In Yalla Permaculture we believe in making a difference, doesn’t matter how big or small, but making a difference in people’s lives is what we strive to achieve through the use of Permaculture, Agroecology and Sustainable Design, as tools that will empower people to take as much control over their essential needs, their food, water, energy and shelter as possible.
“It’s the action, not the fruit of the action, that’s important. You have to do the right thing. It may not be in your power, may not be in your time, that there will be any fruit. But that doesn’t mean you stop doing the right thing. You may never know what results come from your action. But if you do nothing, there will be no result.”
We are now living in the age of the internet, which gives us easy access to unlimited amount of knowledge, but in Yalla Permaculture we believe that The Fruit of the Knowledge is the Action Upon It and for that reason we love being involved in Education “To Lead Forth” in Latin, and the demonstration of what is achievable through practical on the ground work, courses, consults and aid work with the aim of leaving a nucleus of local teachers who can continue the appropriate educational work and the action upon it.
My passion for good food led me to sustainable food production. It all started when I was volunteering to help the struggling small farmers in my home countries, Palestine and Jordan. The experience exposed me to the urgent need for an alternative approach. This is when I decided to make the transition to a more meaningful life and a career in Permaculture following a 10 year long experience working in the food manufacturing industry.
After immigrating to Australia in 2010 I decided that a good start for my new life in Australia would be to attend a Permaculture Design Certificate course (PDC) with Geoff Lawton at the Permaculture Research Institute (PRI Australia), which led to me staying on the farm to learn more about the application of the design science and be engaged in growing healthy food and living off the land.
During the 4 years spent living on the farm I was involved in the day to day management of the farm, training of volunteers and interns on the various systems operating on the farm, including vegetable crop gardens and nursery systems, small and grazing animal systems, compost and energy systems, and food forests, and pushed by my mentors Geoff and Nadia Lawton to teach in various courses and consult on a number of projects.
Now PRI registered teacher and a member of the Permaculture Sustainable Consultants team, I divide my time between facilitating Permaculture Design Courses and consulting on different Agroecology and Permaculture projects throughout the world and currently managing the establishment of a new Permaculture Demonstration site in Malaysia with a team of local and international consultants led by Geoff Lawton.
If you would like to know more about the work I do please do get in touch.