Haiti Reconstruction

Rebuilding Haiti must start from the ground up, with agricultural education

Let Haiti build from the ground up

This is why I post here. We need to get Haiti sustainably growing food for itself and safely treating its water, waste-water and septic systems ASAP.

By giving Haitian’s the basic essential of good food security would go a long way to putting Haiti on the road to recovery. A man is too distracted by an empty stomach to do good work.

Now that Mains Unis have started that national campaign to teach the children in schools,(http://emrojapan.com/emnews/content/354.html) I especially need to teach this technology in the villages as soon as possible to be ready for planting season.

How to turn kitchen and garden waste into the best compost in under six weeks. Then encourage farmers to adopt this technology into their farming practices. EM-1® organic farming produces more than when fertilizers are used but can also enhance fertilizers and pesticides, allows soil culture to retain more water but if used without fertilizers and pesticides, after seven years they would be certified organic farms.

First need - Vetiver grass.
Is to incorporate A.E.M. and AEM fermented Bio-char applications(whether with fertilizers or not) to the planting of Vetiver grass in contours on hill-sides so as to speed up the process of Vetiver grass growth and of stabilizing erosion.
•    Fact: AEM and Bio-char both enhance plant growth in a sustainable manner.
•    Example: Terra Preta soils of the Amazon and Bolivia were always found under the ancient villages of long ago.
•    Information: The Bio-charred soils were specifically fed by the perspiration of the villagers(yeast), Lactic Acid Bacteria from their milk products and from the surrounding waters came the Phototrophic Bacteria. I will be documenting at least six different plots across one slope to show the different effects on the Vetiver grass and will be sending results to IBI Brazil as a free abstract experiment.

Second need - Sustainable soil culture
Is to cultivate a sustainable soil culture that attract other beneficial microorganisms and insects(worms) that enhance plant growth
■    Fact: A.E.M. and Bokashi ferments compost, pickles kitchen waste in 4-6 weeks and when exposed to an anaerobic soils does attract other beneficial microorganisms that speed up the decomposition of organic matter that encourages plant growth, worms and lizards.
■    Example: 7-10 days after burying the AEM pickled kitchen-waste has matured fully due to the synergy of AEM and beneficial microorganisms.
■    Information: http://www.teraganix.com/Biosolids-Solutions-with-Effective-Microorganisms-s/197.htm

Third need - Cleaning of Lakes and Ponds
I will be making my “Bio-char”Bokashi mud-balls on my first tour so as to instigate the Purification of Lakes and Ponds around the village till I get back to that village 6 weeks later to check on the lakes and show how to fine-tune the cleaning.
■    Fact: Regular Bokashi mud-balls have been shown to keep lakes clean with one application per season but regular Bokashi mud-balls should not be found by fish because if the rice husks are eaten, the digestive gases formed kill the fish.
■    Example: http://www.emrojapan.com/application/environment/water-purification.html
■    Information: As compared to using regular Bokashi mud-balls that encourage the fish into eating the rice-bran and blotting. I will be using Bio-char fermented with AEM which I believe will not attract the fish. This information I will again send the results to IBI Brazil as a free abstract experiment.

Fourth need - Effective waster-water and septic waste treatment.
While there presently is no waste-water treatment plants functioning in Haiti, it is imperative that the most effective treatment system be used, no matter how primitive the system might seem.
■    Fact: Treating waste-water with EM•1® at 1:(8,000-10,000) and septic systems with a small bag of Bokashi per month, reduces sludge by 40%, speeds the breakdown of the waste and immediately stops odors.
■    Example: http://www.teraganix.com/Effective-Microorganisms-Septic-Tank-Solution-s/106.htm
■    Information: After 5-7 weeks of AEM treatment this waste can be drained, treated again with AEM and dried, buried for 10 days and safely used as compost in the farms, void of pathogenic microbes

Fifth need - Effective animal husbandry using small quantities of AEM in animals food and animal wastes.
■    Fact: Animals experience better digestion
■    Example: Influence of Effective Microorganisms on Health and Immune System of Broilers under Experimental Conditions. http://emrojapan.com/emdb/search.html?catid=all&keywords=animal&year=&month=&search.x=41&search.y=9
■    Information: Again, due to AEM attracting other beneficial microorganisms and inoculating putrefying microorganisms. Activated EM•1® is used in Fisheries, hog farms, poultry farms, helps horse’s digestion when sprayed on horse feed, kills manure odors in general and helps prevent Hough and skin diseases.

Comment by Mike Mahowald on February 19, 2011 at 11:09am
Wonderful Page Jean, I am trying to figure a where to tb this, Maybe a new main tab or under 2 replenish soil or produce more food?  Or new tab of agriculutre education?  What ever you think best  Thanks Mike
Comment by Jean-Luc Giraud on February 20, 2011 at 12:12am

Because EM•1® is so useful in so many ways I was approaching/wanting to start an all encompassing group like "Permaculture solutions that works", I will back my solutions because I know our product and would like to show other possibilities of its use with Bio-char and any other proposals that seem feasable, Untill... and we need to act before the beginning of the planting season.

This group might end up having most of your present groups-projects under it and I think its good, if they have that thread, let's prove it. Like the test I was wanting to get someone or me to carry out in Haiti to see if A.E.M. treated waters eliminated the cholera count sufficiently as it does with most other pathogens, but nothing has come of it yet but I think it is worth the test.

You like?

Comment by Jean-Luc Giraud on February 20, 2011 at 12:40am
I also want to Open Source a wall design i am working on. Let me tell you later.
Comment by Jean-Luc Giraud on April 12, 2011 at 10:11pm

There is a lot of research on Bio-Char going on in Australia and New Zealand Austalia and New Zealand Biochar Researchers Network and their machinery prices are a lot more realistic.

When activating the Biochar I use EM•1® to empower the biochar in attracting the beneficial microorganisms.

Comment by Jean-Luc Giraud on June 10, 2011 at 2:02pm
Here is a very good perspective on understanding EM•1® and its acceptance in our lives.http://emrojapan.com/about-em/em-in-ecosystem.html
Comment by Jean-Luc Giraud on June 10, 2011 at 9:15pm


using Bokashi to make compost in 4-6 weeks

Comment by Jean-Luc Giraud on June 10, 2011 at 9:28pm
Comment by Jean-Luc Giraud on June 12, 2011 at 1:44pm


using Bokashi to make compost in 4-6 weeks

Comment by Jean-Luc Giraud on June 18, 2011 at 5:11pm

Recycling Food Waste at Home

Recycling Food Waste at Home

Comment by Jean-Luc Giraud on June 29, 2011 at 8:24pm
So now we should be jumping President Martelly Agricultural Production Launch. Can anybody here, there, get me five minutes with President Martelly over the Agricultural Production Launch and my planned teaching tour. Lets try and do this right from the start. Without fertilizers. I know it can be done. Let me prove it.
Comment by Jean-Luc Giraud on July 24, 2011 at 7:55pm


I said EMRO in Japan would be redirecting its energies to Disasters Treatment so here it is:

Disasters Treatment Page. What Haiti has to concentrate on sanitation and agriculture using EM-1 and Biochar so let's get on the same page

Comment by Jean-Luc Giraud on July 24, 2011 at 8:04pm
So when do you want me in Haiti...
Comment by Jean-Luc Giraud on July 25, 2011 at 12:03pm


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