We work on a traditional subsistence agricultural land, converting it into a self sustained food forest, situated in northern Tunisia (Ras Jebel)
Initial land was used for subsistence agriculture, with a variety of trees (Almonds, Figs, Barbary Figs, Pomgrenade, Prunes, blackberries, Cypress, Vines). Close to the shore (400m) low altitude (200m), strong winds, close to a pine forest. The soil between trees is argilous and compact, was plowed and cultivated with vegetables.
In 2012, we planned to enhance water harvesting and irrigation, plant vegetables that nourish trees, and enhance generally the life quality of soil. Composting with worms and without will be used to recycle abundant woody mulch. Integration of mushrooms is also planned.
Update 19.11.2012 : We started in june, and working full time in place.
Update 19.08.2013 : After one year, we planted a food forest that completes the orchard overstory, with legume trees, shrubs, herbaceous. We built foundation and stemwall of a cob small house. We tested many permaculture technques: swales raisedbeds, hugelkulture, lasagna, composting and vermicomposting. Offsite, we (re-)started gourmet mushroom cultivation indoors, and organized permaculture activities with children. We also founded the tunisian permaculture association that organize regular permaculture workshops.
- find photos from our farm : https://www.facebook.com/PermagroundRasJebel
- visit our permaculture news channel on facebook : https://www.facebook.com/GrowYourRevolution
Visitors are very welcome to the farm, you can contact us directly at sofiane(dot)gueddana(at)gmail(dot)com & linasoroli(at)hotmail(dot)com.
Update 22.12.2015 : Our farm is stopped since december 2014. We moved to Athens, Greece. Now we grow delicious mushrooms in coffee ground waste in our urban mushroom farm : https://themushroomcircle.wordpress.com/ - https://www.facebook.com/themushroomcircle/
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