REACT is organizing a series of technical visits to the different ECSs in Tunisia for knowhow charring, dissemination and consolidation of the already established ECS network.

On July 24, 2020, our first visit was to an Orchard-vegetable garden in the heart of the city of Carthage in Amilcar.

As you walked through the estate gate, you felt yourself in the middle of a forest, managed in order to create an environment where you feel in harmony with nature.

The Manager of the “Garden of Amilcar “, Mr Sami BOUJEMAA, warmly welcomed us and presented us his garden of more than 3000m² composed of 5 Orchard-vegetable gardens built on the basis of permaculture.  The discussion was around the concepts and principles of the garden, composting and its different types, farmers’ seeds, water availability and irrigation, varieties and their origins, future projects, impacts on all the neighbourhoods and more.

Passionate about agriculture, since the installation of this vegetable garden in February 2019, he has succeeded in meeting the needs of three families living around the garden with fruits and vegetables while respecting his motto of organic conduct and respect for the natural balance.

For two hours, the 13 participants (ECSs and project coordinators) responding to our invitation, openly exchanged their experiences in this very pleasant setting.

We are all looking forward to meeting again during the second technical visit scheduled for September 11 in another ECS (Start up).