Greening the Desert in Jordan – Geoff Lawton

Food is central in how we move from our dysfunctional status quo to a future of thriving on one planet’s worth of resources (one planet thriving). Increased resilience during the transition so that we can build that future is critical. Geoff Lawton is a permaculture expert putting his expertise to the test in one of the most difficult environments in the world for growing food, the deserts of Jordan.

Jordan is one of the most water-deprived countries in the world with most of the country receiving less than 7.87″ (200 mm) of rainfall annually and 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. This video is an update of the project as of 5/21/18. This article is an update as of September 26, 2018.

Here is Lawton’s TEDx talk about permaculture.

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