Tree Planting & Introduction to ICBA

Overview

This is an introductory trip, so if you have not been to ICBA before and want to know about agriculture in the UAE then this trip is for you! It combines an entertaining and educational walking tour with hands on activities. The tree you will plant will enrich the soil and contribute to protecting the soil from erosion. Additionally, you would be offsetting your carbon footprint by up to 38 kg per year for every tree planted!

Activities
  1. Introduction to ICBA
  2. Tour of the Emirates Soil Museum & ICBA experimental farm
  3. Tree planting of 1 UAE native tree per pair
  4. Assemble your own mini hydroponics system and take it home!
Topics Addressed
  1. Marginal environments
  2. Food and nutrition security
  3. Climate change impacts
  4. Biosaline agriculture
  5. Soil in the UAE
  6. Soil essentials
  7. Features of UAE native trees
  8. Tree planting skills
  9. Hydroponics and innovative farming methods
Education Program
University & Corporate Programs
Cost
  • 120 AED per participant
  • 8-10 participants
  • 3 hours

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