerns from students. It has since grown from a plot of sand into a space containing tree seedlings, garden beds, compost, and amended-hole plantings. As a new garden, Madam Aidara, as well as the students, understand the need for foundational training in agricultural best practices if the garden is to become sustainable and continue to grow. This project will provide interested students with basic knowledge of gardening and agricultural techniques so that they can, in turn, apply those practices at home and in their local communities to bolster food security.