Mohammad Saleh (Palestine)
a permaculturist, a designer, and an educator. He has been working in the field of agro-ecology for over a decade and helped create a number of ecological projects that include Yaleekom, commissioned by Ramallah Municipality for QI 2016, where he developed five models of self-sufficiency in Palestinian refugee camps. During a five-year stint in Turkey, Mohammed operated and managed Off The Grid, an ecological educational center located in the Igde Mountains of Çanakkale. In 2014, Mohammed designed a form of alternative olive farming, The Olive Guild, in which a selection of plants support both the tree and the farmer.
His innovative methods have allowed Mohammed to bring together different techniques in food production, involving urban gardening, up-cycling, and landscape designs among others. Mohammed founded Mostadam, a company that provides ecological solutions through education, design, and consultancies. Mostadam has been leading in the development a Food Forest project in cooperation with The Palestine Heirloom Seed Library. His project Green Map Palestine (GreenMapPalestine.ps) is a networking website that highlights ecological initiatives and offers a one-of-its-kind environmental platform that is interactive. Mohammed holds degrees in both psychology and musicology and certificates in permaculture design and teaching.
- Ika Sienkiewicz-Nowacka