Lebotanica is a group of co-founders who are passionate about Lebanon’s environment. They aim to transform abandoned and ruined lands into productive food forests using permaculture design. Their first project, called “Berry Land Lebanon,” will convert 2500 square meters of abandoned land into an edible berry food forest in Tweyti-Central Bekaa. The main crops will be blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, and strawberries, which will be planted alongside native Lebanese trees and shrubs.
Lebotanica’s project is a great example of how permaculture design principles can be used to create sustainable and self-sufficient food production systems. By using native species, they are preserving local biodiversity and restoring the natural ecosystem. Their work is not only improving the local environment, but it is also creating a sustainable source of food for the community.