Jordan is one of the most water-deprived countries in the world, most of the country receiving less than 7.87″ (200 mm) of rainfall annually, much of that evaporating before being of use for growing food. Permaculture projects are demonstrating a sustainable way to reclaim the desert. This site documents Geoff Lawton’s demonstration projects in Jordan.
Here is Lawton’s TEDx talk about permaculture.
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