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peas in the middle east: Using permaculture and compost to regenerate arid Jordanian land


The Permaculture Research Institute began a project in 2008 to train locals to use compost, efficient shading from the sun, and ground cover that traps moisture in order to begin rebuilding an agricultural way of life in their impoverished village. So far, it’s working.

Video from AlJazeera



Letters from Beirut: Letters from Jordan


Well I’m changing all my strings
I’m gonna write another traveling song

About all the billion highways and the cities at the break of dawn

Well now the ocean speaks and spits and I can hear it from the interstate
And I’m screaming at my brother on a cell phone he’s far…