Today, drylands are inhabited by more than 2 billion people, which means that almost 40% of the world’s population is living in areas of high water stress and desertification is increasing worldwide. But with careful design, we can demonstrate permanent productivity and landscape rehabilitation.

At the Greening the Desert project in the Dead Sea Valley of Jordan, 400-metres below sea level and one of the hottest / driest places on earth, we’re educating locals on permaculture principles and techniques so they can transform their landscapes, their homes into a productive and abundant oasis.

So, let’s have a look at Abla’s little garden—one of our neighbors at the Greening The Desert Project, Jordan—and a former student of ours who took her Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course less than 12 months ago!

If you’d like to follow my work please join me at “The Permaculture Circle” (TPC), a free and vibrant online community for anyone passionate about permaculture where I share many of my projects plus my curated collection of 100+ videos, animations, and PDFs: https://start.geofflawtononline.com/permaculturecircle/.

And, for those that feel inspired to donate to help this project you can do so, here: https://permaculturenews.org/permaculture-shop/donate/donate-to-the-pri/ OR https://www.maainternational.org.au/donate-now?campaign=239
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Southwest Home Gardening: Landscape Trees

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