Food entrepreneur wanted – Jordanian dried tomatoes

New project: organic farm tomatoes!

PeaceWadi is looking for a food entrepreneur. Next to the bees, moringa and dates we harvest on our permaculture farm venue, we are now ready to take the next step. Are you interested to contribute to the Jordanian food market hands on? We are looking for someone to grow our dry tomato products into a success for the Jordanian market!

What are we looking for?

  1. Produce the first organic dried tomatoes of Jordan with us
  2. Design a marketing campaign, give the product a digital place on the web and take the first steps in marketing sustainable Jordan food production
  3. Grow together with us as a food innovator, marketeer and social entrepreneur in the Jordan valley & Amman!

Why join PeaceWadi & JoReC?

  • PeaceWadi has an existing network to sell organic eco-friendly food products, online and offline
  • We successfully passed the exploration phase for our new product, together with our partner JoReC – now we need talents to extend our success!
  • JoReC dedicates itself to finding smart and practical solution against waste and smartly reusing resource streams – dried tomatoes is one of them
  • Our attitude towards any new project is humbleness and enthusiasm – we want to learn from you and inspire all of us
  • PeaceWadi and JoReC have all the means to make this project a success together with you

Join the COVID Outdoor Lockdown Programme

PeaceWadi Lockdown Ecoutourism

PROGRAMME EXTENDED DUE TO SUCCESS

Are you bored in the lockdown?? Would you prefer to spend the lockdown in the countryside instead of between concrete? Then we have just the solution for you! The PeaceWadi Lockdown programme starts on Thursday night and helps you through the lockdown week end. Isolate yourself with your friends and family on the farm, have fun in our workshops and take a dip in the pool!

  • Jordan Ecotourism venue
  • Breakfast & Dinner included
  • Thursday night – welcome BBQ
  • Friday morning – Date Molasse Workshop
  • Friday night – Pizza & Date Cake demo
  • Saturday morning – Moringa pruning & growing Workshop
  • Sunday – funday
  • Maximum 15 people for your and our safety
  • Organic Pool & beach showers
  • Bring your favorite food and drinks!
  • Private transportation will be easiest – otherwise a taxi from Amman costs +/- 25JD
  • Programme is 70 JDs a person

Contact Mohammad Atiyeh for your stay on +962 79 55 27 397

The joy of having a tree nursery

The joy of having a tree nursery

We cleared out a storage area and turned it into a nursery for moringa seedlings. (Other plants might follow soon.) They require only a bit of water every day and spread so much joy. Everybody who takes a tour of the nursery starts smiling about the mighty little plants which grow visibly every day.

Our goal is to spread the word about this incredibly diverse plant by enlarging our own moringa orchard at the farm and sharing the seedlings with everybody who is interested in growing their own moringa trees. If you want to learn more about moringa check out this blog post: https://peacewadi.com/2020/09/28/moringa-wonder-tree/.

Moringa wonder tree

Moringa wonder tree

Peace Wadi promotes permaculture and one of our favorite plants here is the moringa tree because of the minimal resources required to grow it and the fact that almost the entire tree can be used as either food or fertilizer.

The name

Moringa oleifera is also known as drumstick tree from the shape of the seed pods or horseradish tree from the taste of the roots or ben oil tree from the oil derived from the seeds. It’s fast-growing and drought-resistant.

Use of the plant parts

Almost every part of the plant is edible. The young green seed pods and the leaves are used as vegetables. Mature seeds can be eaten raw, cooked or roasted. The roots are shredded and used as a spice of a sharp flavor which resembles radish.

Here on the farm we dry the leaves and use them to make tea or as an extra ingredient in traditional Jordanian food. After drying the leaves we also grind them into powder to use it as food supplement for additional vitamins and minerals in our meals.

Oil extracted from the mature seeds can be used as food supplement or base for hair and skin cosmetics. Its biofuel potential is currently being studied. What remains after extracting the oil is referred to as seed cake and can be used as fertilizer or to purify water.

Cultivation

Moringa loves sun and heat and therefore favors semiarid, tropical and subtropical climate. The soil should be neutral to slightly acidic, sandy or clayey. Depending on temperature and water the trees will flower once or twice a year or even all year-round.

Here on the farm we cut back the trees once a year to 1m height which improves leave growth.

Source: Wikipedia

PeaceWadi Webshop!

Dear date lovers and organic produce ambassadors. We are excited to announce the launch of our webshop!

