Transgardens connects with educational gardens in 6 schools located around Piggs Peak, one in the local hospital, and one in a poor neighborhood in town, run by local NGO Fundzisa Live and Designing Hope with the support of The Ivory Foundation.
Designing Hope has developed in 2011 a first pilot garden highlighting the techniques of agroecology and permaculture in Piggs Peak, Swaziland. The success of this pilot garden encouraged Designing Hope to duplicate this initiative and link it to an educational action.
Designing Hope benefited from close links with schools in Swaziland (support of orphans and disadvantaged children in 14 schools since 2011) and with the regional hospital (food distribution to HIV patients since 2005), that helped identify the beneficiaries for this extension of the project and organize the follow up.
Today a team of 6 people is in charge of training, and maintaining the gardens. They work with school teachers and 240 volunteer children. They are also in charge of two community gardens and a demonstration garden at the hospital.
in 2017, a new plot was also given by the town council to develop a pilot agroforestry garden.
A project of the NGO Disigning Hope, with the support of
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