Do you know a permaculture instructor to teach in the West Bank?
> Wed Mar 19, 2008 10:21 am (PDT)[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> Starhawk detained at Tel Aviv airport - replacement
> Permaculture course leader urgently required
> MURAD AL KHUFFASH, DIRECTOR / MARDA PERMACULTURE FARM
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> Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2008 00:17:26 -0700
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> Subject: urgent call for permaculture instructor to teach in the west
> 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
> 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
> (505) 243-3080
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