greeningthedesert Photos & Videos

5 days ago

In my opinion, Mushrooms are an Intelligence that are beyond animals and beyond plants. I believe that Fungi are a very advanced consciousness. You can't really start an ecosystem without fungi and they may have been the first forms of Life here on this Planet. The fact that fungi are our Earth's internet system through its vast mycelial networks, connecting over 90% of plants is also extremely profound. Let us be open to the perspectives of others, even if they differ from our own and we don't fully understand it...even if it threatens our Ego. It is hard for me to imagine that humans are at the top of the species, when we are destroying the Earth at such a rapid speed. Humans like to think of themselves as the top species, but I have trouble with this concept. Let us learn from Nature. We are part of her. We are her. Not only can we learn a lot from our fungal sisters/brothers and how they work in nature, but we can also benefit greatly by working alongside of these highly intelligent species to reverse some of the damages that humans have caused. Art by: Alex Grey Thoughts by: Rayne Grant of Can Mushrooms Save the Planet #canmushroomssavetheplanet **** PennState Eberly College of Science writes: First Land Plants and Fungi Changed Earth's Climate, Paving the Way for Explosive Evolution of Land Animals, New Gene Study Suggests http://science.psu.edu/news-and…/2001-news/Hedges8-2001.htm… *** Fungal Biology in the Origin and Emergence of Life by David Moore: http://www.davidmoore.org.uk/root_06.htm… *** Prototaxites https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prototaxites *** Lichens are Pioneer Species in Pristine Ecosystems: http://digimuse.nmns.edu.tw/Default.aspx?tabid=281 *** Biological soil crust https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biological_soil_crust *** Structural, physiological, and #canmushroomssavetheplanet #beethechange #savetheplanet #permaculture #mycowarrior #mycohero #mycology #myceliumrunning #thirdeyeawakening #thirdeye #ayahuasca #dmt #terencemckenna #brainhealth #naturalhealing #greeningthedesert #foodforest #buildingsoil #life #coloradical #mystic #desertification #lifecycle #radical #radmycology #thinklikeamushroom #spreadthespores

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6 days ago

Ipomoea pes-caprae also called “Sea Morning Glory” is the fastest growing climber in The Dead Sea Valley, Jordan. It is actually pan-tropical and grows well from cuttings making it very convenient. It is a good forage plant and grows with saline water as well. Very, very vigorous. #ipomoea #seamorningglory #perennial #ipomoeapescaprae #greeningthedesert #permaculture #permacultureaidwork #permaculturedemonstrationsite #jordanvalley #deadseavalley #drylands #organicgardening #growyourownfood #buildsoil #permacultureresearchinstitute

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1 week ago

For 6 years I lived in the desert in central Australia while doing my PhD fieldwork. Despite being in rentals and moving almost yearly it was where I first started growing food and learning about permaculture. In my latest blog post (link in bio) I share my experience and tips for permaculture in an arid climate on this type of backyard scale.

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1 week ago

Although not from my immediate backyard but from the wider area. Driving today through drought affected countryside and thinking of the farmers doing it tough. Water is such a precious resource and I’m always looking for best practice methods in my own backyard to help converse. Suggestions on ways to help conserve water 💧💧 💧 ......???? 💚💚💚🌱🌱🌱........... #waterwise #conservewater #drought #aridlands #aridlandscapes #ocaliving #desert #greeningthedesert #growfoodnotlawns #inmybackyard #waterislife #norain #noharvest #pleaserain

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1 week ago

Under the patronage of her Royal Highness Princess Basma Bint Ali of Jordan, renowned advocate of biodiversity conservation, the Jordanian Charitable Society for the Environment, also known as the "Greening the Desert Project”, officially opened with a traditional ceremony and site tour. We often get overly-excited about short-term projects, but lose stamina with long-term ones, and it’s usually with the latter that the most meaningful results can be found. Our aim from the start of our work in Jordan has always been to set up a permanent and extendable system on the ground. We started slow and very small with almost nothing but the land itself. Little by little, course by course, we grew to the project you see today. Our work in Jordan has now extended past the walls of the project out through schools, homes and refugee camps and it continues to extend while increasing in diversity of application. #greeningthedesert #permaculture #permacultureaidwork #permaculturedemonstrationsite #jordanvalley #deadseavalley #drylands #organicgardening #growyourownfood #buildsoil #permacultureresearchinstitute

