Planting Moringa trees is a long-term strategy. Getting school children involved means planting a seed (literally) that will hopefully provide them with a lifelong food source, for them and later their children.
Growing Moringa from seed can be tricky. Many experts recommend to grow the seedling for at least three months, in a pot first and then transplant it to its final location.
The Moringa seedlings planted by the students in one of the beds of their school garden, is such an experiment. After all there is no better learning experience than putting it to the test in a garden they visit every day.
After a month or two when the tree has taken root, the first leaves can already be harvested. These leaves added, for example, into the school’s soup, provides all the nutritional benefits, grown right there on location.