Reflections of a Nonviolent Activist - Incorporating Permaculture Techniques

From: Frank C.
Sent on: Thursday, November 4, 2010 12:53 PM
This presentation is of interest to permaculturists. Read below for examples of how this activist is using permaculture and other natural technique in their nonviolent resistance. ~Frank

Reflections of a Palestinian Nonviolent Activist - Friday Nov 5 - 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

The Tent of Nations, founded by the Nasser family in 2000, is located on their 100-acre family farm near Bethlehem in the West Bank. Though surrounded by Israeli settlements and hindered by the Israeli government, they have chosen to be resourceful rather than confrontational. The Tent of Nations has focused on horticulture and renewable energy to develop a self-sustaining community and become a place of learning and connection.

They have creatively resisted by using many techniques in line with permaculture thinking - Israel denied their permit to bring electric lines to their farm, so they hosted a team of German Engineers who helped install solar panels, Israel denied building permits, so they renovated several of the old caves that people used to live in to make dwellings. They have a composting toilet and host people from around the world to share their skills and knowledge by working on the farm. And it's all seamlessly integrated with their work for hope and peace.

This event is free and open to the public and is being held at the University United Methodist Church, 1085 East Genesee Street, Syracuse For more information visit

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