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  • First Artisanal Workshop Field Trip | Royal Botanic Garden
    Jordan Mushroom Project Jordan Plant Red List Research Library Library Donors Publications BOT ERA Project Community Development Investing in People Artisanal Workshop First Field Trip Sewing Trainees Graduate CIDA Funds the IGP Visiting an Art College Beekeeping Dairy Production Sustainable Living What is Sustainable Living Natural Materials Eco Building Ecodomes at the RBG Solar Cooking Composting Bioindicators Your Carbon Footprint Carbon Footprint Calculator SIDIG MED Project Events RBG Events Support us How You Can Help Donate You are here Home Community Development Artisanal Workshop First Artisanal Workshop Field Trip December 12 2011 The RBG s Income Generating team yesterday conducted a field trip to the Iraq Al Amir Women s Association south of Amman for women from Tal Al Rumman who are participating in the RBG s Two and a Half Mountains Artisanal Workshop The aim of the trip was to enhance the networking and leadership capacities of selected women and expose them to the workings of a cooperative initiative similar to the one being planned for Tal Al Rumman The 16 participants all expressed a keen interest and said they are now motivated to attend training that will enable them to make income generating products locally The trip created a sense of teamwork and camaraderie among the women of Tal Al Rumman making them keen to work on handicrafts projects together The women toured all the facilities of the Iraq Al Amir Association from the production kitchen and to the bed and breakfast facility They were particularly interested in the natural paper workshop pottery workshop fabric production workshop computer lab and showroom After touring the Society the Director of Operations Ms Khawla had lunch with the Tal Al Rumman women beside Qasr Al Abd the ruins of a large castle dating back to approximately 200 BC The current activities

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  • Graduattion from the RBG's 1st Sewing Course | Royal Botanic Garden
    Type Specimens Acquisition Policies How to Collect Plants Medicinal Plants Mushrooms Jordan Mushroom Project Jordan Plant Red List Research Library Library Donors Publications BOT ERA Project Community Development Investing in People Artisanal Workshop First Field Trip Sewing Trainees Graduate CIDA Funds the IGP Visiting an Art College Beekeeping Dairy Production Sustainable Living What is Sustainable Living Natural Materials Eco Building Ecodomes at the RBG Solar Cooking Composting Bioindicators Your Carbon Footprint Carbon Footprint Calculator SIDIG MED Project Events RBG Events Support us How You Can Help Donate You are here Home Community Development Artisanal Workshop Graduattion from the RBG s 1st Sewing Course Tal Al Rumman Women Graduate from the RBG s 1st Sewing Course All 14 women from the community of Tal Al Rumman who registered for the first 4 month sewing course organized by the Artisanal Workshop of the Royal Botanic Garden have successfully completed their training A graduation ceremony took place at the RBG on Wednesday August 10 2011 under the Patronage of HRH Princess Basma bint Ali Yasmine Pharaon Coordinator of the RBG s Income Generating Programme thanked the women for participating and congratulated them on their achievement Princess Basma presented each graduate with a certificate from the Royal Botanic Garden along with a certificate from the Mubis Women s Society issued by the Ministry of Social Development Princess Basma also gave gifts to the women and emphasized that this training workshop is the beginning of a fruitful long term relationship between the women of Tal Al Rumman and the RBG Prior to the graduation representatives from Jordan s Vocational Training Center and the Ministry of Social Development evaluated the work of the women in a two hour examination The Royal Botanic Garden intends to offer additional sewing workshops during the year and plans to hire

