School Market Gardens

 
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  • School Market Gardens has received 1 donation
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  • School Market Gardens posted a progress report
    School Market Gardens to Expand Community Wide
    By - Julia D'Orazio - Communications & Social Media
    In 2015, RAIN will be focusing on the expansion, improvement and rehabilitation of existing School Market Gardens and their attendant wells in current partner communities before expanding into new communities. Existing gardens will be expanded from 500 square meters to 1,000 square meters to accommodate cash crops,...
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  • School Market Gardens has received 1 donation
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  • School Market Gardens has received 1 donation
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  • School Market Gardens has received 4 donations
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  • School Market Gardens has received 2 donations
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  • School Market Gardens posted a progress report
    Nassile & Tirboye Schools Get Gardens!
    By - Brian Nowak - Niger Program Director
    Since expanding to the southern Tillaberi region of Niger in 2009, RAIN has gained many motivated community partners in creating sustainable food security solutions for the nomadic and semi-nomadic people who call this region their home. As in all rural areas of the country, recovery is still in process from the recent...
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  • School Market Gardens has received 6 donations
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  • School Market Gardens has made updates to their project page.
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  • School Market Gardens has received 2 donations
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  • School Market Gardens has received 3 donations
    • 8 months ago
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  • School Market Gardens posted a progress report
    A Surprise for the Hot Season in in Tirboye
    By - Brian Nowak - Niger Program Director
    From March to June, the hot season bakes the life out of the Sahel, the southern fringes of the Sahara Desert. For the RAIN partner community of Tirboye in Niger, a new drip-irrigated school market garden will bring the welcome surprise of new crop life during this traditionally barren period. Drip irrigation decreases the...
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  • School Market Gardens has received 2 donations
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  • School Market Gardens has made updates to their project page.
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  • School Market Gardens has received 3 donations
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  • School Market Gardens has received 1 donation
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  • School Market Gardens has received 20 donations
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  • School Market Gardens posted a progress report
    New Initiative: Women's Community Gardens
    By - Julia D'Orazio - Manager, Institutional Advancement
    Sustainable agriculture is key to lifting rural families out of poverty and chronic malnutrition. In Sub-Saharan Africa, women grow as much as 90% of the region's food. However, custom and family demands often prevent women from spending the time needed to cultivate agriculture.  An optimal solution is a large communal...
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  • School Market Gardens posted a progress report
    2013 Agriculture Update: Arlit Region
    By - Brian Nowak - Niger Program Director
    2012-13 has seen RAIN School Market Gardens generating a positive impact in the partner communities of the northern Arlit region of Niger and has led to the increase in overall number of community residents.   AkokanIn January, RAIN Niger staff conducted a tour and met with the group of mentors of Akokan, who are into...
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  • School Market Gardens posted a progress report
    Update: Getting Tadek Back on Track After Exile
    By - Bess Palmisciano - Executive Director
    This January, RAIN Agricultural Coordinator Koini Abdourahamane and Niger Program Director Brian Nowak traveled to the northern region of Arlit to follow the progress of the School Market Garden installed last year in the remote nomadic community of Tadek.  The garden is governed and monitored by a...
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  • School Market Gardens posted a progress report
    Hands On Learning for the Children of Tagantassou
    By - Brian Nowak - Niger Program Director
    The Tagantassou primary school in the Tillaberi region of Niger is a typical small village school: a few cement classrooms with scrappy furniture, many grass mat classes built by the community with children sitting on the floor in some cases, and few educational materials. In part with your support, the RAIN drip-irrigation...
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  • School Market Gardens has received 21 donations
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  • School Market Gardens posted a progress report
    Make even more of a difference on Oct 17th!
    By - Julia D'Orazio - Manager, Institutional Advancement
    Every donation counts, and we are grateful for your partnership and caring for nomadic families in Niger who receive little or no assistance from any other source. On Wednesday October 17th, GlobalGiving will match all donations to RAIN by 30%, providing an exciting opportunity to make an even bigger impact for food...
