4 Weeks Permaculture Internship 14th of November – 9th December 2021
What is included in this course?
Theoretical Subjects That Will Be Covered:
A great tool for survival on a planet that is facing a very unpredictible future. - 7/16/2019
We have to plant trees. It's hurry!!!!! - 6/22/2019
Here's a living blueprint for transforming no end of damaged landscapes into productive polycultures. - 3/23/2019
Amazing project!! Loved the visit, the people, the dates and the smoothie at the Cafe!! Thanks for having us!! - 3/18/2019
it is amazing what can be accomplished with applied knowledge! - 1/17/2019
A truly impressive achievement! - 1/17/2019
it's amazing place , everyone should visit it - 12/23/2018
Helping change things for the better for all - 12/23/2018
Transforming desert into green - 11/07/2018
one of the most Pioneer projects that gives hope for better future - 9/22/2018
About The Location
This is a truly eye-opening location to earn your PDC. You will be studying on the lowest point of the earth in one of the most testing climates to practice Permaculture. With arid soil and very little rainfall, you will be viewing permaculture practices at their maximum potential.
The local population is made up of traditional Bedouin tribes and long-term refugees stemming from displacement of local populations from within Palestine. The project site is typical of the area – a marginal arid land low-income settlement.
At the project site you will see examples of energy-efficient appropriate housing with natural cooling systems, arid climate plant nursery, solar electricity, solar hot water, biological waste water treatment recycling, dry compost toilets, rain water harvesting earthworks and diverse interactive plant, animal and tree systems for local food production and processing.
The course will be taught in the lecture room at the project's demonstration house which also features: eco-lodge accommodation options, permaculture cafe and gift shop, administration office for the project and the local permaculture group.
The project permaculture gardens are designed as a model that can be replicated within the local village, throughout Jordan and other countries in the region.
Getting Here From The Airport
Airport Taxi to the site is JD$40 approximately. Upon request,
The farm is in the South Shouna region, in al Jawfa-Jawasreh Village, second right turn
behind the Jawasreh School for girls. Farm Manager, Hayel : +962 79 534 4376
The Coordinates for the location is: 31.871754,35.631470 or 31°52'18.3"N 35°37'53.3"E
You can find it on Google Maps here: https://goo.gl/maps/M9VnYYZQuSdRSE168
Here is the Adress in Arabic to show to your taxi driver:
الجمعیة الاردنیة للبیئة النوعي
الشونة الجنوبیة , الجوفة , الجواسرة, ثاني دخلة
على الیمین خلف مدرسة الجواسرة الثانویة
الرجاء الاتصال على الرقم التالي للاست فسار
+962 79 534 4376 هایل
What You Will Need to bring with you?
8.30am to 5.30pm.
All prices are in Australian dollars, including GST. An early bird discount is available if the course fee is paid 21 days prior to the course start date.Refund Policy
Sometimes circumstances change and you may be unable to attend a course you have paid for. If so, there are a few options available;
If you notify us at least 14 days prior to the course commencement, GTDP will refund your course fee but will deduct an administration fee of 30%, deposits are not refundable, OR you can apply the full amount as credit towards a future course.
If you notify us less than 14 days prior to the course commencement GTDP cannot provide a refund OR you can send
someone else in your place.
The Greening The Desert Project reserves the right to cancel or discontinue advertised courses, if an insufficient number of attendees/ low attendance or due to unforeseen circumstances on the behalf of the GTDP requires us to not proceed with the advertised offer, you will immediately receive a full refund. All other refunds can take between 7-30 days to process.
Please strongly note, that travel to and from the Greening the Desert Project site is the attendee’s responsibility. You are encouraged to liaise with the GTDP about numbers of attendees and the potential of course cancellation prior to booking travel. The PRI/GTDP is not responsible for any loss or travel reimbursement, should the course be discontinued.
The Jordan Valley is home to an ancient and classical civilisation that has had many cultures, traditions, and peoples cross through its land and also settle within it. International students are requested to be culturally sensitive to the Islamic traditions and Muslim social protocol. A full orientation will be provided.
General Guidelines for all Participants
- Showing respect for oneself.
- Open and receptive attitude toward cross cultural communication.
- Willingness to ask questions whenever necessary.
- Conservative attire is recommended.
- Wearing shirts at all times.
- For women - Long skirts or pants (Shorts considered offensive).
- For men - Shorts are acceptable (but must be at least to the knee).
- Sobriety at all times during the PDC course.
- Respect for elders, religious traditions and practice, and community leaders.
- Not photographing locals without permission, especially not local women and children.
- Respecting Muslim gender relation etiquette.
- Not touching or shaking hands of Muslim adults of the opposite gender without permission.
Not displaying overly intimate affection in public with wife/husband or partner.