Haiti Reconstruction

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

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Cookstoves, Biochar & Vetiver

We are looking for Biochar experts and cookstove engineers to see the need for using vetiver and for Haiti Reconstrucion and Vetiver experts to see the need for biochar and cookstoves that produce it.See More
Apr 6, 2011
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Apr 3, 2011
William Gibbens left a comment for Criss Juliard
"Hi Chris, I replied to a similar request to Mike Mahowald, I'm going to cut and paste. I am not familiar with navigation on a "blog" if that is what it is called, I'm learning. I was in Leogane,Haiti Feb19 to 26 with a local…"
Apr 3, 2011
Mike Mahowald left a comment for William Gibbens
"Thanks for the info Bill I hope you don't mind I added your group in our member links page http://haitireconstruction.ning.com/page/members-links  I am thrilled you want to work on the stove project.  I think this is one of the best…"
Apr 3, 2011
Criss Juliard left a comment for William Gibbens
"Hello William, Welcome to Haiti Reconstruction. Kindly tell us what it that you like to do and how that might fit with Haiti Reconstruction. Tell us a little about yourself and Tennessee! All the best, Criss"
Apr 3, 2011
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Apr 3, 2011
Mike Mahowald left a comment for William Gibbens
"Welcome William Glad to see you join our group,  I hope you can contribute your knowledge to our site. Any questions and comments are appreciated. Please tell us more about yourself and your interest in Haiti.  If you have another group…"
Apr 2, 2011
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Apr 2, 2011

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At 7:17am on April 2, 2011, Mike Mahowald said…

Welcome William

Glad to see you join our group,  I hope you can contribute your knowledge to our site.

Any questions and comments are appreciated.

Please tell us more about yourself and your interest in Haiti.  If you have another group your working with in Haiti what are they doing?   Thanks Mike

At 1:34pm on April 3, 2011, Criss Juliard said…

Hello William, Welcome to Haiti Reconstruction. Kindly tell us what it that you like to do and how that might fit with Haiti Reconstruction. Tell us a little about yourself and Tennessee! All the best,

Criss

At 4:32pm on April 3, 2011, Mike Mahowald said…

Thanks for the info Bill I hope you don't mind I added your group in our member links page

http://haitireconstruction.ning.com/page/members-links 

I am thrilled you want to work on the stove project.  I think this is one of the best programs for most areas of Haiti, I go through Leogane many times every year and know the area like most has a lot of erosion problems.  Our 3-step program starts with vetiver, it is the only way to stop the erosion and is the easiest way!  Since it builds it's own terraces and then starts to hold moisture & neutriants on the hillsides so they can grow more food..  It is only hard trying to explain the benifits to them at first.  Now you can show them that the grass can be cut and used for cooking fuel I am hopeing it will even be easier to get them planting more.

I am working with http://www.miombo.no/ and http://worldstove.com/products/luciastove-for-developing-nations/ they are both so busy now but we hope to have more info soon on our website.

My hope is to get this program together with them and make it easy to for everyone that wants them in Haiti. 

They really want to have them just use pellets but I think that will turn into a big business for a few where if we can get them to work with briquettes that can be made everywhere they have a lot of vetiver they will not have to haul grass as far and can sell it as they sell charcoal now by bringing it to urban areas via the tap tap.  I am going to start a blog and see if people will be interested in commenting on it there. Thanks for what you are doing and keep keep in touch, Mike

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