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Martin Miljkovic
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Hi,
I saw the documentary about Jordan and how they are starting some projects on their desert.
It was called "green gold" as I recall.
I've searched the internet but I couldn't find any more information on it. They had started it some 5-6 years ago. Anybody has any info on how is it going?
 
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Martin - I think this is the video you're referring to.

 
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I did a quick internet search and found this on the Loess Plateau restoration project.

I was really excited to see the 96.1 Teragrams of carbon sequestered. I think most of my projects are only in the kilograms of carbon sequestered (so far...).

Here is the link to the scientific article:
http://www.nature.com/srep/2013/131003/srep02846/full/srep02846.html

Article has maps of where to look if you wanted to do a satellite check.
 
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Yes that is the movie.
The peak of it when they interview Chinese peasant that says something like
"we are thinking of the future generations and that is why we must continue keeping the goats on those fields daily"
"what government is doing is against the people"
Also, their goats had the food brought to them by the government. Priceless...
 
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"Chinese government has committed a spending over $US 40 billion on the GTGP program by 20503, and over the past decade approximately $US 28.8 billion has already been invested"
That is an epic project of our time. Future generations will speak of it as they speak now of the (for example) Suez canal and


OMG I just went to the wiki to find the name of the canal dividing 2 american continents and I found that the Chinese had built
the largest canal in the world. Naturally I had no idea that it exists...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Canal_(China)
So ok I will compare the great project of China with another great project from China...
kinda like Black Adder blue eyes
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6fluCc8b2A
 
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Brett - I'm actually planning on interning at the "Greening the Desert" site in Oct/Nov of this year. I've paid my deposit so I just have to make sure I remain healthy enough to travel - and save enough money to get there!

Due to my vision and other health limitations, I've worked out a deal with Geoff whereby I'll be documenting this project and hopefully some of the other projects that have been spawned because of it. You can see this internship here.

I CAN'T WAIT!!

Maybe you'll join us. The only pre-requisite is that you need a PDC in order to participate in the internship.

 
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Incredible

I am so tired that I kept reading this line
"Not photographing locals without permission, with cautionary emphasis on photographing local women and children"
as do not photograph women and chickens...
lol read it 3 times that way ...
 
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Martin Miljkovic wrote:... do not photograph women and chickens...


Too funny - now I'm going to REMEMBER IT that way!
 
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Jennifer Wadsworth wrote:Brett - I'm actually planning on interning at the "Greening the Desert" site in Oct/Nov of this year.



(speechless)

Jennifer Wadsworth wrote:
The only pre-requisite is that you need a PDC in order to participate in the internship.



(looks down, kicks a little stone, acts embarrassed) Umm, I have yet to take a PDC course. I've read many many books on Permaculture, volunteer at a local farm with a permaculture instructor, and I'm nuts about all things permaculture. Yet, I have no PDC under my belt.
 
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Brett Andrzejewski wrote: (looks down, kicks a little stone, acts embarrassed) Umm, I have yet to take a PDC course. I've read many many books on Permaculture, volunteer at a local farm with a permaculture instructor, and I'm nuts about all things permaculture. Yet, I have no PDC under my belt.


...and they hold a PDC the two weeks before the internship starts, right on site! Just putting that out there...how amazing would that be!

And I get that one can learn a whole lot about permaculture by getting your hands dirty! Or there's always Geoff's online PDC which is upcoming...

OR - you could query PRI (permaculture research institute) to see if your knowledge and skills would be accepted...

...now leave that poor little stone alone
 
I agree. Here's the link: https://richsoil.com/wood-heat.jsp
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