The garden has already started to attract some 'settlers' such as cattle egrets and cats. The following species enjoy a mutual joyful life at Ostaz Gamal's Garden:
Wild cats come to visit the garden and have some rest inside!
Functions: fertilizes the soil, keeps rats and weasel away
Jasmine flowers produce a pleasant aroma in the garden and can be later used to produce jasmine flower recklessness.
Functions: provides pleasant scent
Earthworms benefit the soil by aerating it and improving its physical properties plus helping decompose any decaying roots and richly fertilizing the soil in the process.
Earthworms also serve as an important agent in the composting process helping transform garden waste into healthy nutrient-rich organic fertilizer that can then be used to 'feed' the soil and generously enrich it.
Functions: fertilizes the soil, aerates the soil, brings oxygen to the roots, improves drainage, improves soil mechanical properties for easier root penetration, recycle garden and household waste.
Cattle Egrets are white birds that are popular in Egypt and are promoted as a pest control species. In the official Egyptian school curriculum children are taught early at primary school that the "Cattle Egret is the friend of the farmer."
Functions: controls pests
Hibiscus produces lovely colorful flowers which adds to the color 'palette' of the garden! It also serves to attract butterflies and bees!
Functions: attracts butterflies and bees, provides pleasant colors
Functions: provide shade, provide dates, provide palm fronds for making baskets
Function: adds color to the garden
Function: add color to the garden
Function: provide protection for the garden
This is a list of the currently existing flora and fauna in the garden:
We are seeking the following plants to grow in the garden: