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Do you know a permaculture instructor to teach in the West Bank?

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  • Liz Turner
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    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 26, 2008
      > Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:21 am (PDT)
      > Starhawk detained at Tel Aviv airport - replacement
      > Permaculture course leader urgently required
      > PH.NO (CELL) : 00972599967420,/ 00972525169189 EMAIL
      > ADDRESS :green_thumb_06@...
      > SKYPE ADDRESS: crazypalestinian
      > Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 00:17:26 -0700
      > From: rattlesnakeraul@...
      > Subject: urgent call for permaculture instructor to teach in the west
      > bank
      > Dear all,
      > Just two days ago, internationally acclaimed author, activist and
      > permaculturist Starhawk was detained at the airport in Tel Aviv and
      > deported--leaving the Marda Permaculture Farm in the West Bank of
      > Palestine--where she was to teach a workshop in two weeks--without an
      > instructor. She was profiled on a list due to her previous involvement
      > with human rights work in Palestine
      > This past week has been deeply challenging for the Marda Permaculture
      > Farm--a young project in the heart of the West Bank with a dream to
      > promote self-sufficiency, dignity, and on-the-ground solutions for the
      > people of Palestine. The people in rural Palestine face massive
      > unemployment, alarming rises in cost of fuel and food, and dwindling water
      > and land which are diverted for Israeli settlements.
      > A team of dedicated volunteers from Palestine, Israel, the U.S. and the UK
      > has spent the last several months joyfully planning the Farm's first
      > intensive Permaculture Fundamentals workshop which would have brought as
      > many as 50 farmers, NGO professionals, scientists and agricultural
      > engineers from across Palestine as well as international permaculture
      > students from New York, Oregon, Jordan and multiple other countries to
      > attend.
      > It's just two weeks before the workshop was scheduled to begin, and with
      > Starhawks deportation, we are urgently seeking a skillful, experienced
      > instructor to replace her.
      > Please put the word out to your networks, this is a tremendous
      > opportunity--the instructor will have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to
      > provide vital instruction to people in a region where permaculture
      > knowledge is desperately needed. Permaculturist and Ecovillage expert Jan
      > Martin Bang and Marda Farm Founder Murad Alkhufash will both co-teach some
      > of the workshop with you.
      > Starhawk has found someone to donate their frequent flyer miles so the
      > instructor should be able to fly for free.
      > Donations would be gratefully accepted to help cover costs for the
      > instructors pay--Star was asking no pay, so that the workshop and meals
      > could be offered for free for local people.
      > The workshop is scheduled for March 28-April 4. Please contact Tami Brunk
      > if you are interested in teaching, and have substantial experience both
      > practicing and teaching permaculture. Ideally, you will have had
      > experience working in the Middle East--but this is not necessary.
      > Thanks so much for your support,
      > Tami Brunk
      > International Coordinator
      > Marda Permaculture Farm
      > tamibrunk@...
      > (505) 243-3080
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