Halima Essaadiya college is located in Rabat, not far from the coast.
The structure has a well, which is used for the garden.
The director of the college used to be a professor of Earth Sciences and so is very motivated to launch an agro-ecological project with the students.
One group has been tasked with cleaning the ground in the courtyard, which was littered with shrubs and an expert in permaculture has been invited to share knowledge and give advice. Following the principle that “in nature you must waste nothing and everything can be used”, organic waste is collected to make compost, to prepare the soil and for mulching, etc.
The students have tried out various techniques to nourish the soil as lasagne, keol and produtcs made from a base of nettles to use against parasites. Some herbs have been planted (sage and rosemary) to keep insects away; a nursery has also been created.
The technique of intercropping is also employed: olives, orange plants, aromatic and medicinal plants, tomatoes, potatoes, zucchini, carrots and fava beans share the space over two plots of 50m2.
The students bring organic material from home to make compost and work in the garden in rotation, supported by the school’s gardener; every Monday, they have agro-ecological training sessions.
Rabat, Rabat-Salé-Zemmour-Zaer region