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Fruiting the Deserts
Fruiting the Deserts
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Fruiting the Deserts

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Residential, Commercial, Demonstration

Project Summary

A Natural farming and Permaculture driven farming project in Senegal.

Project Description

This human adventure takes place in norther Senegal, near the city of St. Louis. Fruiting the Deserts is a non-profit (only the senegalese benefit from it) natural farming project that provide local people with the right knowledge and conditions to live on their land and raise their animals in total respect of nature. The work plan is choose together with those who live there, according to their culture, following my agricultural advice. We have already started raising chickens for eggs. They will help us make a rich compost, the fondation of the fertility of the earth. We have dig a well and planted fruits trees as well as fertilizer trees. In March 2021 we started the vegetable garden. North Senegal is a devastated, desertified land where nothing but sand remains. A few dozen years ago, the area was covered of a majestic forest. It disappear for the reasons we all know today. For last testimony remains only a few baobabs, sad witnesses of a time past. Nature, however, is generous! Nature wants to grow, it wants to be green and lush. To achieve this we only need a little ingenuity, a little water ... and a lot of will! Fortunately, "Fruiting the Deserts" project as it all ! The water is only 14 meters deep so, with a photovoltaic system, we can pump the bare minimum needed to grow the first tree and shade the ground. The project has the support of the whole local community and the village chief, we only need your help!


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