Organic Farm, Amman, Jordan

I was invited to help design an organic multi cropping system including vegetables, fruits and small animals as market garden farm on the outskirts of the Jordanian capital Amman. The land will be divided into parcels from growing vegetables and salad greens on raised beds, surrounded with rows of mixed fruit trees and legumes creating…

Tropical Vegetable Garden

  Showcasing the Production of Healthy Organic Nutrient Dense Food for the Community Part of the design for the demonstration site we are setting up in Malaysia is a vegetable garden that can showcase what is possible to produce in the equatorial tropics. The garden is positioned on a gentle slope facing south east and…

Za’atari Syrian Refugees Camp/Jordan

In a beautiful cooperation between three different organizations, the Permaculture Research Institute, Muslim Aid Australia and the Japanese Emergency Network, an opportunity for setting a demonstration site in the Za’atarti Syrian Refugee Camp in Jordan was conceived. The site is the Japanese Emergency Network’s headquarters inside the refugee camp, the funding came through the generous…

Rehabilitation of Over Grazed Badia (Jordanian Steppe)

I was invited two days ago to consult on a commercial project to rehabilitate and cultivate a 500 hectare piece of land in the eastern deserts of Jordan. This region was once the grazing lands for the nomads of the region  (Bedouin) tribes, holding hundreds of thousands of sheep, goats, camels, horses and occasionally farming…

Topical Food Forests on Swales

Below is the design for the tropical food forests planned to be established in the Royal Botanical Park in Kuantan, Malaysia.   The Earthworks: The major earthworks on the site will be to set up the swales and potentially add some extra dams which could be straightforward aquatic systems for extra irrigation or fishpond dams….

Gabion Reed Bed Construction

One of the first missions we had to deal with on our project in the Botanical Garden in Kuantan was desilting the ponds and installing gabion reed beds to stop any probable future siltation caused by the heavy rains washing down exposed ground outside the perimeter of the Garden. During the initial consultation to the…