Haiti Reconstruction

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

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Why do you want to join Haiti Reconstruction?
Want Information on projects
What are your interests in Haiti's reconstruction
Growing more food, sustainable income, cook stoves & health, education, sanitation, new technology
If you are in another group that helps Haiti? Name it here and web address
Helping Hands Noramise www.noramise.org

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At 8:29pm on October 2, 2012, Robert Fairchild said…

Bonswa Jim,

 Welcome aboard! I've been in touch with Rosedanie for awhile and finally met her in May in Port au Prince after visiting Noramise's place in Limbe. I'm especially involved in gasifier cookstove development.


 Bob Fairchild


At 11:02pm on October 2, 2012, Jean-Luc Giraud said…

Hi Jim,

I am sure you have been researching this site, but as a welcoming introduction, here goes.

I hope you do want to get involved!  Tell us more of what you’re interested in and would like to help with.  Or ask other members questions on how we can help you.

Haiti Reconstruction welcomes you and hopes you will learn and be able to find our pages useful to you and your endeavours and tell us of your situation. You can message individuals or leave posts for all to see in an endeavour to help us unite in helping Haiti revive.

The main present project is to expand the use of our TLUD stoves so as to reduce smoke inhalation from cooking indoors.

Second is to prevent erosion by planting Vetiver rows on the mountains and elsewhere to stop erosion and enrich the soil for row cultivation

Third is to teach people how to make and use bio-char through using the TLUD stoves.

Fourth is to start learning how to make and use AEM(Activated Effective Microorganisms). This I is where I come in concerning Activating EM-1 and making its many derivatives and where to use them. I am waiting.

So explore the many other project and tell us about yourself and don't hesitate to join in with your questions and comments. We need participation if we are to help Haiti.


At 11:19pm on October 4, 2012, Jean-Luc Giraud said…

Hi Jim,

I have been looking through my files for the name of the lady in Haiti that has been working with EM-1 for 7 years, she lives, in the mountains, I think near the Dominican Republic. She holds classes, somewhere.

Concerning Vetiver grass and a lot of on the ground info of where to get moringa, pigeon pea, bananas, talk to Criss Juliard . I haven't been to Haiti and don't know the sources or such.

I know that Mains Unis(United Hands) was going to start teaching EM-1 Technologies in the schools last year, but that's all I heard.

Concerning AEM, your best approach in Haiti, with limited resources, unless you can get a resin-plastic 55gal drum with something to let the formed gases out(like what you use for beer making) and a water-bed heater(that you can get here on Craig's List, used. Or Out-back style, I use as many 5gal. used paint drums w/ lids and 1gal. plastic bottles as I need. You need to keep the activation anaerobic.

Here's the best info for making AEM:Activated EM·1® FAQs

So to make 44gals. in the 55gal. drum, heating with the water-bed heater, you will use 2gals. of EM-1, now to ensure that the liquid is not exposed to air in that 11gal. air pocket, I place a circular disc of bubble-wrap, the size of the drum diameter inside the drum on top of the liquid. this will keep the solution anaerobic. This same idea of the bubble-wrap is good for the 5gal. drum activation when activating 1qt. of EM-1 - which would make 5.5gals. of AEM(Hence I activate 4.5gals. in the drum with the bubble-wrap and the rest in a 1gal. plastic bottle releasing the build-up of gas every few hours). These I put into a big heavy-duty plastic bag and put them in as much sun as possible(120deg.F.)

2) get some soil microlife regeneration taking place through mulch and establishing "chop and drop" plants. Learn how to make Bokashi out of your "chop"ings by taking those fine chopping's , spraying it with AEM making sure not to have it wet(20% moisture), putting them into, again, a black plastic(heavy-duty) bag, tying it up puttting them upside-down in the sun then rounding them around to mix any pockets/clumps of Microbes forming.

Lastly, for now, learn how to make compost out of your kitchen waste in 4-6 weeks, again using 5gal. buckets:OG Tip of the Day: Make Your Own Bokashi Compost Bucket

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