Tom Kendall at "The greening of the desert the sequel" site.

PRI Jordan

PRI Jordan

It is awesome to be onsite in Jordan at “The greening of the Desert, The Sequel”.

Tom Kendall at "The greening of the desert the sequel" site.
The awesome site “Greening the Desert The Sequel”.

I am facilitating a Permaculture Design Certificate course over the next two weeks . We have eleven students that have come from or have lived in more than  20 countries which is amazing and of course having a big multicultural vibe.

We have just finished day 2 . Yesterday at the end of the day we put together an 18 day hot compost which we will be able to monitor as we go through the course.

Tom Kendall shows how to make an 18 day hot compost at the PRI Jordan site in Jordan.
Making the 18 day hot compost.

We are working our way through the first three chapters of the Bill Mollison  book “Permaculture A Designers Manual”. The students are being very receptive and reactive as we broach the subjects.

It is very interesting to be on the site and experiencing a very arid climate. Mind you it has been raining daily since I have been here. I am always intrigued with different cultures and having the students being so multicultural as well as the Jordanian people there is so much to see. The local people living nearby display an amazing contrast as there are quite new houses built within grazier  compounds.

Tom Kendall views the culture of Jordan during his visit.
Housing and grazier compounds intermingled.

I of course am drawn to the animal system function however building construction methods is another of my passions.

Tom Kendall observes sheep in Jordan.
Sheep in their open compound.

My access to internet is a bit sporadic so hopefully first you receive this post and I get to send more soon.

cheers Tom

©2016 Tom Kendall;, incorporating Permaculture Research Institute Sunshine Coast, simplicity, permaculture, self reliance and homesteading,   PDC course Jordan.



  1. Sounds an interactive course. Interesting for me to see the photos of Jordan 🙂

  2. Is tjhere an article or blog post anywhere that details the story – from the beginning, through what is there now? Would be much appreciated.

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