New Jordan Project – Permaculture Jordan
We are presently in Jordan and are establishing a new NGO “Permaculture Jordan” and we have been offered USAID funding for $US53,000 to establish a new project here in the Jordan Valley sharing bio-diversity of productive crops and tree species that have potential but are not yet here. The work is linked with the work of other plant researchers who have already linked to other Arabic countries and successfully grown and monitored the viability of many species.
The trees and shrubs we are supposed to plant in Jordan are as follows:
- Cereus cactus
- Argania spinosa
- Black sapote
- Yellow pitaya
We are also supposed to collect some endemic species of Jordan to share.
We will be able to buy a small block of land with an old house we can renovate to use as an office and education centre, we will have to set up a small nursery site, a small closed nursery for quarantine, water, watering system with drip or equivalent, a fence, digital camera to record things, we will donate an old laptop and we will need to get access to about 5000 m2 of land to plant the trees out. How we arrange the plantings and the other crops we plant etc is up to us of course.
If you are interested in helping us extend our work further this is an ideal opportunity now that we will be setting up our own base in Jordan working directly with local people.
Cheers Geoff and Nadia Lawton