Rebuilding Haiti must start from the ground up, with agricultural education
Best projects 2011
Improved micro-gasification cook stoves for Haiti, working with Paul S. Anderson and Chip Energy designing the best stove technology in the world. TLUD stoves use biomass and eliminates the need for charcoal and makes biochar that is a great soil amendment needed in the which holds
moisture, nuitrients and microorganisms to produce more food.
These stove can be made for use of dense fuel like wood chips or pellets to less dense fuel such as agricultural waste.
They also can cook for a small family or institutional cooking for huge groups as our demonstration at M
atthew 25 house at Delmas.
Meeting Joel Ducasse and starting a training center that showcases erosion stopping vetiver hedgerows and crops to plant between them that need minimum cultivation for mountainside gardening.
Best projects 2010
Mountainside gardening with vetiver hedgerows that stops erosion, keeps away insects and creates its own terraces that hold water and produces more food.
This land once so eroded produced nothing, now it produces strawberries and cabbage.
Criss Juliard's WINNER project; Using vetiver grass to clean up the watershed area which supplies water for Port au Prince.
Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods (SOIL) makes sanitary toilets.
Vetiver grass can be used as a carbon sequester and a green mulching agent! The Vetiver's green matter automatically layered in, heats and speeding up decomposing humanure into the best fertilizer in Haiti! click here to see their website
Tree conservation by use of Otto Formo's TLUD ND Gasifier Stove "PekoPe"
This stove burns vetiver grass that not only stops erosion but supplies clean fuel.