We will present here the results of experiments carried out by the Jewish National Fund towards these goals:
- To exploit ancient agricultural methods and systems,
- To prevent desertification,
- To stabilize soil,
- To harvest runoff water to subsist desert forestation.
A farm from the Byzantine Period (5-7th Century C. E.) at Nitzana,
restored by the Jewish National Fund (KKL)
Photos below are provided courtesy of Tom Amit.
Fig 1. Fruits plantation exploiting the agricultural soil in the restored farm. The upper right is Nitzana education center. The upper left is a lake fed by water floods in the area, planned by the Jewish National fund.
Fig 2. Repaired water channel directing run-off water from the slopes to the terraced wadi
Fig 3. Reconstructed wall of the ancient terraces
Fig 4. Young trees planted
Fig 5. 10 year-old trees in the restored farm