The Marda Permaculture Farm is a working farm and demonstration site for permaculture principles, techniques and strategies located in Palestine.
Initiated in 2006 by permaculturist Murad Alkhufash, the Marda Permaculture Farm is a working farm and demonstration site for permaculture principles, techniques and strategies. Based in the community of Marda, the project promotes food security, health, self-reliance and Palestinian empowerment.
Through modeling the practicalities of water harvesting and conservation, energy conservation, and home-scale garden production, with readily available and locally-appropriate materials, Marda Permaculture Farm is one of the few innovative production farms of its kind in the West Bank and the Middle East.
The Marda Permaculture Farm has developed into a thriving model of permaculture design principles. It models core permaculture techniques and principles including all organic methods, use of plant guilds and food forests, composting, greenhouse, swales to retain water and build soil, integration of orchards with fruit and nut trees, vineyards, chickens, pigeons, bees, and composting.
Help working on our permaculture farm, physical work gardening, some small construction, some animal care.
Help is also required with fundraising, writing in english for reports, media etc, updating social media and website, coordinating courses at Marda.
Accommodation in modern house (located next door to the farm owner) with cooking facilities and showers, internet etc etc. Some meals will be provided by the family, others self-catered. Short walk down to farm.
We can also provide tours of the village and for additional cost organise tours to local heritage and cultural site around Palestine.
135/NIS per day. Discounts for longer stays. Includes accommodation in house, meals, snacks etc.
50 NIS for tour of farm only.
Our farm director regularly needs assistance with applying for grants and fundraising opportunities in English. At times support is also needed to coordinate Permaculture Design Courses run at the farm, communicating with participants and teachers. Assistance with maintaining our website and social media and posting interesting stories etc is always welcome too.
Please don't hesitate to contact us. We welcome volunteers and it is a very unique way to explore Palestine while learning more about permaculture and development.