The Biscuit House was created by the Royal Society for the Conservation of Nature (RSCN) to bring career opportunities and sustainable tourism to Aljoun Nature Reserve. Now managed by local women, the bakery produces freshly baked cookies everyday using only local products. Meet the women of The Biscuit House and learn how to make kusmat, a traditional northern Jordanian bread which is usually served on special occasions, during a masterclass. Afterwards, taste the delicious treat with a cup of tea.
Meet the farmers of Aljoun to learn more about the process of organic farming and its benefits. Take part in daily activities such as feeding the goats, milking or harvesting crops. You will then meet a local chef, who will show you the ingredients to collect from the farm for a tasty lunch. Discover how to make Sajiyyeh, a meat dish, or Gallayeh, a tomato stew, cooked on an open fire. Finally, enjoy the fresh produce and delicious flavours, served alongside a salad and seasonal fruits. …Read more
Arabic calligraphy is embedded in the Islamic culture, used as a form of communication and architectural decoration. Be enchanted by the Arabic language as you learn about the six most famous types of Arabic calligraphy and practice drawing your name on your favourite style, using a traditional dried reed pen. You can also personalize your own postcard or greeting card to take back home as a souvenir while also supporting income generating activities for the local community women. …Read more