From our resources, we grow, and enriched we become!
We concluded the year 2019 with a great workshop in agroecology with the expert in Agroecology, Mr. Saad Dagher. This workshop was decided upon unanimously by the Women Funds at Dalia: Tulkarem, Salfit, Jericho and Ramallah.
The workshop which was held at Dalia’s headquarters, and lasted for three days, introduced the concept of agroecology and its importance, globally and locally, in achieving social justice for farmers and consumers alike, producing healthy and natural food, preserving natural resources like water, soil, and heirloom seeds, as well as supporting biodiversity, in addition to the high and varied productivity of food in small spaces.
The workshop also included theoretical and practical training on some farming techniques in agroecology, including making raised beds, compost, and bug hotels.*
As part of Dalia’s philosophy of achieving holistic development, not only do we provide training in related topics, but we also adopt those values as we implement our programs. For example, in this workshop, we made sure that catering is provided by local associations and cooperatives. We thank the Birzeit Women Charitable Society, ‘In’ash Al Usra, and Barabara Women Association from Aboud. Additionally, during the 3-day workshop, we did not produce any plastic waste for environmental and health considerations.
At Dalia, we are happy to create a cooperative and welcoming environment, and we thank all the participants for their cooperation and enrichment of the training. We want to thank those who brought delicacies from the bounties of their villages and towns, and for those who shared their knowledge in green detergents recipes, and to those who brought heirloom seeds to grow at Dalia’s community garden. We thank you for your love and giving. We also thank Mr. Saad Dagher for the important workshop, valuable information, and the interesting and interactive training method.
*Some of the photos demonstrate the process of making a small raised bed of 1.5 meters in length, and 80cm in width. We have planted the following:
• 20 lettuce seedlings
• 10 celery seedlings
• 70-80 onions
• 10 cauliflower seedlings
• Aromatic plants: Thyme 2