Sunday, July 13, 2008

"You can solve all the problems of the world in a garden."

"They laughed at him and said it couldn't be done.
Nothing could be grown in that salt laden dustbowl.

But Geoff Lawton had other ideas.

He travels the world teaching others how to repair trashed environments that are beyond hope of becoming productive.
In this story, Geoff talks about re-greening the deserts of Jordan. By applying the principles of permaculture, the Jordanians managed to salvage a heavily salted environment and turn it into a green oasis.

Geoff lives and teaches at his farm near The Channon, a small community not far from Lismore. Geoff boasts that despite not having a police station or church, the Channon has some of the most tolerant and friendly people in Australia."

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