الى محبي التموروعشاق المنتجات العضويه الصحيه يسعدنا اعلان افتتاح متجرنا الالكتروني و يسعدنا اعلامكم توفر رطب المجول الطازجه والعضويه

1 kG of fresh organic Medjool dates for 7 JD

PeaceWadi and JoReC further strengthen ties

PeaceWadi and JoReC (organization designated to promote recycling of waste in Jordan) are joining forces to achieve a cleaner environment of Jordan, by jointly setting up a single use plastic reduction project.

As a response to the COVID pandemic, people are using much more plastic bottles than before. It is expected that the consumption of plastic bottles will stay on a high level after the corona pandemic, as people get more used to bottled water. Up to now, there is no regulated national Waste Separation and Recycling system in place in the Kingdom of Jordan. Currently bottles end up in landfills or incineration plants, accompanied by its negative impact on the environment of the kingdom. The project aims to reduce the single use plastics by raising awareness and offering practical alternatives to drinking water distribution.

Applying for cooperation with the Jordan Ministry of Environment is an exciting step. JoReC has a good track record on positive environmental impact and we are excited to invest our time and energy in one of the PeaceWadi missions, which is a cleaner Jordanian environment.

“We are proud to announce our cooperation, setting up further efforts to achieve a cleaner environment in Jordan”

Faris Atiyeh, PeaceWadi second generation founder

Upcycling plastic pallet strips

PeaceWadi and JoReC (Jordan Recycling & Upcycling Centre)find each other in having a socially durable and economically viable impact on society, amongst others through environmental innovation. This is done by offering practical techniques, skills to re- & upcycle waste and underutilized resources to local societies and entrepreneurs in Jordan.

As part of our cooperation PeaceWadi had the honor to host one of the workshops that JoReC offers. The main aim is to provide a method to convert a waste stream, plastic pallet strips, into handbags!

Visit PeaceWadi in the Urdannah Jannah Programme!

As a response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Jordanian government launched a programme to show how beautiful this country is. The environment of PeaceWadi is perfect to enjoy a rural escape from the city and enjoy the Jordan Valley.

Faris Atiyeh, second generation founder of the Peace Wadi

We are happy to host for the programme and are excited to stimulate national and international tourism to the Jordan Valley!

Programme:

  • Introduction to the NGO project PeaceWadi, promoting peace and sustainable growth for society in the region for more than 20 years now
  • Peace Wadi is connected to many social initiatives in Jordan, like reduction of waste and promoting the importance of nature in our country
  • Tour around the date farm, bee hives, pidgin tower, explaining about the specialties of the salty water in the Jordan valley and how Peace Wadi adapts agriculture to nature around her
  • Tasting of home grown dates, moringa tea and to enjoy the lunch on the farm made from local produce
  • Bring your young volunteers to help water the plants for us and let your kids discover the joy of rural life. Our next generation will understand better about the importance of nature, peace and sharing

Come and enjoy the farm atmosphere, discover the peace of Jordan Valley, and take a swim in our fully organic pool. There are beach showers and changing rooms available on the property.

Contact us for any questions. We are looking forward to receive you on the farm!
Phone: 079 733 8899

Urdunnah Jannah PeaceWadi in the media

Testimonial about the farm visit in the Urdunnah Jannah project

Radio Jordan Interview

Interview on Radio Jordan – 96.3 FM

Moringa tree seed harvest

Moringa is helping to prevent and cure diseases the benefits include to reduce symptoms of stomach pain, headache, heardproblems like high bloodpressure and can relief menstrual cramps.

Moringa can be prepared as a vegetable or included in soups, but mostly the leaves and fruits are used, especially for preparing tea.

After drying the tea leaves until they are crisp, they should be grinded and stored in a dry container. To prepare the tea just add hot water, lemon or sugar. Enjoy!

We harvested the seedbags of the tree and put them in the sun to dry.

They can be eaten like peas or rosted like nuts and contain a high amount of vitamin C, B vitamins and dietary minerals. Oil can also be made from them. It has no smell and resists rancidity.

Our Farm

Welcome to Peace Wadi!

In the beautiful Valley of Jordan, our farm is a space of warmth, community, and sharing and we welcome you with open arms.

The Project

At the centre of all activity on the farm is the Project. Here we gather with friends and family, cook together, laugh over bonfires and barbecues, and sit out in the evenings. The wind blows through the arches cooling the shaded interior and, even on the hottest of summer days, the underground sitting room provides a light and peaceful place to rest.