Thursday, January 21, 2010

Greening the Desert: Further Reading

• The original Greening the Desert video, as published on YouTube, which is based on work done by the amazing Geoff Lawton of the Permaculture Institute of Australia in the early 2000s.

• Here is an elaborate textual report on the original Greening the Desert site by Mohammed Ayesh, who is described as "a Jordanian agricultural engineer who has long been involved in the project."

"Permaculture under salinity and drought conditions," By Mohammed Ayesh, (MSc in Soil & Irrigation), Water & Environment Researcher, 17 December 2007

• And here is the followup project to Greening the Desert, which will be funded and controlled entirely by the permaculture team themselves. This video is called

Greening the Desert II: Greening the Middle East and it's published by permaculturalist Craig Mackintosh on Vimeo.

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