Arid Swales Update 20 Months After First Planting
This is another important video that shows how to restore hopeless looking desert land into productive land. This is an ongoing series about restoring degraded land that includes inspiring stories such as Greening the Desert (classic example), restoration of the Loess Plateau in China, Miracle Water Village, Water Man of India.
“After 20 months of growth, and 4 years of observing patterns in Al Baydha, Neal Spackman walks you through the swales and flood plain of the Al Baydha Project’s demonstration site.”
For more information, visit Al Baydha Project
This exciting project is in Saudi Arabia. Given the difficulty of food production in their climate, it would seem the government there would be investing in serious agricultural research like this. Before long they’ll be able to plant dates, figs, coconuts, etc. and create a forest garden like the 2,000 year food forest in Morocco. Done correctly, forest gardens need minimal long term maintenance.