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PermaNegev #2 has launched!

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Posted by Alice Gray almost 11 years ago

The second PermaNegev course to be offered at the Qasr A Sir Khan has started...........

After a couple of false starts, where we were unable to start for lack of students, we have launched our second PermaNegev course.  We are very happy to welcome Yoshi and David to the Bustan family as full-time students and we have an exciting program lined up that will attract a lot of visitors over the coming weeks.  

Permaculture Design lessons will take place every weekend on Fridays and Saturdays, opening the course up to those with full-time committments who nevertheless want to learn something about permaculture and contribute to Bustan's struggle for sustainability in the Negev.  

As we open the course, the political situation continues to be in turmoil, with over 2000 Bedouin citizens of Israel rallying in Beer Sheva this Thursday past to protest plans to demolish homes in the recognized Bedouin village of Bir Hadaj (http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/israeli-bedouin-stage-mass-protest-in-wake-of-home-demolition-orders.premium-1.470792).  Demolitions in the unrecognized villages are ongoing, with the village of Al Araqib being demolished for the 41st time in September (http://www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=518059).

As ever, we will work in the midst of this situation to look for pathways to sustainability and peace in the region, supporting the Bedouin right to self-determination, dignity and the right to control their own relationship with the environment that has sustained them for generations.  



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Evelyn Rhodes
Evelyn Rhodes : It's great to hear that a second PermaNegev course has been launched despite some initial challenges. In the house of hazards, you will need to compete with many other players to complete your tasks well.
Posted about 2 months ago

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