Discover the permaculture projects of Keur Massar

This workshop is an urban experience that nevertheless offers you the chance to connect with nature and to discover the principles and practices of permaculture. The workshop includes both theory and practice in an urban garden near the outskirts of Dakar. You’ll work side by side with young farmers who are members of a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting permaculture; the organization offers programming dedicated to educating young people about sustainable development, environmental respect and conservation, and ecological values in local primary and secondary schools. Following an introductory presentation of the organization’s goals and programs, you’ll work side by side with the farmers in their daily activities, which vary from preparing the soil to harvesting fruits and vegetables. The facilitators will even offer varying suggestions on how to launch yourself into the field by creating a small corner of green space in your home or garden!

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When: Saturday and Sunday, starting at 9:00 am 

Where: Keur Massar, Dakar 

Languages: French, English, Wolof 

Included: A local fruit juice 

What you’ll learn: How to fertilize the soil, prepare compost, and harvest fruits and vegetables 

Duration: 3 hours (transport excluded) 

Why it’s unique: Learn permaculture in the outskirts of Dakar 

Accommodations: This organization does not offer accommodations 

Enjoy Agriculture is committed to promoting local products. We encourage our local partners to sell their farm produce to our clients; you will be able to purchase various traditional delicacies directly from the producers following your experience! 

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How to get there:

You can find shared taxis to Keur Massar in the Patte d’Oie neighborhood of Dakar, in front of the Nabil Choukaire hospital. A place in a shared taxi costs 500 FCFA per person. You should get off at the Keur Massar roundabout, where someone from the Permaschool team will meet you and accompany you to the site. 

Senegal’s climate is tropical. In the north, there is a long dry season running from mid-October to mid-June, followed by the rainy season from mid-June through October. In the south, the rainy season is a bit longer, running from mid-May to November, followed by the dry season from November to mid-May. 



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