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1 week ago

Left to its own devices, nature will always restore itself. With the help of humans, it will restore itself in years rather than centuries. Absolutely never saw a praying mantis on the property until I began really interacting with it and now I’m seeing more all the time plus loads of other life. #regenerate

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2 weeks ago

Today, drylands are inhabited by more than 2 billion people, which means that almost 40% of the world's population is living in areas of high water stress and desertification is increasing worldwide. But with careful design, we can demonstrate permanent productivity and landscape rehabilitation. At the Greening The Desert Project, Jordan in the Dead Sea Valley, 400-metres below sea level and one of the hottest / driest places on earth, we're educating locals on permaculture principles and techniques so they can transform their landscapes, their homes into a productive and abundant oasis. So, let's have a look at Abla's little garden—one of our neighbors at the Greening The Desert Project, Jordan—and a former student of ours who took her Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course less than 12 months ago! - watch the full video on my Youtube or Facebook page. #greeningthedesert #permacultureinaction #permaculturedesign #permacultureliving #permacultureaid #jordanvalley #deadseavalley #deadsea #organicgardening #growyourownfood #buildsoil #permacultureresearchinstitute

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2 weeks ago

The Greening The Desert Project, Jordan provides solutions for permanent abundance by training local people to become leaders of sustainable development in their communities... and we're literally spreading from one garden to the next, expanding the knowledge and practice of sustainable agriculture using permaculture design. It’s such a rewarding and inspiring thing to see, in one of the world’s most challenging environments no less - watch the full video on my Youtube or Facebook page. #greeningthedesert #permacultureinaction #permaculturedesign #permacultureliving #permacultureaid #jordanvalley #deadseavalley #deadsea #organicgardening #growyourownfood #buildsoil #permacultureresearchinstitute

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3 weeks ago

Sometimes you just have to stop and appreciate the beauty in nature. I grow so I can harvest but I also grow flowers just because ...... 🌷🌷🌷🌹🌹🌹💐💐💐💚💚💚............... #urbangardening #greeningthedesert #flower #floweroftheday #allotment #plantlove #gratitude #myplot #flowerstagram #instaflowers #inmygardentoday #flower_daily #ocaliving #gerbera #gardenbed #gardening_feature #gardening_gram #gyo #growsomething #growthings #gardenbed #gardeningistherapy #gardeningisfun

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3 weeks ago

The right tools for the job are available now from OCALiving. Click on the shop link in the bio and purchase through Amazon Aust or Amazon USA. Otherwise email me and let’s get digging, planting and harvesting!!!!🌱🌱🌱💚💚💚😁😁😁........ #garden #gardentools #gardeningtools #gardentherapy #gardenpresents #ocaliving #gardentrowel #veggiegarden #urbangardening #greeningthedesert #urbanorganicgardener #allotment #inmygarden #myplot #backyardgarden #backyardfarmer #ediblegarden #gardening101 #gardening_feature #gardeningrocks #inmygardentoday #toolsofthetrade #bestgardentools #gardentips

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1 month ago

In less than one year this fast growing and drought hardy Moringa, grown from seed, has shown it’s true potential. The uses and benefits of Moringa are amazing... the multi-talented 'miracle tree' also known as the Horseradish Tree, Drumstick Tree, Marango Tree, Kelor, Shobhanjan, Murunga, Ben Tree, and Moringa Oleifera. It's capable of producing food (38% leaf protein and very high nutritional value), fuel, medicine, and the seeds can purify water. No wonder we call it a miracle tree. #moringa #moringaoleifera #moringatree #superfood #greeningthedesert #permaculture #jordanvalley #deadseavalley #drylands #organicgardening #growyourownfood #buildsoil #permacultureresearchinstitute

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1 month ago

Instead of trying to hunt down the exact vines and herbs 🌿 I want for my yard at the nurseries I decided to purchase seeds. 4 different types of Passion flower/fruit, Mexican flamevine, clematis, Chilean glory vine and a bunch of hers like yarrow, bee balk, thyme etc. bought a growlight on Amazon (the neighbors probably think I am growing weed). All in all I have invested about $200 in seeds and equipment - which would have bought me 7 plants at Home Depot if they actually had what I wanted. #growingfromseed #greeningthedesert #gilbertgarden #phoenixgardening #lowdesert #backyardfarm #permaculture #growlight

