Today we want to write a bit about greening projects for refugees.
Why so many refugee camps have no or so less greenhouses, gardens and parks?
For some time we think about to help the poor with our greening or gardening projects, for countries (landscape greening) or cities (urban greening). Together it’s really easy to build up little greenhouses, community gardens and use permaculture or gardening techniques fit good with the regional conditions and environment, also without big irrigation. There are great greenhouse projects like Roots Up using water supply by air.
The refugee camps also could use cheap and portable (pop up) greenhouses, just for the case that camps will be closed and destroyed. How you can see we always thinking sustainable, economically and social. Greening Deserts camps are a good example for refugee camps – greening camps for refugees.
Join the official Facebook Group for Greening Deserts, there you can discuss and exchange about sustainability, greening and other similar themes. Show some support, invite your friends and share the project. Each good or constructive feedback is welcome!
The second package with thousands of seeds arrived and we start now to prepare the crowdfunding rewards like the seed mixes for our backers. The packs will contain seeds of desert plants and steppe or savanna plants, in addition to that we will give extra plant seeds for moderate or oceanic climate.
Breckland thyme – Thymus cerpyllum
Desert bluebells – Phacelia campanularia
Woodland sage – Salvia nemorosa
Silver birch – Betula pendula
Purple Chinese houses – Collinsia heterophylla
Goldmoss stonecrop – Sedum acre
Carpet of snow – Alyssum maritimum
White stonecrop – Sedum album
Purple tansy – Phacelia Tanacetifolia
Solid bamboo – Dendrocalamus strictus
More awesome plant seeds are on the way and we will do a second seed mix. There are around fifty important plants we will use for topsoil production, general forestation, afforestation or reforestation and hundreds of plants we want to cultivate for food, medicine, buidling materials, etc.. We will publish the most of them in future. Stay tuned for more interesting news and updates!
The Crowdfunding Campaign on Kickstarter is live! http://kck.st/2bSEhnV
Now you can support the project financially. But of course any other kinds of support like advises, recommendations or suggestions are welcome! Invite and share it with your friends, it’s all in good cause.
Great news, we got requests from some countries like Egypt, Tunisia, India, Pakistan and China for the Greening Deserts projects. We hope to get some support (land, materials, etc.) from each nation where we will start, so we could realise the first camps very fast and effective over the next years. The first desert plants and bamboo parks or little woods could stand in up to five years. If we do not get support from the governments or communities mentioned above we can lease land or start in Spain where we have a lot of good contacts and friends. You have ideas in which areas or countries the project could fit, too? Write a PM or comment below.
Big thanks to the first supporters who spend some money! The first 50 backers who spend 25 or more will get an extra surprise for their package, just a hint it has something to do with backpacks.
Back from the city tour Berlin, it was wonderful! Visited over some days many awesome locations and met a lot of lovely people. We thank you all for that great feedback and hope you share our flyers. Special thanks to Urban Spree and the wonderful art exhibition. If you need more information material feel free to contact us.https://www.facebook.com/GreeningDeserts/videos/1604815706485995/
The third flyer package for the next city tours arrived and will be shared in the next days. More promotion material or mechandise will come if more money was funded. Stay tuned for more awesome news and don’t forget to visit the event (running until November) for daily news.
There are thousands of ‘desert plants’ growing in dry plains or hilly areas. We know the most of plants for fast and efficient greening of dry areas. But to produce really good topsoil you need some special plants in combination with desert bamboo. Each region and climate zone needs a special mix. This is our project and we can realise it fast with the right (financial) support. Of course we will keep on researching and developing new possibilities and techniques. With the experience of the first camps we will achieve even better results in future. One of our goals is to use the best of the best growing (greenhouse) techniques for upcoming space projects. Show some support for our projects for afforestation, clean food and renewable energy production. Share it for a better future and help us to stop global warming. @Desert Bamboo Project @Desert Rice Cultivation
You can start Desert Greening with planting bamboo and other special
desert plants to produce topsoil and shadows for other plants around.
A new press release and good news for Greening Deserts projects, feel free to share. Thanks!
A group of farmers in Burkina Faso are battling climate change and re-greening the desert in Africa.
Support Desert Greening (topsoil production) and food cultivation projects, open your eyes.
If you can’t help with money, share it around! There are so many ways to help, don’t ignore such positive movements. @The Green Belt Movement