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  • CIDA Supports the Income Generating Programme | Royal Botanic Garden
    2nd Forest Awareness Workshop The National Herbarium What is a Herbarium Our Herbarium Collection Type Specimens Acquisition Policies How to Collect Plants Medicinal Plants Mushrooms Jordan Mushroom Project Jordan Plant Red List Research Library Library Donors Publications BOT ERA Project Community Development Investing in People Artisanal Workshop First Field Trip Sewing Trainees Graduate CIDA Funds the IGP Visiting an Art College Beekeeping Dairy Production Sustainable Living What is Sustainable Living Natural Materials Eco Building Ecodomes at the RBG Solar Cooking Composting Bioindicators Your Carbon Footprint Carbon Footprint Calculator SIDIG MED Project Events RBG Events Support us How You Can Help Donate You are here Home Community Development Artisanal Workshop CIDA Supports the Income Generating Programme The RBG s Income Generating Programme IGP recently received funding from the Canadian International Development Agency CIDA On November 15 2011 RBG Executive Director Tariq Abutaleb signed an agreement with CIDA s Gender and Social Fund GSF The agreement provides the Royal Botanic Garden with 20 000 JDs to help develop the Two and a Half Mountains Artisanal Workshop Hala Gosheh director of the Canadian fund in Jordan and the RGB s former IGP Coordinator Yasmine Pharaon attended the signing ceremony The 8 month project will increase the capacity of the Artisanal Workshop develop a custom business model and create a sustainable economic and artistic partnership between the RBG and women in the local community of Tell Ar Rumman In the coming months the IGP will train local women in textile based artisanal skills fine tune the design and production process and work with business development experts to streamline operations and develop an effective cash flow management system The project will also include collaboration with branding specialists in order to design a visual identity for RBG products and position them in the national market Earlier

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  • Artisanal Workshop Visits Traditional Art College | Royal Botanic Garden
    Collect Plants Medicinal Plants Mushrooms Jordan Mushroom Project Jordan Plant Red List Research Library Library Donors Publications BOT ERA Project Community Development Investing in People Artisanal Workshop First Field Trip Sewing Trainees Graduate CIDA Funds the IGP Visiting an Art College Beekeeping Dairy Production Sustainable Living What is Sustainable Living Natural Materials Eco Building Ecodomes at the RBG Solar Cooking Composting Bioindicators Your Carbon Footprint Carbon Footprint Calculator SIDIG MED Project Events RBG Events Support us How You Can Help Donate You are here Home Community Development Artisanal Workshop Artisanal Workshop Visits Traditional Art College Artisanal Workshop First Field Trip Sewing Trainees Graduate CIDA Grants Funding Nineteen women from Tal Al Rumman recently visited the College of Islamic Art and Architecture in Amman as part of their Artisanal Workshop training under the Income Generating Programme of the Royal Botanic Garden Accompanied by RBG project coordinator Ayat Asa ad and trainer Jasmine Melvin Koushki the women learned about traditional designs observed some of the College s students at work and were inspired by the beautiful calligraphy and art they saw Hana Hijaz a professor at the College gave a masterful introduction to Islamic art concepts and looked at some of the artwork already produced by the women The group toured all parts of the College and were particularly interested in the woodwork copper pieces paintings and calligraphy See more photos below The women then headed to Jabal Amman for lunch at Beit Shocair where they discovered the history of the house with Mr Shocair and saw how it is today used as a culture center and art gallery The 19 women are part way through a second RBG training course that is helping them develop their artistic skills and begin producing handicrafts inspired by nature In this course sponsored by the

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  • Beekeeping | Royal Botanic Garden
    Collection Type Specimens Acquisition Policies How to Collect Plants Medicinal Plants Mushrooms Jordan Mushroom Project Jordan Plant Red List Research Library Library Donors Publications BOT ERA Project Community Development Investing in People Artisanal Workshop First Field Trip Sewing Trainees Graduate CIDA Funds the IGP Visiting an Art College Beekeeping Dairy Production Sustainable Living What is Sustainable Living Natural Materials Eco Building Ecodomes at the RBG Solar Cooking Composting Bioindicators Your Carbon Footprint Carbon Footprint Calculator SIDIG MED Project Events RBG Events Support us How You Can Help Donate You are here Home Community Development Beekeeping Coordinator Yasmine Pharaon The Royal Botanic Garden plans to establish a training course for new beekeepers in Tal Al Rumman as well as other parts of Jordan We plan to initiate micro projects for the sale of honey and and products made of beeswax Ten beehives have been set up in the Garden so far to bring balance to the Garden as well as form the basis of the future beekeeping and honey production component of our Income Generating Programme The RBG s beekeeping operations are being conducted in collaboration with Dr Nizar Haddad and his Bee Research Unit Before bees were introduced to the

