Transjardins connects to the pedagogical garden created in Yagma School, created in the suburbs of Ouagadougou by APAF Burkina, with the support of The Ivory Foundation in 2017.

 

On a 4000m2 desert plot around the school, and with the support of the Ivory Foudnation, APAF took up the challenge to set up a pilot garden in agroforestry over 3 years.

This garden aims at changing the environment of the children, by providing a pleasant and green working environment, while sensitizing them to innovative agricultural approaches, using fertilizing trees to improve soil quality and start growing a vegetable garden.

The children are also be the first direct beneficiaries of the project because the goal of this garden is also to provide vegetables for the canteen shortly after the start of the garden in April 2017.

 

 

A project implemented by APAF with the support of The Ivory Foundation

 

 

 

Bellow the newsfeed of this project

 


 

It grows at yagma !
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The installation of the well provides a more regular watering, which has a direct impact on the speed of growth of vegetables in the garden.

Installation of solar panels to activate the pump
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The team of Energies sans Frontières intervened at the end of January 2019 to install the solar electric system to activate the pump. The solar panels are positioned on the roof of the school.

Live hedge around Yagma’s garden
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Young acacia and other thorny seedlings planted around the garden are now offering a valuable protection that will soon replace the fence, and protect the cultures from animal that can sometimes wander around the neighborhood and alter crops.

New nursery at Yagma
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Two cultivation beds were used as a nursery to prepare the plants to be transplanted in the garden. The tomato plants are ready to be transplanted!

Yagma – Installation of the water tower
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Early January, the water tower financed with the support of Energies sans Frontières was installed in the garden. it will be powered by the pump, and connected to sanitary on the one hand, and to the ponds dedicated to the … Read More

Waiting for the canteen
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The students are waiting for the opening of the canteen.

Papaya grow in Yagma’s garden
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The Yagma Garden is an experimental agroforestry garden. Cultivation beds are lined with fertile trees, which enrich the soil as they grow and provide shade for the crops. Fruit trees such as papayes have also been planted to maximize yield … Read More

Watering the garden at the Yagma School
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Every morning and every evening, Yagma students take part in watering the garden. Since the well installed by The Ivory Foundation and Energies sans Frontières is in operation, the water problems have been greatly reduced and the garden is in … Read More

A flowery garden in Burkina Faso
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During summer, the gardener maintains the Yagma school kitchen garden. The peppers are covered with fruit. The trees are growing and will soon bring shade to the crops.  

The fertilizer tree of Yagma
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Trees grow in Yagma’s garden! Fertilizing trees and fruit trees are growing and will soon bring shade to the garden!  

Drilling at Yagma Garden
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In order to secure the water needs of the school and its garden, The Ivory Foundation has committed financially to the completion of a drilling, which was carried out in April 2018. This drilling was a real success because it … Read More

Yagma cantine
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One of the main goals of Yagma Garden is to produce fresh vegetables for the daily meals at the canteen.

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

Garden vegetables used for canteen meals
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In 2017, The Ivory Foundation funded the construction and running costs of a canteen for the school’s children. Meals are charged at a very low price to encourage families to offer this meal to their children. (75 FCFA, or about … Read More

Agroforestry in Yagma: First Moringa trees
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In Yagma, the garden is flourishing! The first fertilizing trees begin to grow. Souleymane Traoré, the president of APAF Burkina, explains to the children how to harvest the leaves of Moringa to use them to flavor the meals, after having … 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  

Yagma garden, Season 2…
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Yagma Garden just turned One year! This garden was set up by local NGO APAF with the support from The Ivory Foundation on the land surrounding the premises of Yagma School, in the suburb of Ouagadougou. It aims at providing … Read More

Yagma under water
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The rainy season has arrived … The garden of Yagma was partially flooded, the garden very soggy.

First fertilizing tree seedlings – Yagma
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The fertilizing trees are now ready to be transplanted onto the growing beds.

Fertilizer tree nursery
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The compost was used and incorporated into the plots. The shaded hut and the trenches dugged for the compost will be used now as a nursery for the fertilizing trees. Plastic bags, filled with a mixture of soil and compost, … Read More

Plots are ready in Yagma garden.
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The compost is now in the process of decomposition. In the meantime, the plots were dug and the soil loosened, ready to receive the compost that is now ready. In the foreground, we can see the first two plots dedicated … Read More

First growing beds at Yagma
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The plots have been materialized on Yagma garden with metal stakes and string. Two were dug in priority to serve as a nursery for market gardening. Seedlings sprout are coming out.

Setting up water reserves on the garden of Yagma
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While waiting for a well to be dug on the ground of the school of Yagma, the water of city is used for the watering of the garden. Since the distribution is rather random, 4 reserves have been installed to … Read More

Construction of a canteen in Yagma
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The Ivory Foundation is committed to support the Yagma school in the outskirts of Ouagadougou. This project has two components: -An educational garden in agroforestry on a 4000 m2 plot nera the school buildings aiming at sensitizing young people and … Read More

Fencing the garden at Yagma
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The preparation of the compost requires 45 days, with 2 turnings of the compost pile to activate the maturation process every 15 days. This period was used to prepare the plots: the APAF Burkina technician has delimited the perimeter of … Read More

Implementing compost at Yagma
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The implementation of the activities linked to the project of creating an agro-forestry garden at Lycée Sainte Marie de Yagma in the outskirts of Ouagadougou, started with the support of The Ivory Foundation in March 2017. APAF Burkina, the local … Read More