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August 15, 2011

Greening the Desert made Easy.

A Greener Desert

You can solve all the world’s problems in a garden.

I have nothing to add…

…except for my unbridled enthusiasm and love for the elegant simplicity of the techniques employed. Using the natural contours of the earth to harvest water passively, Geoff Lawton and his team have turned 10 acres of barren, salt-rich land in Jordan — 2 km from the Dead Sea — into a thriving permacultural garden.

They laughed and said it couldn’t be done…

But “They” always say that…

Bonus:

Trailer for Geoff Lawton’s upcoming Urban Permaculture DVD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48FwxBxCCHo

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Born on planet Earth, David Telfer McConaghay has since wandered across its surface in search of something which, when found, kindly insists that he continue searching. His immediate family lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, though he also feels at home in Washington D.C.; Grass Valley, California; Bogotá, Colombia; and now, almost Boulder, Colorado. He completed his B.A. in English & Creative Writing at The George Washington University in 2008. Experiences at the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Farm are the primary source of any yogic inspiration David aka Sri Nivasan may express.

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