Hi there, i really enjoy the info i can find here on permies, and when i stumbled over the wwoofer website and started searching on the net for more info again i landed here, so i will make my first try right here. We just rented on a long term basis one hectar (10000m2) in the palm grove near Zagora, open google maps and copy-paste the line beneath and you are there:
Zaouia De Sidi Elmokhtar Ben Ali, Souss-Massa-Draa, Maroc
We will be back in germany by the end of next week and start preparing all material and info needed to come back to zagora by the end of october. so in case anybody wants to give us a hand with info, help of any kind, and if i would be only some seeds we d appreciate very much. wwoofers or interns can stay with us for as long as they want, we have 6 spare rooms as the site is an ancient camping space.
In the beginning i ll have to renew shower and toilets as they are in a catastrophic state, so please whoever is interested to spend some weeks or months in the sahara remember that until spring 2013 it will be VERY spartanic to say the least. And most of the heavy work has to be done in the first months too.
There will be locals who ll work there but still, each hand will help and spreading the knowledge how to grow fruits and veggies organic, high quality and with less water will help to stop the constant growth of the use of chemicals in morocco and help people to become less dependant on imports and the state.
I experimented already with agnihotra, orga urkult and several other ways to increase growth and quality of plants and want to do that in a bigger scale down there, so the local farmers can see and learn from the project by watching and touching and through not some shallow presentations they wouldn t visit anyway.
Back home i ll make a small webpage with lots of pictures and details so please give me until mid april to set that up, thanks.
We lived in morocco already several years as i scouted there for german companies and my wife is actually a real tamazight berber, so we do have the chance to open quite some doors where others don t even see them. languages spoken are german, french, english, arabic, tamazight, spanish and italian.
Whatever kind of info you d like to have or give, just send a message and we ll see how we can help each other, thanks a lot,
my best wishes from a sunny rabat
hey, i am writing you from a small farm near berlin, i am doin the free education to be a biological gardener..this is my second year and next year i want wo go to marocco to learn how to handle that clima to produce some plants, fruits and herbals and i was searching for contacts in the internet and f i found your text over here. that sound great i am relly interessted into your project
i will vivit maroc in november until january to make some contacts ans for searching a farm, but if you need help i can imagine to stay in zagaro, i was there last year for some days)
i am a very easygoing person, i am living in a caravan ( bauwagen) without electicity and water, so it will be not a problem for me to life " wild".
maybe we stay in conact, maybe you have a phonenB? i am not good and not bad in speaking french, my motherlanguage is german.
hope to hear from you soon, stefanie firstname.lastname@example.org
I am a recent graduate of Saint Anselm College in Manchester, NH. I have always loved gardening , and my family tries to use organic produce, meats, etc. and I have become very interest, in doing more. I don't not really have a great deal of experience with permacullture farming, but have done a great deal of research and I would love to learn more.