Tribal Networks News

June 24, 2010

Permaculture and Traditional Land Use in Morocco 2010

Filed under: Morocco — Direct Sponsor @ 9:43 am

Editor’s Note: Elspeth Brock makes a great post-course update on the Tribal Networks Morocco project experience.

Wheat, almonds and wild flowers

I felt in some way instantly at home in Morocco. Ait Attab in the high Atlas has a similar climate to inland south-eastern Australia, orange-purple soil, masses of erosion, the hot burning sun, and a wide blue sky. Running wild are the ancestors of many plants familiar from English cottage gardens – poppies, gladioli, margarite daisies. We were treated to wonderful hospitality, beautiful gnarled olive trees, orange flat-roofed houses, home made bread – called bat-boot for the sound it makes when being made – and donkeys braying (well maybe not all so much like home).

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