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Reforestation in the school of Fiadanana

A living fence around the schoolyard, with plants that provide shade as well as food was intended to demonstrate the concept of reforestation hands on to the students. Right after the school was built parents planted bananas in anticipation of the opening of their school. (Planting fruit trees please click here)

The relentless sun in the dry season makes it challenging to find plants that adapt well to Fiadanana’s climate. Taking a leap of faith and embarking in trail and error to see what takes root and what may not, works best. In October 2007 seeds were given to Zahana from a farmer nearby that grew well for them in the this climate. The result is the living fence you see in the pictures from April 2008.

Communal water fuacet at school in Fiadanana Madagascar

Communal Water faucet next to the school

Communal Water faucet at school in Faidanana Madagascar
Living fence arouns school in Faidanana Madagascar
bananas as Living fence around school in Faidanana Madagascar
Bananas planted as the future living fence for the school
Living fence
bananas as Living fence around school in Faidanana Madagascar
The new living fence
bananas as Living fence around school in Faidanana Madagascar
bananas as Living fence around school in Faidanana Madagascar

Taking a break in the shade with the teacher

Living fence

Shade offers many new games...

Also see the other Zahana reforestation programs