What’s the potential of permaculture to repair damaged land? Permaculturalist Geoff Lawton says, “You can fix all the world’s problems in a garden.” He worked on a small parcel in Jordan, first creating a swale for water catchment, then planting a variety of trees, building irrigation, and mulching heavily. Within a few months the figs were producing. This demonstrates the regenerative capacity of permaculture. Geoff Lawton’s site is here.
Permaculture: Greening the Desert
Here are some other examples of people able to make desert land productive:
Qatar’s Plans to Turn the Desert Green Will Leave You Astonished
Growing Forests in the Desert
More wildly successful examples of regenerative approaches here.
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