Make Rojava Green Again! Pictures gallery – April 2018

Spring arrived to Rojava, and our works for make Rojava green again are blossoming. We are learning with every step we do, working in a collective way for make more sustainable our life around the international academy and to develop social ecology.

We made a visit to the ‘Roj’ greenhouse, were we had been working and learning a lot of things, and they gave us some trees we had been planting. Among other trees, we have now some olive trees, apricots, walnuts… We are working in a water system that don’t take a lot of time but allows us to water all of them in an easy way, because the sun starts to get really hot and it takes a lot of time to water all of them one by one.

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The shoots we had been planting are growing good. Most of the shoots we planted in February are now green, and we uncovered our green house because it was to hot. We are also planting new oak that arrive from the Crete Island in Greece, and we will be able to compare their adaptation here with the ones we have from Kurdistan.Also the lemons and oranges we planted are starting to grow.

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After our first vegetables gardens good results, we decided to extent our gardens. We had been planting several seed that friend brought, from Rojava but also from Greece and Catalonia. We are planting a bit of everything, for learning how the different plants can grow here. Until now, we planted beens, cabbage, onions, garlic, zucchini, chili, eggplants, corn, tomatoes, melons, watermelons… and is very nice to see all the plants growing in the fields we had been working all this days!

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We also had been working on a nice space for enjoy the tea breaks we do while we are working. We were planting flowers and making nice benches, but with the begging of the hot that came with April, we saw the need of have a nice roof for cover ourselves from the sun. We had been working almost all the month but finally we finish it, and we are really happy to see the final result:

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1 thought on “Make Rojava Green Again! Pictures gallery – April 2018”

  1. Hevals, this looks beautiful. Well done! 🙂

    I noticed you have sweetcorn seeds. To keep your sweetcorn plants healthy long-term, you need to collect seeds from 100-200 different plants, or after a few generations they’ll get diseased and weak from inbreeding. Sweetcorn is an extremely fussy crop that way – it needs a lot of genetic diversity to thrive. With a lot of other vegetables you can keep the plants healthy even if you only collect from a dozen or so plants, but not sweetcorn.

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