Haiti Reconstruction

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

Richard Higgins
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Feb 16, 2012
Richard Higgins commented on Richard Higgins's blog post The Howard Higgins Hot Box System
"yes, we have been operting at the University Makerere Farm project, Kirkiri, Kampala We should have the final results of the trials by the middle of April 2010. Then we should be going into production, also in Kampala. When these units are made we…"
Jan 26, 2012
Norman Martin commented on Richard Higgins's blog post The Howard Higgins Hot Box System
"Hello Richard, Interested to read that you are making Hot Boxes in Kampala.  Am involved with some sanitation/water projects in Uganda and would like to know more about your activities in Uganda. Am hoping to visit there again some time in…"
Jan 12, 2012
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The Howard Higgins Hot Box System

Hi Mike, Love the web site. It is so clear. We will be manufacturing the new style Hot Boxes in Kampala around Christmas time. These vermin proof boxes offer a complete waste management and sanitation system of the low tech variety. They will render waste "safe" (ie., from Cholera etc.,) in a 90 day period. They will help farmers and growers to be self sufficinet in fertilizer. They should be made at a very reasonable price in Africa and should be available for export.See More
Oct 26, 2011
Richard Higgins posted a blog post

Sir Albert Howard

The Professor you refer to in your text on how to maintain soil fertility should read the works of Sir Albert Howard, who improved tropical agriculture probably the most of any single person. This professor is missing out on a wealth of knowledge from one of the worlds most revered and classic authors of our time.Until there is funding to return to Haiti I cannot advise other than to read 'The Lost Science of Organic Cultivation' which we have available here in the UK. Meanwhile I am working on…See More
Apr 6, 2011
Richard Higgins and VITOO AIYAMMA B. C. are now friends
Nov 15, 2010
Richard Higgins commented on Mike Mahowald's page Composting Toilets
Oct 5, 2010
Richard Higgins commented on Mike Mahowald's page Composting Toilets
"I have just written to CRS as they are bringing in more staff this Fall. Let's see how this works out. The Howard Higgins system is designed specifically to produce an optimum fertilizer in a very short time. It can be deployed where there is a…"
Oct 5, 2010
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Sep 30, 2010
Mike Mahowald commented on Richard Higgins's blog post Richard Higgins - Food Security Advisor, author and inventor
"Thanks so much for joining our group, Bio Char + TERRA PRETA I have a video about it on Fertilize the soil tab, click here"
Sep 29, 2010
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Sep 29, 2010
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"Hi Richard, I am very happy you joined us at Haiti Reconstruction. I would love you to add your advice on composting toilets with your work in Haiti this year. We want to promote these throughout Haiti for sanitation and fertilizer needs. Sasha with…"
Sep 28, 2010
Richard Higgins commented on Mike Mahowald's page Composting Toilets
"Hi Chris, I was in Haiti, contracted to CRS,in the spring with a program to install the fastest turnround compost toilet system and also the cheapest system for villagers and/or camp residents. The program was a complete success and I would like to…"
Sep 28, 2010
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Sep 28, 2010

Richard Higgins's Blog

The Howard Higgins Hot Box System

Hi Mike, Love the web site. It is so clear. We will be manufacturing the new style Hot Boxes in Kampala around Christmas time. These vermin proof boxes offer a complete waste management and sanitation system of the low tech variety. They will render waste "safe" (ie., from Cholera etc.,) in a 90 day period. They will help farmers and growers to be self sufficinet in fertilizer. They should be made at a very reasonable price in Africa and should be available for export.

Posted on October 26, 2011 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Sir Albert Howard

The Professor you refer to in your text on how to maintain soil fertility should read the works of Sir Albert Howard, who improved tropical agriculture probably the most of any single person. 

This professor is missing out on a wealth of knowledge from one of the worlds most revered and classic authors of our time.

Until there is funding to return to Haiti I cannot advise other than to read 'The Lost Science of Organic Cultivation' which we have available here in the UK.…

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Posted on April 6, 2011 at 2:48am

Bio Char and Terra Preta

Please see my original blog with my Bio. Click here to see!

I have been making Bio Char and Terra Preta for 15 years.
I can show a village how to make their own Bio Char + nitrogen without costly machinery

please email me. This site for communication is not yet clear to me.

Posted on September 29, 2010 at 2:30am

Richard Higgins - Food Security Advisor, author and inventor

Raised on a Somerset farm in the UK, attained his NDA degree at the Royal Berkshire College of Agriculture. Later he completed a ten year post graduate study of the works of Sir Albert Howard, the grandfather of organic farming, teaching from Hawaii to China. He presented the Howard (memorial) Lecture 2009 at Coventry University for Nigeria to 'Go Organic'. Transcript: responded to by HRH The Prince of Wales. He has recently spent three months at the Haiti earthquake disaster establishing the… Continue

Posted on September 29, 2010 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

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At 8:50pm on September 28, 2010, Mike Mahowald said…
Hi Richard, I am very happy you joined us at Haiti Reconstruction. I would love you to add your advice on composting toilets with your work in Haiti this year. We want to promote these throughout Haiti for sanitation and fertilizer needs. Sasha with SOIL wants every family to have them also this will be a large undertaking.
At 9:50pm on November 4, 2010, Mike Mahowald said…
Hi Richard, sure wish all of haiti was already using your system, there wouldn't be a Cholera epidemic! would love to see Patricks site you speak of but can't find it? Thanks Mike,
PS will be out of town for next 10 days but want to catch up with you when I return.

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