Reemergence of Earth Construction

Changing the way we think about mud You can make adobe bricks, use it as a plaster, ram it, or dig into it. For centuries, all around the world, people have been building structures with earth. It is estimated today that about half of the world’s population, on six continents, either lives in or works […]

Auja Environment Center: A Spring of Youth and Environmental Innovation

This blog post was submitted by Jesse Baltutis, Intern at FoEME-Bethlehem Auja Environment Center, Jordan Valley, May 12, 2011 The promise of sweltering temperatures and an unrelenting sun did not materialize, but the promise of laughter, fun and smiles on the faces of Palestinian youth abounded. With almost 200 children from a variety of schools […]

‘Food Grows Where Water Flows’

This blog post was submitted by Chelsea McDaniel, intern at the FoEME – Bethlehem office Permaculture On May 4th, about 15 people including local farmers, community members, a university student and FoEME staff, gathered in the Auja Center for Environmental Education and Ecotourism Development, located north of Jericho. We were all there to learn about […]

Wadi Qelt Jericho, a source of life

This blog post was contributed by Arnoud Keizer, Dutch water engineer and traveler, who visited FoEME’s Neighbors Path in Jericho on his trip to Israel and Palestine.     At the 22nd of February Iyad Njoum invited us, 5 water managers and 1 anthropologist from Holland, to visit the city and surrounding fields of Jericho, which is meant to be […]

Towards A ‘Wetter’ Solution: FoEME Hosts Palestinian Conference on Water Rights

This post was written by Jesse Baltutis, intern at the FoEME’s Bethlehem office. On March 2nd, 2011, WEDO/FoEME hosted a national symposium entitled The First Palestinian Symposium on Water Rights and Access to the Jordan River and Development Needs in the Jordan Valley. This important event brought together participants from academia, government ministries and department, […]