Carob خروب

The ultimate goal of farming isn’t the growing of crops, but the cultivation and perfection of human beings – Masanubo Fokuoka

Food

Volunteer at Carob Farm

June 21, 2021 | Rakan

Following on last week’s instagram post post regarding volunteering at the farm, here are some more information: At this stage, this isn’t a formal volunteering program. It is rather a more casual opportunity for those willing to extend a helping hand on the farm, following in the spirit of indeginous farming communities whereas members used […]

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Food

Food waste recycling initiative

March 30, 2021 | Rakan

The idea of the food scraps recycling initiative came by as we started to pilot eggs delivery to households in Amman. We wanted to offset the greenhouse gases emitted when food is transported to nearby cities and also bring back to our farming system valuable organic material that can basically turn into compost and support […]

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Food

Permaculture Egg

| Rakan

To produce a healthy egg very little is needed in terms of structural material and machinery because chicken live in within a natural system and in reasonable numbers. Their diet is natural and comes mostly from the site itself, and they are free of hormones and antibiotics. They are humanely integrated and provided with a […]

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Food

Olive Oil

March 6, 2021 | Rakan

زيتوناتنا زرعوا في العشرينات من القرن الماضي ومن وقتها يعتنى فيهم بشكل طبيعي و طبعا بدون استخدام أي أسمدة أو مبيدات كيميائية. يضاف الكومبوست الذي ننتجه في المزرعة من مواد عضوية مرة بالسنة و نتركهم يرتووا من خير السما

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Farming

Food Security is No Big Deal!

February 24, 2021 | Rakan

Well that’s because it really isn’t. If 1 to 2 cubic meters of organic compost is enough fertility to grow food to feed 1 person for a whole year, we can easily produce enough nutritious food to feed everyone. We certainly do not lack the resources and do not need to spend a penny on […]

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Food

Aquaponics… could it be a solution?

November 4, 2020 | Rakan

We’ve been hosting an aquaponics project for the past 15 months. The idea is to have a deeper insight into such inventive systems and inspect the efficacy and quality of the solutions that they typically promise. Although I am not a fan of soil-less agriculture, but I wanted to see for myself and be able […]

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Food

Soil

November 3, 2020 | Rakan

Soil is the basis of life on Earth. Not only does it have the capacity to store carbon, nitrogen and countless beneficial minerals to grow nourishing foods, it also holds THE solution to solve Global Warming once and for all! (more on that later) A spoon of healthy soil has over 9 billion microorganism. That […]

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Food

CAROB خروب

| Rakan

In 2018 I read a book titled “The One-Straw Revolution” by Masanobu Fukuoka, an interesting Japanese farmer/philosopher. I can’t exactly recall what led me to this book but I am just glad I did as it opened my eyes to the abundant world of natural farming. One book led to another, my passion started to […]

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