Botanic garden for the city of Tangier
and staff of the University of Tangier are running an association which is
widely involved into many matters related to the university. One of the
association's activities is the improvement and redesign of the university
campus’ exteriour area. In many areas of the campus attractive gardening works
have already been carried out.
On a larger
part of the plot, several biologists, geologists and other scientists are now
planning to start a botanic garden. There is already an experimental garden
with open areas and a greenhouse, where various domestic and exotic plants are
being kept, crossbred and duplicated. Special interest lies in species of
of the association already have several ideas for the botanic garden, such as
implementing a tropical area, a Japanese and an Andalusian-Arabic garden.
Further, a vertical garden is being planned; it would be the first of its kind
in Morocco. The botanic garden should have an educational purpose, being of
interest to students and school classes, but also it should be accessible as a
recreational area for the general public who would pay a small entrance fee.
The basic idea of the project is also to use the university botanic garden to
convince the city administration of Tangier about the success of implementing a
large municipal public botanic garden for the city of Tangier.
association is looking for volunteers who see this project as an exciting
challenge. First, a detailed concept and design has to be done. It is realistic
to get financial means for the garden’s implementation. The volunteer can then
participate in the implementation of the garden, together with the members of
the association and further helpers.
Location: Tangier, Morocco
Duration: Minimum 4 weeks*
Costs: none, the trouble-free package is optional
Accommodation: Not included
Meals: Not included
Included: Placement in the project; if you opt for the
trouble-free package the whole range of services which is part of the
trouble-free package is included
Not included: Travel to Morocco, health insurance
*You can also book this activity as a 1-3 weeks