SOILS Permaculture Association Lebanon
is a facilitator for the teaching, training and sharing of skills and resources related to sustainable and environment-friendly practices.
SOILS is dedicated to applying Permaculture ethics and principles in design systems that work with nature – not against it – to provide food, energy and shelter in both rural and urban communities.
SOILS aim to cultivate a national network of growers, builders, makers and artists in Lebanon that care about nature-friendly and responsible practices, in view of collaborating with similar associations in the region and beyond.
Zaher and SOILS collaborated on the learning garden in Bar Elias.
Learn more about SOILS here.
FOOD HERITAGE FOUNDATION
is a Lebanese non-profit organization. FHF believes that local food heritage is a potent tool for economic development. It aims to increase consumers’ awareness and demand for healthy home-cooked local cuisine and produce by establishing permanent linkages between urban and rural communities through which small farmers and producers can inform about their culinary and agricultural traditions and directly sell their products.
The foundation works closely with the Environment and Sustainable Development Unit at the American University of Beirut.
At the Foundation, we believe that by preserving our ancestor’s culinary treasures, we ensure a legacy for future generations.
Learn more about FHF here.
Buzurna Juzurna has since 2016 struggled for the preservation and diffusion of heirloom seeds and farming knowledge on organic agriculture in Middle-East and particularly in Lebanon. It strengths project of ecological farming in refugee camps in Beqaa and in social centers in Beirut suburb and south Lebanon.
The organization and its team is managing the seed- pedagogical garden of Taanayel (Deir Taanayel) with its seed-house and founded in May 2017 its own school-farm in Saadnayel Beqaa. On its 2 hectares it grows vegetables, trees and aromatic plants, as well as sheeps and goats, in order to experiment agro-ecological farming practices in the specific climate of middle east, as well as produces seeds, seedlings, vegetables, processed-food and natural preparation for organic agriculture (bio- pesticides, bio-stimulants, fertilizers, etc). The farming school activities are implemented since July 2017 with vocacional trainings and introductions for adults to organic farming knowledges.
Learn more about Buzurna Juzurna here.
JIBAL is a Lebanese not-for-profit association that champions environmental and social justice principles. We envision a society centered on principles of reciprocity, recognition, and equitable redistribution.
Learn more about Jibal here.