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  • School Market Gardens posted a progress report
    Updates on RAIN Gardens Fall 2012
    By - Bess Palmisciano - Executive Director
    2012 has seen alternate droughts, flooding and locust invasions for agriculture in Niger, and RAIN’s gardens have been no exception. Though we continued to install several new gardens in the Agadez and Tillaberi regions with your support, we are also focusing on repair and rehabilitation where needed. The following is...
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  • School Market Gardens posted a progress report
    How you can create even more impact in Niger
    By - Bess Palmsicano - Executive Director
    Your contribution to School Market Gardens will have a lasting impact for nomadic families in Niger facing food insecurity. Now, if you share this project with your friends and family, and they donate on June 13th, they will have nearly twice the impact. Your support of sustainable agriculture for rural nomadic communities...
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  • School Market Gardens posted a progress report
    A VISIT TO MARI, NIGER
    By - Bessie Palmisciano - Executive Director, Rain for the Sahel and Sahara
    Dear Friends, I’m just back from Niger.  I’m sure many of you have seen in the news that it’s a time of drought and hunger there.  It’s difficult to be in Niger's countryside and see the parched earth, the desperation and hunger in people’s faces.  The situation is worsened by...
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  • School Market Gardens posted a progress report
    Join us for Bonus Day on March 14th!
    By - Bess Palmisciano - Executive Director
    Dear Friend, On March 14, GlobalGiving.org is matching 30% of all donations, up to $1,000 per donor per project!  There is $50,000 available in matching funds.  In addition to the 30% match, GlobalGiving is offering $1,000 to the project that raises the most funds on Bonus Day, and $1,000 to the...
    • 3 years ago
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  • School Market Gardens posted a progress report
    Transforming Gardens into Classrooms
    By - Halima Hamza Malam - Niger Country Director
    Many children in RAIN’s partner communities are semi-nomadic, and will likely grow up to become farmers like their parents. As in all partner communities, the school garden in Lemdou of the Tillaberi region of Niger acts as a living classroom where children, teachers and parents come together for training in...
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  • School Market Gardens has received 58 donations
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  • School Market Gardens posted a progress report
    Food security update from Niger and upcoming Bonus Day!
    By - Julia D'Orazio - Manager, Institutional Advancement
    Bess Palmisciano, our founder and Executive Director, is currently touring the Agadez region, visiting our partner communities with RAIN staff Koini and Halima to check on garden progress, resolve issues and plan new gardens for the upcoming planting season. Some gardens in Agadez were damaged by floods, restoration of...
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  • School Market Gardens posted a progress report
    School Market Garden Update: The Tillaberi Region
    By - Abdourahamane Koini - RAIN Agricultural Coordinator
    Dear Friend, Until recently, RAIN solely worked in the Agadez region of Niger, the heart of the nomadic desert. Due to expansion and growth (in great part because of friends like you), RAIN has been able to answer requests for gardens from communities in the Tillaberi region. Tillaberi is a densely populated region of...
    • 3 years ago
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  • School Market Gardens posted a progress report
    Solar Ovens Add Value to School Market Gardens
    By - Bess Palmisciano - Executive Director
    RAIN's School Market Gardens provide food for students, income for the community and the school, and teach sustainable agriculture.  How else can the garden provide increased benefits to the community?  The answer: solar ovens.  In the remote regions of Niger where RAIN's partner communities live,...
    • 4 years ago
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  • School Market Gardens posted a progress report
    RAIN Brings a Garden and New Life to Bonfeba!
    By - Bess Palmisciano - Founder and Executive Director
    There are a number of organizations that donate food to some of Niger’s schools each year.  These gifts are generous and appreciated, but once the food is gone, the same barren schools with the same hungry children remain.  Not so for Bonfeba.  Bonfeba is a village located on the Niger River, in the...
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  • School Market Gardens has received 12 donations
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  • School Market Gardens posted a progress report
    Update: New Gardens are Brought to Life
    By - Bess Palmsicano - Executive Director
    RAIN is happy to report that we have successfully installed five new gardens in the Tillaberi region of Niger since January. Installed with the partnership of Tadiben, Enekre, Tadek, and Abalama communities, they are 100%organic and utilize drip irrigation, with only 25% of the water needed for traditional...
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  • School Market Gardens has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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Organization

Rain for the Sahel and Sahara

Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
http://www.rain4sahara.org

Project Leader

Julia D'Orazio

Office Manager
Portsmouth, NH United States

Where is this project located?

Map of School Market Gardens