Designing Hope created TransJardins to encourage exchanges of experience between community garden initiatives, educational gardens that work to popularize agroecology, permaculture and agroforestry techniques in Africa.

Transjardins also aims to create “agri-cultural” bridges between these African projects and similar initiatives in Europe, in order to promote other types of exchanges, to encourage volunteers to get involved in Africa, to create North/South links between children to encourage the understanding of the culture of the other.

Select a country or a garden in the list below to see it’s content :


South african


Burkina Faso


Each garden has a particular vocation.
in South Africa, the Roosboom garden is developed for young orphans in a day care home.
In Swaziland, 6 schools are involved, with 240 children associated with a pedagogical project that also provides vegetables for the canteen.
In Lesotho, a school for the deaf and hard of hearing is involved, with a garden aiming at raising young people’s awareness of agricultural activities, as well as an agroforestry pilot garden on the outskirts of Maseru developed by The Ivory Foundation and APAF International.
In Burkina Faso, Designing Hope develops an educational agroforestry garden also involving a kindergarten in collaboration with APAF Burkina at the Laafi center in Koudougou , and The Ivory Foundation supports the establishment of a pedagogical garden in the school of Yagma in the outskirts of Ouagadougou.

Transjardins also allows young people from different countries to exchange experiences. And beyond agriculture, this blog also aspires to create openings to other cultures, and human ties between children

Below is a presentation of the various projects associated to date:

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