byCheryl Van Kempen via web
About two months ago we got the message that the second test-garden was about to be installed and this was the sign we had all been waiting for to book Deltares' first mission to Senegal and visit the Greening Plastic Project in real life. We booked our tickets and actually just returned; visiting Senegal from 9 to 14 July.
The first test-garden had been installed at the LVIA premises around April 2017. LVIA has a compound with several buildings in a lush, green garden full of birds. The garden initially consisted of an ornamental garden, but by now a more traditional, rectangular garden has been made as well. The garden is maintained by LVIA employees, among which the watchmen and they are allowed to keep the produce. The garden is meant to make use of the space available to LVIA, but also to genuinely learn about horticulture and to show visitors of LVIA how to grow vegetables.
This first test-garden already was a great success, as neighbors and passersby remarked that the garden was growing noticeably more lush and they wanted to know who had installed the drip irrigation system.
The second test-garden is to be installed at a primary school with which LVIA works together regularly.
We will post a full account of our mission to Senegal here, but if you can't wait, you can also follow my instagram account: https://www.instagram.com/geocheryl/