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Jawaseri School Garden Project
Jawaseri School Garden Project
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Jawaseri School Garden Project

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Project Summary

Permaculture school garden in a hyper arid landscape in the Dead Sea Valley of Jordan.

Project Description

Nadia Lawton was invited by Lesley Byrne on behalf of the philanthropic society "Kids are Sweet", to design a permaculture garden for an all girls school in Jawasri, Jordan.  The garden was designed as part of a Permaculture Design Course run by PRI Jordan and PRI Australia and implemented by Nadia Lawton and local women.  To suit the very arid climate of the region, the garden was designed with sunken beds and raised footpaths so that all the water could be retained within the beds.  There is very little available water for irrigation in the area, and it is delivered just a couple of times per week in a water tanker, so the garden was designed in this way so as to maximise water efficiency.  As well as the vegetable garden, a small dry climate food forest with a picnic area, a plant nursery and an outside classroom were also established.  

The project is currently run by the local women and teachers and is a great success, winning various school gardening awards, and the girls at the school are also able to sell some of the produce from the garden and provide money to other similar projects in the area.  


Jawasweri School Garden in 2013

New up dat for the Jawaseri School Garden in jordan

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The Garden in Jawasweri School

The Garden in our school is being extended now !

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