Update #3

Update #3



It’s Getting Greener and Greener – Update on the “Greening the Desert Campaign”

All the efforts that have been put in our project to green 63 hectares of desert land show first results. A few weeks after we started planting the first seeds we now look over our land that is now getting green. A scent of mint is filling the air, which makes us realise how much the landscape around
us changed within a short time. We want to thank everybody who helped us coming this far after such a short time!
We could already raise more than 204 000 €, bought and build up the first pivot irrigation system, planted the first seeds and now see the very first peppermint plants growing.

Next Steps

The solar-panels arrived a few weeks after planned, but now that they are there, we will be able to finish the installation of the solar-system.

We are starting to plant not only 10.000 trees as promised, but 12.000 trees around the cultivated area.

Join our campaign and help us to reclaim more parts of the Egyptian desert!


Update #2

Update #2

In this update we have two reasons to celebrate. We achieved 50 % of our initial goal of raising 400.000 Euros and the cultivation started.

50 % done – 50 % to go

We are happy to announce that the first Pivot is running and the cultivation of the first 21 hectares started.

Thanks to our numerous supporters we were able to raise already 200.000 Euro in the past few weeks. We are very grateful that so many people were delighted by our project and decided to join our campaign. You want to support our campaign as well!

Visit https://pivot.sekem.com/mitmachen-so-funktionierts/

Cultivation started!

In order to do that we brought more than 1000 tons of compost to our farm in Bahariyya and started to plant spearmint on the first half of the pivot. In the coming days we will finish the first cultivation of the newly reclaimed land by planting peanuts on the remaining 10 hectares.

What happens next?

Our next big step is to install the solar-panels for the first pivot. Currently we are preparing the sight by building the foundation for the solar panels and by the end of the month we will start to install the solar system.

Check our updates and stay tuned!

Update #1

Update #1



Schon wenige Wochen nach dem Start kann sich SEKEM mit guten Nachrichten zurückmelden! Dank der zahlreichen Menschen die das Projekt bereits unterstützen konnten schon mehr als 170.000 Euro eingesammelt werden. Das bedeutet 43 % des Gesamtziels sind bereits erreicht und der Aufbau des ersten Bewässerungssystems kann beginnen. SEKEM spricht allen Unterstützern größten Dank aus!

In unserem nächsten Update melden wir uns von unserer Farm, wo der Startschuss bereits ertönt ist und die ersten Arbeiten zum Aufbau begonnen haben.

Gemeinsam werden wir die Wüste blühen lassen!