A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana

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A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
A community school for all (children) in Fiarenana
Apr 15, 2021

Planting your future school food

Getting ready to plant in the outdoor classroom
Getting ready to plant in the outdoor classroom

At a first look this photo looks like another reforestation story” I thought when I first opened my email. Little did I know that the story was much bigger. With very patchy Wi-Fi access in Madagascar pictures need to be send when it is possible, not when it is convenient. So, the story followed later, first by text message and then by video chat.

Right around the time the schools reopened from countrywide COVID-19 closures, we entered the beginning of the planting season. Earlier reports, during the school closure, talked about teachers and students getting more involved in (school) gardening under the supervision of our very own Donné.

In the second photo you see that the students are actually planting cassava. Once harvested, this cassava will become part of the school food. It is a very important step of making the school self-sufficient and have the students plant, grow and harvest as much of their school food as possible. Located on a hillside this land is not suitable for rice cultivation. Thanks for the generous offer of our gardener Bary, who owns it, the school can use it to grow food. Farming on a hillside requires terracing and is very labor-intensive, but with the help of dozens of little, energetic gardeners is easily accomplished.

Planting cassava as school food (with teacher)
Planting cassava as school food (with teacher)

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