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Alice Gray
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Beit Sahour, Bethlehem, Palestine, State of
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My Projects

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Reinventing Roots

Reinventing Roots

Qasr a-Sir, IL

Habiba Organic Farm

Habiba Organic Farm

Nuweiba, EG


(projects i'm following)

Strawberry Fields Eco Lodge Nemenhah Perma-Village Model The Congo Project Permaculture Egypt WeTheTrees Crowd Funding Platform Greening the Desert Project
Andrew Paul Aurelia Weintz babak moradi Benjamin Taheny Bron(wyn) Elliott Carly Gillham Courtney Jordan David Braden david spicer Eddy Modde Elizabeth Goodman gamal ali Gonçalo Teixeira Gurjeet Kaur Hubert de Kalbermatten Hunter Heaivilin Jean S.  Renouf Jon Holland Jose Cunha Kirsty McArdle Lilian Ricaud Michele Bruschi Mike Mubaya Mohammad Saleh Mohammed Zahiri mo`min alshami Mustafa Fatih Bakir Raed Tomeh Rose Barrowcliffe Sakina Grome Tessa Sare Yoshikazu Eri Yossi ROuch
Brad Lancaster Carly Gillham David Braden Geoff Lawton Jean S.  Renouf Lorena Viladomat Mustafa Fatih Bakir Owen Hablutzel Yoshikazu Eri Yossi ROuch
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About Alice Gray

I am a freelance permaculture teacher and consultant, currently living and working in the Palestinian West Bank. I have been involved in permaculture projects here since 2008, first co-founding and directing Bustan Qaraaqa Permaculture Farm (where I worked as 'Community Projects Coordinator' for 4 years), and then launching the PermaNegev course (an initiative to build a permaculture centre in the Bedouin village of Qasr a Sir in the Negev, through building a program of international PDC courses), in cooperation with Bustan (www.bustan.org).

Today I split my time between a number of projects in the West Bank, the Negev, the Sinai and Jordan and my work includes coordinating research into the effectiveness of permaculture techniques, designing and implementing food security systems and teaching PDCs and short courses in agroforestry and soil management.

I am particularly interested in the political aspects of permaculture, and in developing models for applying permaculture principles to community organising.


Permaculture and the sustainability of resistance

One man’s struggle for sustainable farming on his land in the occupied West Bank is not only a fight against occupation. It suggests that international environmental law provides a legal avenue for Palestinians to sue for their rights. - See more at: http

Posted over 9 years ago (0 comments)

Habiba Community – building sustainability and community resilience in South Sinai

Read about this inspiring project to build community resilience and transition away from dependency on tourism in Sinai....

Posted over 9 years ago (2 comments)

Hidden Gardens of a Sacred Landscape

The Makhad Trust (www.makhad.org) works to restore the mountain gardens of the Jebalia Bedouin in St Katherine's governorate, Sinai, Egypt.

Posted about 11 years ago (0 comments)

Of Permaculture and Pastoralism: Heroes and Villains?

Pastoralists often get a bad press as agents of environmental destruction, but is this really a fair portrayal? Are farmers better than cowboys? How do we as permaculturalists relate to nomads?

Posted about 11 years ago (0 comments)

Sinking the Lifeboats: Reflections on a visit to Herbaiet a Nabi

This is a write-up of a field trip that was organised as part of the PermaNegev course that I ran with Bustan earlier this year - we are running another one starting on August 26th - there are still spaces if anyone wants to play!

Posted almost 12 years ago (1 comments)

The Green Intifada: How Palestinians Resist Occupation by Planting Trees

A nice write-up on our tree planting campaign in Palestine this spring. Many thanks to Anna for this one :)

Posted about 12 years ago (0 comments)

Resistance is fertile: Palestine's eco-war

Great article by James Brownsell of Al Jazeera all about eco-activism in Palestine and the politics of tree planting.

Posted over 12 years ago (0 comments)

The politics of Olive Harvesting in Palestine

A beautifully written blog entry by Carly, who is currently volunteering at Bustan Qaraaqa

Posted over 12 years ago (0 comments)
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Consultant Aid worker Pdc teacher
My Permaculture Qualifications
Australian-Palestinian Permaculture Design Course
Type: Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course
Verifying teacher: Brad Lancaster
Other Teachers: Murad J.R.ALkhufash, david spicer
Location: Marda Permaculture Farm, Salfit, Palestine
Date: Jun 2010
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Climate Zones
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Semi Arid
Hot Desert

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