Salah Hammad

Winter Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) Course at Zaytuna Farm

Photo Credit: Ingrid Pullen Do you think it is time to look at the world from a different perspective? Do you know what the problems facing humanity are but have no idea how and where and what to start with? Do you want to change your life to a more sustainable, self-sufficient and enjoyable experience? Or maybe you only want to learn about organic home food production, eco-friendly home design […]

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Permaculture Your New Year and Start Packing Your Backpack

Have you done a PDC? Have you done an Online PDC? Do you want a hands-on permaculture experience in one of the harshest environments on planet earth? Do you want proof that permaculture works and you want to be part of it? Do you want experience with leading on the ground permaculturists who are getting things done in JORDAN on a world renowned permaculture site? THEN WHAT ARE YOU WAITING […]

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Permaculture Earthworks – Great Art Picks Up Where Nature Ends

Here at Zaytuna Farm we have a gallery of permaculture earthworks — 17 dams, kilometres of contour swales, roads, pads, gabions, cross pipes, and all sorts of different installations that involved some sort of machinery! It’s one thing to be the artist designing this sort of gallery, but I always wondered how it feels to be the artist/craftsman moving all this earth. It is an art form of some sort […]

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The Problem is Abundance; the Solution is Abundance of Ferments! (Australia)

Photos: Ingrid Pullen If you are lucky enough to come to PRI Zaytuna Farm you will be shocked with the abundance of produce we are harvesting from the renowned main crop (above). During the last year we’ve been managed by our Australorps — they dictate our weekly schedule. Monday morning is the compost mob move (the "chickens on steroids" as Geoff likes to call them), and Tuesday morning every fortnight […]

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Greening the Desert Site (Jordan) PDC with Geoff and Nadia Lawton – Early Bird Offer Extended

The Jordan Valley Permaculture Proejct (aka ‘Greening the Desert – the Sequel’) in November 2013 We are pleased with the overwhelming response we’ve had in bookings for the PDC we are starting on October 4th, 2014, at the ‘Greening the Desert’ project in the Dead Sea Valley in Jordan. We have a few places still available so are announcing an extension to the Early Bird Discount (up to October 3, […]

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Greening the Desert (the ‘Sequel’ Site) Project – Spring 2013 Photo Update (Jordan)

It’s spring time for the Jordan Valley Permaculture Project (aka "Greening the Desert – the Sequel"), the lowest place on earth (400 metres below sea level) and one of the hottest and driest, and our trees and gardens are full of produce. During the internship that was held at the project in November 2012 the students worked on installing a new irrigation system that has obviously made a big difference!

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Greening the Desert Internship 2012 – Greener than Ever

Our one month long internship at the Greening the Desert Project (the ‘Sequel site’) just ended. Ten students arriving from seven different countries were part of the first internship to take place at the project site in the Dead Sea Valley in Jordan. This will be a journey through pictures on what Geoff, Nadia, the interns and the WWOOFers were up to.

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Wadi Hadhramaut – the Start of a Large New Rehabilitation Project in Yemen

Shibam: UNESCO World Heritage site I was recently privileged to be part of the team that accompanied Geoff and Nadia Lawton along with Mr. Tashi Dawa in a very interesting consultancy in the Southern Yemen, specifically The Hadhramaut Valley, or Wadi Hadhramaut. Geoff was invited by the “Reconstruction Fund of Hadhramaut and Al-Mahra” to give his opinion on what could be done in the valley in terms of flood mitigation […]

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Raw Milk Butter Making at Zaytuna Farm

Milking a cow in central Europe Photo © Craig Mackintosh (Other photos below: Salah Hammad) Raw milk! Yes raw milk! For me, it was a first time! I grew up loving milk and milk products, but also grew up afraid of raw milk. We’ve always been taught that milk needs to be boiled. In University during my Food Technology courses we called it pasteurized and Ultra Heat Treated (UHT) milk.

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PDC with Geoff Lawton Held in Al Jawfa, Dead Sea Valley, Jordan, Oct 2012

The new Jordan Valley Permaculture Project (left foreground) aka ‘Greening the Desert – the Sequel’, September 2011 Photo © Craig Mackintosh Do you think it’s time to look at the world from a different perspective? Do you know what the problems facing humanity are but have no idea how and where and what to start with? Do you want to change your life to a more sustainable, self-sufficient and enjoyable […]

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