Rebuilding Haiti must start from the ground up, with agricultural education
HRI: Dedicated to fòmasyon of Haitians to run sustainable businesses that conserve resources, improve food security and health.
Elice Oreste; University graduate student living in Port-au-Prince from LaBiche. HRI's man on the ground who keeps our projects alive in Haiti.
Elice is an industrial engineer, speaks English and knows our programs on agricultural development and conservation. As leader for Haiti Reconstruction Int'l, he may be available for hire as an interpreter for our projects in Haiti. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for Video: Secretary of State announcing a $50 million U.S. commitment the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, intended to provide poor families with affordable, safe, and efficient stoves and ovens.
New Le Systeme Vetiver handbook in French, Click here
Laws must be enacted but civilians must understand they must protect their countryside if they want to survive.We must find NGO's to sell locally grown agriculture products for school lunch programs to produce a healthy new generation of strong minds and grow their economy.
We know vetiver's capable of stopping erosion and cholera from spreading by keeping fecal matter behind hedgerows. Terraces created behind the hedgerows compost dirt with microorganisms that kill cholera in matter of hours keeping it from getting into more water supplies.
New video from Haiti Tourism
on Co-operatives that will improve Seed and Food Security by decreasing post harvest food loss by increasing food production and income by improving technologies for safe storage, holding produce for higher prices. Most important is having a backup supply of seed for emergencies.
HRI team just returned from Haiti with a very successful mission; installing the new technology institutional sized cook stoves capable of boiling 60 liter pots. They demonstrated by cooking 70 lbs of rice and 30 pounds of dried beans with a sauce with onions garlic and sardines which fed over 250 people large helpings!
The excess heat also heats a large oven which holds 5- 18"x26" sheet pans to make bread. Ladies who previously heated with a campfire on 3 cooking stones could not believe how clean the stoves burned and everyone want to start a business selling stoves.
The health of those using the stoves will improve 100%.
Our Tlud technology uses the energy but takes carbon out of the atmosphere leaving the carbon in the combustion chamber. This carbon we call biochar will be put back into the soil to grow more food. Taking carbon out of the atmosphere also reduces the greenhouse effect which should decrease severe weather. Our goal is to eliminate the use of charcoal and cutting down mature trees, replacing dried vetiver grass leaves which will be compressed into pellets to sell at the markets for stove fuel.
HRI will continue promoting establishing more vetiver hedgerow and manage the soil and crops between the rows.
We also introduced them to composting toilets, starting a pilot program for families in rural mountain areas. We selected 6 families to use 5 gallon bucket toilet system. Our pilot program will be using established vetiver hedgerows that will keep humanure in place while thermophilically eradicate pathogens. They will be lining live hedgerows with dry vetiver grass, piling deposit behind it then covering more dry grass around and over composting humanure. This dry vetiver will be our dry carbon content that will keep flies and smells away and as more deposits are made it will be composting into more fertilizer. After a year of curing the compost it will be safe for gardens. Once this group of 6 have perfected the program we will give it to the entire community and share it with the nation. Click this ling to see what we are working at Family%20composting%20toilet%20Pilot%20program.docx
The biochar from stoves will be put into buckets that will be used for latrines for urine. The carbon eliminates the smell until it is completely saturated. This inoculated biochar will be added to the cured soil. Microorganisms will quickly find a home in the biochar and this dirt will soon turn into terra-preta the best soil on earth to produce more food.
In the terraces safely protected by the hedgerows Adding biochar from the stoves to the fertilizer made from humanure will produce terra pretta, the best soil in the world to produce more food.
This should be happening in Haiti : http://www.flickr.com/photos/67022082@N07/6102238089
Does anyone know if Mains Unis have started their program in schools in Haiti?
Posted by Jean-Luc Giraud on December 9, 2012 at 12:46am
Just wanted to clear up a fear about EM that a lot of naturalists have and was again expressed by Alan.
EMRO does try to produce EM with local bacteria, in Haiti's case, it's Dominican Republic but you will be hard pressed to find the synergy of those three bacterium without pathogenic intrusions from the mulch already present in the forest around you, since there is very little pristine forests where the pathogens have not been unearthed and then, I ask you, why are you still…
Posted by Jean-Luc Giraud on December 2, 2012 at 2:32am
How is knowledge about EM(Effective Microorganisms) uses and benefits progressing in Haiti? I haven't heard much, and wanted to stir the pot with this bit of Humble Pie ingredient :
Haiti needs me there to teach the ways and benefits of EM
Posted by Jean-Luc Giraud on November 29, 2012 at 12:52pm
I am a new nonprofit looking for people who share my passion for see the Haitians be able to have musical instruments and learn to play. I am focused on starting programs in more remote villages. Class/program size from 10-25 students.
All sorts of musical instruments are possible - depending on what the administrator of the school program is requesting.
I started my first music school program in May 2012 - in a remote village called L'Asile (6 hours from Port Au…Continue
Posted by MUSIC OF THE HEART, ORG on October 31, 2012 at 8:16am
Suggestion on Haiti’s reconstruction
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