|Jeddah, Makkah, Saudi Arabia|
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|Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course|
|Teacher: Geoff Lawton|
|Location: Dead Sea Valley, Jordan|
|Date: Oct 2010|
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Two Visions Permaculture
I've started my own blog, focusing at the moment on how the Arabian Peninsula could be largely converted into productive land.
Crop per Drop & Species Selection
Evaluating the species to plant based on a water budget.
Finally some more rain!
After 3 years with no rain, we finally got a second test of our water system. Here's some footage of a new check dam, with one rainfall worth of silt and grass starting to grow.
Hitting Two Birds With One Stone
Building a 5 meter earthbag dome to teach building skills and house pigeons.
Puff Adders Welcome!
One baby venemous snake in the hand means there are probably 100 more in the bush...
The Gates Are Up
Even a Door Can Have Stacked Functions
The first A/C fed garden in Al Baydha
air conditioner condensate dripping straight into a garden--no soil amendments, no mulch, no digging--rudimentary but it's working.
Early batches of our papercrete mortar
A 60-20-20 mix of used paper, cement, and fine sand for blockmaking and mortar.
Removing our earthbag arch form
The day of a big test for our building system, and for our workers who have put 3 months of effort into this, just on the faith that I told them it would stand...
The Fence is Done
3.5 kilometers of stonework and razor wire to keep out camels, goats, and sheep.
Biomimicry and Creating New River Systems in the Desert
A low-tech system of flood control that handles the shocks of arid mountain climates and makes the water available for use year-round.
Water System Part II: Evaporation and Um al Raka Dam
Dams are great at stopping flash floods but otherwise fail at storing the water.
Al Baydha Project website officially live.
www.albaydha.org has left the building.