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Sustainable Design Masterclass

This is our collection of webinars for the Sustainable Design Masterclass,
Each episode is original, exclusive, and with some of the best regenerative
designers in the world.

Terraforming the Desert- Regenerating Ecosystems Series with Neal Spackman

How do you convert one of the hottest, driest climates on earth into an ecosystem which can support a whole tribe of people? How do you repair lifeless rock into living soil?

Neal Spackman faced one the most challenging climates on the planet when he started managing the Al Baydha Project in Saudia Arabia.

Over the course of 6 years, he has worked with settled nomads to convert a desolate site into a functioning system that creates soil, sequesters carbon, and increases groundwater levels.

In the third part of our series, Neal will show you all the steps he took to create trust and systems while carrying his project forward in a different culture.

As climate is the foundation for our ecological designs, culture must be the foundation for our people designs. In this presentation, Neal will present a framework he uses for understanding foreign cultures, working within foreign cultures, and leading cultural change. This will eliminate the one-size fits all approach that many people take to "People Care" in permaculture and give you a framework for adapting social systems to local preferences and conditions.