This is a concept plan for the early stages of a community project for an NGO in Senegal. The design work is ongoing, but this is an initial concept for the design, which some may find interesting.
The primary goal of the project is to create a thriving community space where food can be produced year round (not just during the rainy season as is common in the region). Diverse growing areas, with forest gardens, silvo-arable and silvo-pasture systems for a range of livestock (in rotation) are combined with community spaces and recreational zones for those of all ages.
The site will become a hub for community food production and for ecosystem regeneration. Water management with retention ponds and on-contour swales are key to the design.
If you would like to know more about this ongoing project, or would like a similar design for your own community project, please do get in touch.