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Hands-on learning of new and traditional skills for children and adults
GREY WATER REUSE FACILITY
With greywater recycling, it is possible to reduce the amounts of fresh water consumption as well as wastewater production, in addition to reducing the water bills. If greywater is regarded as an additional water source, an increased supply for irrigation water can be ensured which will in turn lead to an increase in agricultural productivity. The Auja Center gives workshops on grey water reuse, including instructions on how to build a home system.
In the 1930s, a Japanese ecologist called Masanobu Fukuoka developed ‘seed balls’: round pellets of seed, compost, clay, and water that are formed by hand, dried in the sun, and hurled into the landscape. Making and throwing seed balls is great fun (not just for kids!), and one of the best ways to create gardens of wild flowers and herbs, especially in hard-to-reach places.
People have been building with mud brick around Auja for more than 10,000 years. Even today, millions of the people around the world live in homes made from earth. This workshop teaches the traditional Jordan Valley technique of making and building with bricks made from mud straw, and water. It is dirty and fun!
The ladies from the Auja Women’s Cooperative join us for a hands-on workshop in traditional handicrafts – Palestinian embroidery, jewelry making, and weaving baskets from banana leaves. This is a great way to meet and talk with women from Auja, to support the cooperative, and to learn a new craft.
Learn how to make traditional Palestinian food with women from Auja. We use seasonal and local ingredients, many of them from our gardens, and focus on the kind of dishes that are made by families at home.