This week the REEP team (Diana and Rhiannon) are in Morocco to catch up with our Moroccan friends and to check up on progress of the various projects we have on the go over here. As we drove into Essaouira we were welcomed by this beautiful sculpture of Barrack Mohammed, the sacred symbol of Essaouira. Rhiannon has fond memories of this scene, which inspired the centre piece to the Rendez-vous Garden she designed at El Jadida College back in March 2014.
REEP is delighted to announce the launch of a new scholarship between Morocco and England, this time including Spain. Three young people, one from each country, will visit the three kingdoms over a period of 9 months to explore the differences and links in their horticulture and landscape histories. They will also work together with a local school or college to create a Shore to Shore garden in one of the three countries to mark the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death. In the 17th century, these three countries were at war. Today they are gardening. This Scholarship is in the tradition of the Martin McLaren Memorial Scholarships and is in association with the Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in London and an eminent Spanish partner.