Beneficiaries of each educational garden are involved in a transcontinental experience of correspondence and exchanges around Nature and gardens. These links between gardens also allow young people to establish real contact with young people from other continents, while participating in a valuable experience of sharing and discovery and acceptance of difference.

frieze, tin cans and flowerpots
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This is the last step of the tin cans decoration workshop! After designinig black and white friezes inspired from traditional patterns from several African countries, after having them colored by the children of Bercy, we printed them on a water-resistant … Read More

The suitcase for the Half Way House
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La Traversine and the Half Way House, two Transgardens educational gardens: one in France, the other in South Africa. The first is an urban garden, developed on the roof of a Parisian kindergarten with the aim of introducing youth to … Read More

Drawings with the children of Macambeni
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The children of the Macambeni center made drawings for the children of the Bercy preschool , as part of the “communicating classes” program, creating exchanges between educational gardens.   These drawings will be given to the children of the Bercy … Read More

The Laafi suitcase
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The children from Bercy preschool made a decorated cardboard suitcase containing drawings, photos of their school, their garden, and their neighborhood, for the children of Laafi’s preschool. The suitcase was given to the association by Laetitia, responsible for extracurricular activities … Read More

Local flora drawings sent to Paris
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Dans le cadre des échanges entre les enfants s’occupant de jardins pédagogiques dans leur école et réunis autour du blog “Transjardins”, les enfants de l’école Hlohlo AME du Swaziland, ont envoyé aux enfants de l’école de Bercy (Paris), des dessins … Read More

The children of Roosboom are preparing a package for the children of Bercy school
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Like every afternoon, the children of Roosboom’s Half Way House come together for creative activities, sports, and garden maintenance before their meal is served. This afternoon, the children just receive a large envelopped with pictures and drawings made by the … Read More

Decorated friezes for the Traversine garden
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In order to decorate the cans recovered from the canteen, we have imagined friezes inspired from graphics from the different countries where Transjardins works (bogolan from Burkina Faso, Zulu murals, decoration texts from Swaziland and Lesotho …) These line-drawn friezes … Read More

Seed painting for Paris
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The children of the Hlohlo AME school in Swaziland have prepared an original gift for the children of Bercy school (Paris). They picked up pods from their school’s garden big flamboyant tree and decorated them with paint. Kids from Paris will … Read More

Collages at the Laafi center
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The children of Koudougou decorated tree leaves drawings by sticking metallic and colored stickers on them. These drawings will join the suitcase offered by the children of Koudougou to the children of the school of Bercy as part of the … Read More

Children of Koudougou colorings
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In the context of “communicating classes”, the children of Laafi kindergarten in Koudougou colored local tree leaves, such as neem, jujubier, mango tree, drawn by a facilitator. These drawings are destinated to the children of the Bercy school preschool, in … Read More

Drawings with the students of Yagma schools
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The 6th grade students at Yagma School (Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso) prepared drawings to present their school, their district and their country to the children of the Bercy school (Paris). This activity tis part of exchanges between children in schools in … Read More

The Transgarden memory game at Saint Paul School
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s part of the project Classes Communicantes, a memory game was made by craftsmen in Burkina Faso. This game has been duplicated and sent to the different centers for which Transjardins has developed educational gardens. This memory, on the theme … Read More

The response of Saint Paul School to Bercy
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La Traversine and St Paul School, two educational gardens, one in France the other in Lesotho. The two educational gardens do not have the same role, the first makes it possible to sensitize the youth to the ecological problems and … Read More

The south african “suitcase”
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The children of the center Siletithemba centre in Roosebom, received an envelope from the children of Bercy school in Paris. with a lot of curiosity and excitement, the young people opened the pack addressed to them and discovered letters and … Read More

The Lesotho “suitcase”
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The children of St Paul’s School for Deaf were gathered for a surprise straight from France: a large envelope containing photos and letters from the children of Bercy school (Paris). Thanks to the sign language translation made by their teacher, … Read More

The suitcase for Saint Paul School
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La Traversine and St Paul School, two educational gardens, one in France the other in Lesotho. The two educational gardens do not have the same role, the first makes it possible to sensitize the youth to the ecological problems and … Read More

The tree of the Traversine is under constuction
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The children of Bercy elementary school, in Paris, took part to the manufacture of a tree shaped sculpture made of plastic bottles, paper mache and resin. Animation sessions were conducted on Wednesday afternoons and during school holidays at the elementary … Read More

The response from Lholho AME School
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La Traversine and Hhohho Ame School, two educational gardens, one in France, the other in Swaziland. These two gardens fulfill different functions; the former serves as a model garden for conducting educational activities on the theme of ecological agriculture while … Read More

The Swazi “suitcase”
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The children of the “Hlohlo AME” school of Swaziland, received a big envelope from the children of Bercy school (Paris)! For this occasion, they were gathered by the director to open this envelope containing letters and photos of their Paris … Read More

The suitcase for Lholho AME School
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La Traversine and Hhohho Ame School, two educational gardens, one in France, the other in Swaziland. These two gardens fulfill different functions; the former serves as a model garden for conducting educational activities on the theme of ecological agriculture while … Read More

The suitcase for Yagma school
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La Traversine and Yagma School, two educational gardens, one in France, the other in Burkina Faso. These two gardens fulfill different functions; the former serves as a model garden for conducting educational activities on the theme of ecological agriculture while … Read More

The burkinabe “suitcase”
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Transjardins brings together several educational gardens in France and Africa. in that context, exchanges have been put in place between projects, that share educational materials, animations, common educational games, on the theme of garden and nature, preservation of environment, and … Read More

Visit of Yagma garden
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For the purpose of the communicating classes, the project trying to connect the Transgardens gardens all around the world, kids of Yagma school in Ouagadougou made a video, describing the garden and the everyday life  

La Traversine, a pedagogical garden on the roof of a Parisian school
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La Traversine is one of the 34 projects selected by the City of Paris as part of the “Parisculteurs” project to create a garden on a Parisian roof. Designing Hope has conseived La Traversine as a paired project to existing educational gardens in Africa.

living seeds
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Agrosemens supports Designing Hope by allowing the distribution of reproducible seeds on its various projects in Africa (Swaziland, Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa, Botswana). This support associated to training of techniques of agroecology and permaculture improves nutrition of hundreds of families, … Read More