Planting 15000 trees in Madagascar

Sep 19, 2012

Planting trees on the way to the fields

Master gardener with 2 Moringa oleifera seedlings
Master gardener with 2 Moringa oleifera seedlings

Our tree planting project turned out to be our biggest success in addition with the school, that is also very successful. Both teachers in both schools have decided that tree planting will be an integral part of this year's curriculum as well. Our master gardeners are continuing to grow seedlings, often from seeds that people bring them from other trees they have encountered along the way.

Based on the gardeners’ feedback, we have launched a new program: Everybody is encouraged to take one seedling with them, every time they go into the fields. They are encouraged to plant the seedlings as close to the water as possible, ideally along the stream. One seedling a day is not much of a burden, but since people go to the field almost every day, it adds up. At the same time, we hope that this will revitalize the riparian zone lined with trees.

A very your tree seedling just planted
A very your tree seedling just planted
Seedlings in the nursery
Seedlings in the nursery
The tree planter showing their efforts
The tree planter showing their efforts
Seedling ready to be planted
Seedling ready to be planted

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Antananarivo, Capital, Madagascar

Project Leader

Markus Faigle

Honolulu, HI United States

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