Greening the Desert – Another Update de Geoff Lawton

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Last Sunday we had International Permaculture Day, and this Sunday (the 13th), Mother’s Day is being observed in almost 100 countries around the world. Back-to-back weeks to honor “Mother” Earth, yes? :)

So in honor of Mother Earth, here is this week’s Friday Five…


Geoff Lawton, bulletin de permaculture Friday Five (en anglais)


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It’s Presidents Day today for our friends across the ocean in the US, so we’ll start off our Friday Five by talking about…

Trompes, not Trump: You read that right: “trompe” is not a typo :) Trompes are compressed air systems created by […]

Bulletin de Geoff Lawton

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I know that many of you are getting ready to ring in the New Year, so let’s keep this short and jump right in to this week’s Friday Five…

Even Playing Field: Net neutrality is critical for a number of reasons, and is of […]

Meilleur eBook de cette semaine: ‘La viabilité des micro-fermes maraîchères biologiques’.

Notre choix du meilleur eBook de cette semaine a été inspiré par la thèse d’un jeune homme en France. Elle est intitulée ‘La viabilité des micro-fermes maraîchères biologiques’. Comment y arriver ? L’ouvrage proposé est stimulant et utile si vous êtes dans une démarche éthique de (re)devenir ‘paysan’, en montant une micro-ferme qui est […]

Who’s up for nudging?, an address for everyone, and U.S. becoming third-world

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We now have just 10 days left working on the ‘Greening the Desert – Sequel’ project. The autumn temperatures have started to drop a little so we’ve been pruning all the trees. And soon we’ll start our film reports to keep everyone updated on our […]

Courage, content children, culling genius, and we have the solutions! de Geoff Lawton

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We’ve just completed the one month practical Internship at the Greening the Desert – the Sequel project in the Dead Sea Valley, Jordan. The site has totally transformed again, and we actually experienced the first rain of the season, 10 mm. The food forest has been […]

A shift in consciousness: the problem is the solution. Thank you Bill!

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Last year I was in Jordan working on the Greening The Desert site when I heard the news about Bill Mollison’s passing and now, again, I’m here in Jordan at the same time of the year. This site was visited by Bill and Lisa (the last […]

Jordan green and lush in hottest summer on record, growing seaweed to sequester carbon, and the very healthy Amish

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I’m at the Greening the Desert Project, Dead Sea Valley, Jordan teaching a Permaculture Design Certificate with a co-teacher from Zaytuna Farm’s one-year practical apprenticeship program, which trains project managers. We have 19 paying international students and 15 Jordanian sponsored. We follow this with a four-week […]

en anglais: positive news de Geoff Lawton

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Lots of positive news to share this week, so let’s jump right in…

Fish and Chips: Fishermen can manage wild ocean fish stocks to be sustainable. Want proof? How about this: “Stocks of cod in the North Sea were once one of the world’s […]

Food exit after Brexit, China’s “appetite,” and super soil….by Geoff Lawtonn

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I hope that all fathers receiving this email had / are having a wonderful Father’s Day weekend.

On Saturday, I had a great time answering all sorts of questions about soil posed by attendees of the 2017 Home Grown Food Summit online event. In […]