Atlas Kasbah is the first permaculture project in southern Morocco. Since 2009, several international volunteers have succeeded to develop a garden of native plants that thrive thanks to techniques such as companionship: a vegetable garden, medicinal and aromatic plants, fruit trees and argan trees:
This protected ecosystem provides nesting sites for many species of bird.
Atlas Kasbah’s phytopurification-based wastewater treatment system is unique in the South of Morocco. It was developed by a researcher from Agadir University and filters ecolodge wastewater using aquatic plants. This system is supplemented by a system of terraces for solar UV purification. This streamlines permaculture garden irrigation.
This word is a contraction of the expression “permanent agriculture” invented by two Australians: Mollison and Holmgren. It is a sustainable agricultural system based on a landscape architecture carefully tailored to its local environment and taking into account the interaction between human presence and sustainable, environmentally-friendly agriculture. The concept aims to reproduce the natural local ecosystems.