The Story of Al Baydha: A Regenerative Agriculture in the Saudi Desert.

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  1. S-H

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    I accidentally stumbled upon this documentary about making a desert green again. Found it very interesting. So am sharing it with everyone here.

     
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    Will watch tomorrow,, I am bushed ! But got my cast off today ! One bone doing well,,other not so good !
     
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    Yup good stuff. Reminds me of Andalusia in south of Spain. Mountains terraced off and lots more water retention.
     
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    that was a most amazing video. I sure hope they can turn more of the desserts can be turned around to be productive. amazing.
     
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    My own environment is not much different from this. Same merciless hot weather with hardly any rain, sand also blowing, powerful coastal winds which keep kicking up everything.

    So some of these techniques could also be tried in my area too. We already have mangroves here.
     
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    I cannot imagine living in these conditions. I cannot tell you how much I hate wind.
     
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    Actually it's the ocean which makes my area livable. As sea breeze keeps the temperatures within manageable levels. Otherwise, yes, we would all get roasted alive I swear.

    Strong winds also gives the advantage of utilizing free energy from windmills.

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    And since the sun is always shining here, this place is also perfect for solar energy stations too.

    I myself now don't pay anything when it comes to the electricity bill - These are my solar panels on the roof of f my house.

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    My solar panels actually get over twice as much exposure to sunlight, in comparison to what solar panels get in North America and Europe.



    Only problem was, how to make the desert green...
     
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