Today, Spark Arts Explorers visited the country of Jordan to take a look at some of the permaculture projects there. We first went to the area of Wadi Rum to a site that had once been inhospitable arid desert, but has been transformed into a lush oasis from permaculture practices over a matter of years. We discovered that using intelligent landscape and planting design techniques, designer Geoff Lawton was able to create a microclimate of moisture and coolness, improve soil quality, and create a thriving production of organic food. Spark Explorers watched a short video to see the dramatic change from barren desert to abundant ecosystem.
[Watch From Desert to Oasis in 4 Years from Permaculture Research Institute on Vimeo.]