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  • Dairy Production | Royal Botanic Garden
    National Herbarium What is a Herbarium Our Herbarium Collection Type Specimens Acquisition Policies How to Collect Plants Medicinal Plants Mushrooms Jordan Mushroom Project Jordan Plant Red List Research Library Library Donors Publications BOT ERA Project Community Development Investing in People Artisanal Workshop First Field Trip Sewing Trainees Graduate CIDA Funds the IGP Visiting an Art College Beekeeping Dairy Production Sustainable Living What is Sustainable Living Natural Materials Eco Building Ecodomes at the RBG Solar Cooking Composting Bioindicators Your Carbon Footprint Carbon Footprint Calculator SIDIG MED Project Events RBG Events Support us How You Can Help Donate You are here Home Community Development Dairy Production Coordinator Khalid al Khalidi The RBG s Dairy Production programme began in 2011 as a pilot project involving the family of Umm Mowafaq in Tal Al Rumman The aim of the Dairy Production programme is to diversify the income of sheep herding families The first focus of the programme is the production of sundried jameed a dehydrated yogurt that is hardened into small balls and then reconstituted to cook mansaf the national dish of Jordan We established production procedures this year and experimented with a customized drying box that makes the jameed dry faster and keeps

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  • What is Sustainable Living? | Royal Botanic Garden
    eating locally grown fresh produce instead of canned or frozen imports buying fewer consumer items choosing natural materials instead of concrete and plastic putting your vegetable scraps in a composter And bigger things like switching to solar energy keeping cool with tree shade and awnings instead of air conditioners and investing in a hybrid car if you even need one The idea is to live in harmony with the Earth in natural beauty and balance respectful of our symbiotic relationship with the cycles of nature For the Royal Botanic Garden sustainable living is a fundamental concept and present in every decision and design choice we make We are using natural materials in our buildings as much as possible And the food in our restaurant and café will be made only from in season locally grown produce We believe it is important for all of us to reduce our carbon footprint by using renewable energy recycling and re using wherever possible and making changes in our methods of transportation building energy consumption and diet Recycle Reuse and Reduce is what they say The RBG adds one more R for Respect Respect the Earth Did you know that the word Earth ard appears 485 times in the Holy Qur an Mankind has been given the use of the Earth as a sacred trust We have a responsibility to use it wisely To save the planet and ourselves we need to become more aware of our actions and their consequences on the Earth We need to adopt as many sustainable solutions as possible in our daily lives History of Sustainable Living Rachel Carson in the video below gives an eloquent definition of sustainable living One of the earliest books that specifically addressed the issue of sustainable living was Walden Or Life in the

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  • Natural Materials Programme | Royal Botanic Garden
    People Artisanal Workshop First Field Trip Sewing Trainees Graduate CIDA Funds the IGP Visiting an Art College Beekeeping Dairy Production Sustainable Living What is Sustainable Living Natural Materials Eco Building Ecodomes at the RBG Solar Cooking Composting Bioindicators Your Carbon Footprint Carbon Footprint Calculator SIDIG MED Project Events RBG Events Support us How You Can Help Donate You are here Home Sustainable Living Natural Materials Programme Coordinator Riham Miqdadi PhD in Near Eastern Archaeology Our Natural Materials Programme is conducting research into natural local materials and ancient techniques using clay and earth materials Our findings will be applied to the construction of buildings and water harvesting systems as well as the production of pottery The goals of this programme are closely tied to the RBG s mission to promote sustainable living and eco friendly building while stressing the aesthetic value of natural materials The earth based structures that we create at the RBG site will demonstrate what can be built using locally available natural materials while keeping construction and maintenance costs to a minimum Our keywords are sustainability compatibility with the context and duplicability The Natural Materials Programme is divided into four projects with the following goals Produce burnt bricks out of sediments from King Talal reservoir to be used in building eco friendly structures Reconstruct the recipes of original historical mortars and plasters from selected archeological sites in Jordan and reproduce them for use in the RBG s buildings and water harvesting structures Form baked clay water pipes and channels similar to those used by the ancient Nabatean people for natural water harvesting Establish a pottery workshop to produce ceramic pots out of local clay and pigments and train the local community to make pottery decorated with Islamic floral zoomorphic geometrical and calligraphical designs For all these projects the

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