Haiti Reconstruction

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

Microoganisms

Microorganisms are the invisible backbone of the gardens!  Billions of them process nutrients and minerals so plants will absorb them, others give the plants immunities to disease.  When the garden is full of the correct microbes gardens flourish and like when animals are healthy they resist illness.

 Microorganisms work in the stomach and the intestines, scientists are looking at many of these for possible cures for cancer.  Microorganisms are also used in probiotics for animals, which they especially need after deforming and drugs that may kill off the good bacteria’s.

Most of Haiti's soil is unprotected from lack of trees and grasses.  The soil is now so depleted of humas and carbon content from heavy rains there is nothing to hold microoganisms. 

Once gardens are protected from erosion the soil should also be prepared by adding terra preta, made from composted waste and biochar so it can retain more moisture nutrients and microorganisms.  Most microorganisms live within the top foot of dirt.  

Cholera in Haiti continues as people get sick and defecate on the ground.  Rains come and wash it into the rivers and ground water easily because of the eroded mountainsides.  Good soil stabilized with grasses hold the contaminants long enough for microorganisms that will devour pathogens. 

Below-ground biodiversity (BGBD) is dramatically reduced when forests are converted to agricultural land, and when agricultural land use is intensified. Reduced BGBD may decrease agricultural productivity and reduce the "resilience" of agricultural systems, which then become more vulnerable to adverse climatic events, erosion, pests, diseases, and other threats.

   Great soil fertility for tropics pdf click here

 

 

Our member   Jean-Luc Giraud says they are teaching Natural Organic Solutions for EM™ stands for "Effective Microorganisms™" click here for EMRO's website

He says, Now that Mains Unies have started this national campaign to teach the children in schools, In the near future, reforestation projects using EM-1® compost and Bokashi will be starting aiming the implementation of organic farming, leading to local development and alleviation of unemployment problems.

It is still necessary for my project to start now to actually, collect the sustainable biomass and process so as to be ready for planting season. I especially need to teach this EM Technology® in the villages, 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, allows soil culture to retain more water and after seven years they would be certified organic farms. Don't just believe me, go to http://www.hesakeenvironments.com and Click on TeraGanix banner to find out what I am talking about and AEM has many other uses and byproducts.

 

 

 

 Jason Fox from Vetiver farms in Hawaii led me to IMO's Indigenous Micro Organisms,
Adding microorganisms to the ground that are indigenous to the area improve fertility

Characteristics of Indigenous Microorganisms

IMO purify the soil water and provide various nutrients. IMO have the following characteristics:

Ability to decompose

When complex organic materials such as plants, animals, excrements, and organic fertilizers enter the soil, IMO break these down into simpler compounds or elements that can undergo ionic interactions. Even the diverse inorganic matters decomposed by IMO increase in their effectiveness, and are converted to a form readily absorbable by plants.

Catalysis of chemical processes in the soil

Microorganisms produce numerous enzymes, antibiotics, organic acids and various complexes. The majority of chemical reactions in the soil and plants are reliant on the enzymes which are catalysts.

Revitalization of the ecosystem

When the soil environment is revitalized through the use of IMO, various bacteria and fungi appear first, followed by nematodes, earthworms, mole crickets, moles, etc. The use of IMO brings the ecosystem back to life in this manner.

Suppression of diseases by circulating naturally active materials

IMO have the ability to convert weak soil into healthy soil by solubilizing trace minerals and enhancing the circulation of nutrients. IMO bring diversity back to soil in which the balance among the microbial population has been broken due to the abuse of chemicals. IMO are strong survivors that cannot be languid even in extreme conditions. The recovered diversity of microbes can, then, reduce the occurrence of diseases rapidly.

 

Found this video on growing IMO's

  

Best Recipes and references

Read The Natural Farming Way to see great advice on microorganisms

Lactobaccilus Recipe

Fish Amino Acid (FAA)

and many more including forums on use with composting toilets

ON this video pay special attention about brewing microorganisms from compost and multiplying them to billions to fertilize large areas  naturally!

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