A wide variety of medicinal and other plants is cultivated in Maison de la Gare’s centre in Saint Louis. We are posting this update to our recent report in order to share with you the incredible growth of our garden over the past few months. Papaya, Moringa, mint, lemons, oranges, grapefruit, lemon grass, sorrel, grapes, dates and bananas … every one plays an important role in supporting Maison de la Gare’s efforts to improve the lives of the talibé children that it serves.
The garden provides nutritional support for the children involved in the centre’s programs. It also gives them the opportunity to learn valuable gardening and entrepreneurial skills, and they are responding to this enthusiastically. The centre is flexible in allowing each child to participate in the way that suits him best, learning skills and gaining confidence that will serve well in the future.
This garden has been made possible by the generous donations of our international supporters, and we are grateful. It contributes dramatically to the warm and welcoming environment that the centre provides for the talibé children, an island of calm and hope in their otherwise chaotic and challenging lives. We welcome any suggestions and technical advice to help us in improving this valuable aspect of our centre.
Papaya is rich in sugar and vitamins A and C
Moringa is extraordinary - Vitamins A, B, C & more
Beautiful Bougainvillea add sparkling colour!
Plantings of lemon grass help control mosquitos
Talibes sell Sorrel in the market for pocket money