RISE Permaculture Garden
RISE Permaculture Garden
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Commenced:
01/10/2015
Submitted:
19/10/2015
Last updated:
11/01/2016
Location:
New Cairo, EG
Website:
http://www.aucegypt.edu/Sustainability/Rise/Pages/Home.aspx
Climate zone:
Hot Desert





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david viala Mustafa Fatih Bakir Sherifa El Alfy Tina Jaskolski
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RISE Permaculture Garden

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Urban, Community, School Projects, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

This garden will be the first permaculture project of the Research Institute for a Sustainable Environment at the American University in Cairo, Egypt. This space will demonstrate a perennial food forest design for arid climates, and facilitate community interaction with native and naturalized flora.

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Check out this video from our recent Introduction to Permaculture Training! Music by Formidable Vegetable Sound System, the best eco-edutainment out there.

Posted by Research Institute for a Sustainable Environment - RISE on Monday, 30 November 2015


The Research Institute for a Sustainable Environment (RISE) at the American University in Cairo (AUC) is hosted an "Introduction to Permaculture" training October 23rd and 24th. At the training participants learned the basics of permaculture and had the opportunity to implement a permaculture design on the AUC campus. RISE research associate Starr Brainard developed the design and taught the course. https://www.facebook.com/events/1694315724137576/

This garden is designed to be a productive perennial forest garden and community space suited to the harsh arid climate of Cairo suburbs. The design features a wide variety of native and naturalized nitrogen fixing and fruit trees, shrub under-story, herb and nitrogen-fixing ground cover, and root crops. Integrated pest management, drip and traditional irrigation, and heritage desert plant species are all incorporated into this design.

The garden is starting small as permaculture is first being introduced to the the community, but will hopefully expand in the future as more trainings are taught, and interest grows.

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Group photo from the training

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Training Success at RISE in Cairo

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Sherifa El Alfy - Admin Starr Brainard - Admin Tina Jaskolski - Admin
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