Transgardens supports the pedagogical garden which was created in Yagma School, in the suburbs of Ouagadougou, by APAF Burkina, with the support of The Ivory Foundation since 2017.
On a 4000m2-wide desert plot around the school, and with the support of the Ivory Foundation, APAF took up the challenge to set up a pilot garden in agroforestry in 3 years.
This garden aims at changing the environment of the children, by providing a pleasant and green working environment, while raising their awareness on innovative agricultural approaches, using fertilizing trees to improve soil quality and starting to grow a vegetable garden.
The children are also the first direct beneficiaries of the project as this garden also provides vegetables for the school canteen.
A project funded by The Ivory Foundation and developed with APAF
Since mid-October, it is the dry season in Burkina Faso. Rain is very scarce and temperatures are close to 40°C in Ouagadougou. Even though the rains are coming, it is still necessary to water the crops, here the courgettes, so … Read More
In the agroforestry garden of the Yagma school on the outskirts of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, pupils are involved in its maintenance and the preparation of the cultivation beds, which contribute to the improvement of their daily meals. This garden, … Read More
The agroforestry garden at the Yagma school on the outskirts of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso has been prepared for a new growing season. Cabbage has been favoured on these new beds, and it will enhance the meals in the canteen. … Read More
We took advantage of the recent extension of Yagma’s garden to install a mandala. This flowering garden is a common module in all our educational gardens. In this version, we have favored “basin” planters to retain water in case of … Read More
New crop beds have been prepared in Yagma! These have been set up at the foot of the fertilizer trees, allowing them to demonstrate their role and efficiency within an agroforestry system. In fact, in addition to improving the texture … Read More
The 68 crop beds in Yagma’s garden produced well in this month of September. The high temperatures (about 33°c) and humidity in Ouagadougou encourage rapid growth of vegetables, especially tomato and bell pepper plants. The women and the gardener in … Read More
The implementation of an agroforestry system at the Yagma school proves once again its beneficial aspect! It is after a rainy episode that a noticeable difference can be observed between the plot and a soil devoid of vegetation. On the … Read More
With the support of the Ivory Foundation, Yagma’s canteen has adapted its functioning to the sanitary measures implemented in Burkina Faso. The canteen was only able to operate for 3 weeks in June. Moreover, the new price of the canteen … Read More
The trees of the Yagma school plot have been pruned! In agroforestry, they fulfill many functions. Within the cultivation plots but also in general, they have the advantage of fertilizing the soil but also of providing shade for species in … Read More
In the agroforestry garden at the Yagma school on the outskirts of Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso, students are involved in its maintenance. Indeed, they prepare cultivation beds that will contribute to the improvement of their daily meals. This garden, set … Read More
Several times a year, technicians from APAF – the Agroforestry Proposal Association, organize visits to the garden with the children of Yagma’s school. A training program has been implemented with the support of The Ivory Foundation.
The Ivory Foundation has funded the expansion of Yagma’s vegetable garden this year to increase vegetable production to better meet the needs of the canteen. Behind the fence, a new hedge will be made of thorny and resistant trees to … Read More
With a view to expanding the perimeter of the vegetable garden, a new compost was implemented for the Yagma school garden. A trench of 4x1m was made on 30 cm of depth to assemble by layer the compost ingredients: herbs, … Read More
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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