Solar cookers for the school in Fiadanana

by Zahana
Apr 18, 2009

The first fruit in the school's fence are ripe (literally).

Bananas starting the living fence in 2007
Bananas starting the living fence in 2007

Right from the start Zahana had envisioned an edible fence surrounding the school. This was intended to enclose the school with a natural barrier for roaming animals and curious visitors that would provide a great source of nutrition and vitamins for the students at the same time. This ambitious project has now yielded the first bananas for the students to eat.

Bananas are very fast growing plants, spreading through the roots, and can yield its first harvest after a year or two. The fast growing bushes provide shade and a possible alternative to trees for much firewood.

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The living fence around the school in 2008
The living fence around the school in 2008
Harvesting the first bananas of the living fence
Harvesting the first bananas of the living fence



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Location: Antananarivo, Capital - Madagascar
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Markus Faigle
Honolulu, HI United States

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