The Makhad Trust provides a meeting place in nomadic regions of the world, such as Sinai, Tibet and the Arctic Circle, where there is a powerful relationship between the environment and the spirit.
“The Trust takes action to sustain the natural heritage of these regions and to cherish the indigenous wisdom of the people. It does this in a broadly educational context and through cultural exchange, by means of a programme of practical projects in which visitors making a journey through the area are able to participate. Thus it operates as a model for sustainable development and eco-tourism, at the heart of which is the principle that the indigenous peoples are the hosts and the visitors are their guests.”
The Makhad Trust
I can’t wait to see the great work The Mackhad Trust are doing. But I might have to climb for an insight; one current project involves restoring traditional walled family gardens in the High Mountains of the Sinai, many of which go back over 1000 years but were abandoned in response to the lure of the city. They will grow herbs, fruit, olives and medicinal plants for Bedouin use and for sale.
I’ll send you a post card