Jawaseri is the closest school to the Greening the Desert site, and it has one of the four school gardens the project sponsors. A shade house shelters a full garden, and there are wicking beds, as well as a young food forest. The gardens in the shade house are sunken beds with raised foot paths to maximize the water absorption into the plots. The soil has been dressed, loosening up with stones removed, and compost has been added. Hay mulch is used to maximize water-efficiency. The project is connected to the school’s science classroom, emphasizing permaculture as a design science, and kids are helping. Through Greening the Desert’s presence, they get to interact with a multi-national collection of students and volunteers, and the children feed off of the visitors’ enthusiasm.