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1 month ago

   🌏34人で、合計1000本の木を沙漠に植えれました!  第20回「内モンゴル植林ツアー」終了です!  これまでの13年間で沙漠に植えることができた苗木の本数は、  約51万1769本になりました。  今回もMy Treeやキッズエールで参加&応援してくれた皆さん、ありがとうございます!  明日、日本に帰国します✈️                     _______________________________________________________ #第20回中国内モンゴル植林ツアー  #34名での5泊6日間 の旅 #沙漠 #植林 #緑 #旅 #Tabijyo #Tabijo #Gopro #GreeningTheDesert  #TreePlanting #innermongolia #マイトリ #引き寄せの法則 #宇宙の法則 #バシャール #スピリチュアル #スピリチュアル #人生を変えたい #精神世界 #宇宙の法則 #引き寄せの法則 #ボランティア #タビジョ #内モンゴル #内蒙古

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1 month ago

 たまには宇宙の子マサが植えてる写真も...❗️  今日は170本の木を、みんなで沙漠に植えれました!              ________________________________________________________ #第20回中国内モンゴル植林ツアー  #34名での5泊6日間 の旅 #沙漠 #植林 #緑化 #GreeningTheDesert  #TreePlanting #Gopro #innermongolia #引き寄せの法則 #宇宙の法則 #バシャール #スピリチュアル #スピリチュアル #精神世界 #宇宙の法則 #引き寄せの法則 #内モンゴル #内蒙古

2031
1 month ago

 今こんな感じです❗️  今年は沙漠に雨がたくさん降って、  今まで見たことない、  大地に緑がたくさん増えてます🌱            ________________________________________________________ #第20回中国内モンゴル植林ツアー  #34名での5泊6日間 の旅 #沙漠 #植林 #緑化 #Tabijyo #Tabijo #GreeningTheDesert #Gopro #TreePlanting #innermongolia #マイトリ #引き寄せの法則 #宇宙の法則 #バシャール #スピリチュアル #スピリチュアル #精神世界 #宇宙の法則 #引き寄せの法則 #内蒙古 #内蒙古

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1 month ago

こどもたちと植林❗️                    ________________________________________________________ #第20回中国内モンゴル植林ツアー  #34名での5泊6日間 の旅 #沙漠 #植林 #緑化 #Tabijyo #Tabijo #GreeningTheDesert #Gopro #TreePlanting #innermongolia #マイトリ #引き寄せの法則 #宇宙の法則 #バシャール #スピリチュアル #スピリチュアル #精神世界 #宇宙の法則 #引き寄せの法則 #内蒙古 #内蒙古

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1 month ago

To join an array of local and international students completing their Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course at the @greeningthedesertprojectii site—a model project of sustainable arid land development, demonstrating all the basic needs for a healthy, meaningful, and peaceful life—head over to the course booking page [links in comments]. p.s. All of my work on the GTD project is voluntary. These course prices offset the costs for locals and sponsored students plus contribute to the maintaining and continued development of the education project. Permaculture should be affordable, understandable, and achievable by all people. #greeningthedesert #permaculture #permacultureaidwork #permaculturedesign #permaculturedesigncourse #permaculturedesigncertificate #permaculturedemonstrationsite #jordanvalley #deadseavalley #drylands #organicgardening #growyourownfood #buildsoil #permacultureresearchinstitute

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1 month ago

Date palms are fruiting in amongst the food forest support species of Leaucaena and Neem. Date palms are one of the classic hot desert fruits of the world needing two months at over 40°C (104°F) to fruit. Once this system has climaxed, they will become the main overstory allowing at least 13 varieties of fruit trees to grow in their understory. #greeningthedesert #permaculture #permacultureaidwork #permaculturedemonstrationsite #jordanvalley #deadseavalley #drylands #organicgardening #growyourownfood #buildsoil #permacultureresearchinstitute

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1 month ago

Each year the soils are becoming less alkaline and higher in organic matter improving the overall life in the soils. The canopy is increasing the shade, and there is less evaporation, less 'clothesline effect' from the wind extending the impact of our water retention systems. And, as a result, oranges, lemons, and the tropical citrus, pomelo, are all fruiting this year 😋 #greeningthedesert #permaculture #permacultureaidwork #permaculturedemonstrationsite #jordanvalley #deadseavalley #drylands #organicgardening #growyourownfood #buildsoil #permacultureresearchinstitute

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1 month ago

getting ready for this years #balcony #garden #crop ! A few old standards, but experimenting with some new. We’ve got #avocados #tomatoes #peppers #strawberries #mandarins #lemons #limes #aloevera , but coming in new, please welcome #blueberries #mangoes #chilies of varying varieties sweetness and temperature, #edamamebeans #pomegranites and #padronpeppers. Anything else you think I should try that might grow in a desert, please let me know... 👍👍👍 #greeningthedesert #growyourownfood

