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Water Wise Women of Jordan

Posted on Monday, September 13th, 2010 at 12:45 pm by Brad Lancaster

by Brad Lancaster, www.HarvestingRainwater.com, © 2010

Number 5 in a series of Drops in a Bucket blog posts on Brad Lancaster’s and David Eisenberg’s U.S. State Department-sponsored adventures and gleanings in the Middle East Northern Jordan, April 2009

Jordan Valley, Jordan, 2009

My guides Mohammed Ayesh of NCARE and Iqbal of JOHUD took me to an oasis.

The village we were in was strewn with garbage, and the soil was bare and severely eroded. Houses were made from concrete brick and whatever materials could be scavenged. Then we saw the oasis: an island of green bursting from the yard’s pallet fence.

A living oasis of green amidst bare soil
Learn about Basma, the creator and caretaker of this oasis, and the story of how it came to be here, on my home blog, Drops in a Bucket.

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