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I am a new PDC graduate who is currently still in the West Bank of Palestine where I learnt my permaculture skills. I am flying back to Melbourne on the 18th of July and was planning to visit the new Jordan site but have had trouble contacting anyone there. I am finishing y environmental science degree at home and undertaking my final project on 'transformaing arid landscapes through permaculture principles,' but am having difficulty accessing an data on the subject.
If anyone can direct me to a good place to find information, or other places to visit whilst in this area (or some way to get in contact with the jordan permaculture site,) I would greatly appreciate it. I have some rather ambitious plans including trying to establish a permaculture project in the desert in australia i need to develop.
10-07-2010, 10:54 AM
Welcome to the PRI Forum.
Have you been here (http://permaculture.org.au/project_profiles/middle_east/jordan_valley_permaculture_project.htm) yet?
Concerning permaculture in the arid lands of Australia:
I have a great friend living and working in the Dieri Community (http://www.ausanthrop.net/resources/ausanthrop_db/detail.php?id_search=78) (Lake Eyre South) who would be interested in talking with you. If you PM me a brief description of your plan, together with your contact details, I will see that she gets it.
10-07-2010, 02:36 PM
This sounds like a fascinating project. I would love to hear more about it. Would you consider blogging your project? If you do, can you please come back and provide a link.
I spent quite a while in Israel some years ago. I worked on the kibbutz that invented the drip irrigation system. It was in the Negev Desert as you probably are aware. I am sure you are familiar with this system and intend using it. I am curious though, what sort of data are you looking for?
10-07-2010, 03:37 PM
If you do a search here you will find many threads that may give you ideas.
Feel free to revive them if you want to ask a question on any thread
There are probably many more. Try a few different search words. Lots of gems here.
Tropical food forest
11-07-2010, 04:48 AM
contact Julie Firth
she will set you straight
unlearn some of those wet-land ideas about PC :)
great person and a very sharp mind
she did work in Palestine many years ago and so is familiar
its much more harsh climatically where she lives (geraldton)
than is palestine, or many parts of southern australia
so its really transferable
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