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1 month ago

Abla, our neighbor at the @greeningthedesertprojectii took her Permaculture Design Certificate (PDC) course with us less than a year ago and in that time she has transformed her property from bare rocky ground to an emerging food forest. She now has work teaching local women how to make compost. #greeningthedesert #permaculture #permacultureaidwork #permaculturedemonstrationsite #jordanvalley #deadseavalley #drylands #organicgardening #growyourownfood #buildsoil #permacultureresearchinstitute

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1 month ago

A further month of growth since my last lime tree update. Still a couple of months to go but it will be so worth it. In today’s fast track, everything now type of world, gardening teaches us patience and to appreciate the small things ..... 🌱🌱🌱💚💚💚........ #limes #limetree #fruittrees #gyo #instagardenlovers #greenthumb #plantlove #locallygrown #instagarden #growsomethinggreen #growyourown #growforit #growingfood #inmygarden #myplot #allotment #backyardgarden #ocaliving #gardening_feature #greeningthedesert #greenfingers #ediblegarden #kitchengarden #urbanorganicgardener #urbangardening #thehappygardeninglife #gardeningtherapy #gardeningisfun

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2 months ago

We've planted our first trees! We're super excited. We're finally making use of our greywater.👍😂 The first is a Willow and the second is a Texas Honey Mesquite.😀 These will help the start of our garden by providing shade in the summer and allowing passive solar gain in the winter. They are self mulching, and in the case of the mesquite nitrogen fixing.👍 . . . #greendreamproject #trees #plantatree #ourfirsttrees #permaculture #stackingfunctions #theworldneedsmoretrees #treehugger #gardening #soilhealth #foryourhealth #crazyexcited #sustainability #greeningthedesert #willow #texashoneymesquite #nitrogenfixing

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3 months ago

Here it is: La Guajira Restoration Project. So happy to share this dream with the world! ♥️💞♥️ Click the link in my bio for all the info ☺️ @laguajiraRestorationProject

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3 months ago

Fotoğraf Ürdün'deki Geoff Lawton yürütücülüğündeki Çölü Yeşillendirme stajımızdan, sıcak kompost alanından bir görüntü. Endüstriyel tarım, kirlenme ve iklim değişikliği sonucu yok olan verimli toprağı yerine getirmenin başlıca yollarından biri kompost üretmekten geçiyor. Komposta, toprağı beslemek, nemi tutmak, canlılık için mikroorganizmaların yaşamasını sağlamak ve sağlıklı bitki yetiştirebilmek için ihtiyacımız var. Yani atık dönüştürmeden çok daha fazlasını yapıyoruz. Resimde görünen sıcak kompost tekniğinde biriktirdiğimiz malzemeleri 4 katman halinde dome şeklinde yığıp birbirleriyle etkileşime geçecek bir sistem sağladık. Sıcaklık 55-65 derecelere çıktığında dönüşüm başlıyor. Yaklaşık 18-20 gün sonra mis gibi toprak kokan bir kompostunuz oluyor:) Toprak nasıl canlandırılır, başka ne gibi teknikler vardır, hem bizim bugüne kadarki deneyimlerimizi dinlemek hem de onarımsal bir yaşam nasıl oluşturulur öğrenmek isterseniz sizi 30 Haziran-1 Temmuz'daki Permakültüre Giriş Kursu'muza bekleriz. Kayıt için ve eğitim programı için @kokopellisehirde #permakültüregiriş #introductiontopermaculture #berkeleycompost #composting #geofflawton #greeningthedesert #permacultureinternship

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4 months ago

Eylül 2017'de, Orman6 ekibinden Evren ve Burcu, Geoff Lawton yürütücülüğünde Ürdün'de "Çölü Yeşillendirme" stajına katıldılar. 1 ay süreli stajda, su problemi olan bölgelerde onarımsal bir yaşam alanı nasıl kurulur üzerine kapsamlı bir teorik ve pratik çalışma gerçekleştirildi. Staj alanı Ölü Deniz'e yakın, deniz seviyesinin 400 metre altında, dünyanın en alçak konumdaki noktalarından biri. Bölge çok az yağış alıyor. Eğer burası yeşillendirilmişse her yer yeşillendirilir!!! #greeningthedesert #geofflawton #solutionsfordrierlands #permacultureinternship #permaculture

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