When Australian permaculturalist Rosemary Morrow was sharing with the Afghan Peace Volunteers her permaculture knowledge and skills this past winter, a simple soil analysis in the Borderfree Nonviolence Centre’s garden revealed that the soil was “exhausted”, weak from years of war and destruction.
So, the Afghan Peace Volunteers have applied their permaculture skills in this very garden, mulching and planting to “repair”the soil. They have also planted tomatoes and potatoes, as food for survival in a war zone. On June 18th, in solidarity with Global Earth Exchange, some Afghan Peace Volunteers worked in the Centre’s garden, watering the vegetables and removing the weeds. We want the land and soil of Afghanistan to heal!