Thank you Mike. Hi every body I let you know that Haiti needs your Help and please help us to rebuilt Haiti by taking care of our earth, by planting trees and by providing education. Let me present myself: I am Olivier COQUILLON, I am from Gris Gris a locality in the south East of Haiti, in 2008 I was the first laureate of my department and they don't even thought of me. Education is the key of all developpment, please sisters and brothers don't be scared to invest in EDUCATION.
Mike, sundrying tomatoes requires them to be brought indoors overnight or the tomatoes will reabsorb the night moisture, unless one full day is enough to completely dry them. And yes, I think they will be accepted in the local cuisine, especially if spiced with one of their like acra. The sundried tomatos have a strongenough taste to hold equally stronger tastes. Can be marinated in oil, although it might be an expensive option in Haiti. In Italy (though I am in Australia) we dry them on wire racks in the sun, and cover them with a cloth for the overnight indoors, no need for solar. Need to contact you Please!
Hi Mike. I represent Association Amis des Enfants in La Gonave and am president of A.A.E. Australia Inc. here in Melbourne, Australia. I would like to make contact in view of some form of cooperation between us, if you please. No need to convince us about vetiver, have been on this issue for years and we are almost making it. Please let me know if I can contact and explore possibilites. Thanks Orietta L'Abbate
B.A. Arch - AWF - EWB
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...another NGO that will donate water wells or help establish school lunch programs for farmers and communities that establish good vetiver hedgerows....I have the NGO already feeding the children at the "out of school meal plan" (our school is damaged), their parents-farmers and many refugees....all they need is the vetiver to plant...
Thank you for showing love for such a desperate nation. Your reward is waiting for you in heaven. I would appreciate to meet junior and see you. My phone number is 507 457 7474(home), and 507 429 6713(cell). We will talk soon and thank you for sending me your contact number.
I reckon the vetiver is much more suiting for IMO's than sawdust. You can easily mass produce with various techniques. Master Cho has a book called "Natural Farming" that is a good start to the process and includes ratios of mixes. Let me know if theres any other info I can help with. Aloha, Jason
I have been working with an NPO getting Vetiver into a nursery environment in Haiti. The plants have been in the ground in Haiti for over a year now, and are large enough to cull slips for expansion plantings. I have been working heavily with Vetiver for eight years now at my nursery in Florida. My main business has always been wetland mitigation, but this grass so intrigued me that I diverted a large portion of my irrigation to it. It certainly hasn't returned any profits to me, but that was never my goal. It is an amazing plant and I believe it can solve a myriad of environmental problems. This grass is still meeting resistance in the USA. I do believe it is the answer for New Orleans, and the dyke systems around Lake Okeechobee in Florida, among other places as well. Not surprisingly, the govt. stands in the way of innovative ideas.
Some day ... some day. If not me, someone else will finally break through the mindset.
I grow the "Sunshine" variety and it is a beautiful and vigorous grass.
The way I prepare and treat my slips makes them healthy and potent well after they are shipped out. It has taken quite a bit of experimenting, but I believe I now have a very superior product and treatment.
I must say it is a wonderfull web site on what I saw about Haiti where I registered myself.
My name is Berber and I am an permaculturist and a photographer. At the moment I am in Holland. I just sailed back from the caribbean. I was born and raised in Curacao in the carribbean. The boat sailed from Holland to Haiti to give helping goods to Haiti and it moved seeds from Port of Prince to Jacmel. Afterwards it sailed to the border of Haiti and Dominican Republic where I joined the ship. (it is an sailing boat without engine. They transport goods from A to b emission free, she is called "Tres Hombres") I sailed from DR to Holland as a cook.
When I was in on the border of DR and Haiti I saw on the local market that Haitians were selling the seeds as food. And not to plant them to create more food. For me it was a little disappointment.
I strongly believe in Permaculture and that the people there should start to come in action to, with the help of foreigners, make there island self sustainable as possible. "We" made them depend on us. It is good to see all these actions you are taking. They should become proud of themself again.
Soon I will go back to the caribbean, to Trinidad to help on a permaculture farm. To help on a PDC maybe telling a bit about my experiences. Afterwards I might go to Surinam to check out a piece of land in which I am able to use. I want to see what kind of possibilities there are according permaculture. Maybe starting a nursery or organize permaculture courses... anything
I would love to come to Haiti and help you guys out and helping the Haitians. Also to exploit myself more in permaculture. As long as it is save.
Below this email is my web site and my weblog about permaculture experience.
Yes, When I was in Trinindad I Planted a lot of Vetiver, It has such a good smell also.
I would love to learn more about Vetiver!
I have a Website my Photography web site www.berbervanbeekphotography.com
and I have a blog which contains some work of me about permaculture wwww.berberoots.blogspot.com.
Still I am wondering if you need some help in Haiti! Soon I will be in the neighborhood so I am more than willing to do some work in Haiti.
Just let me know!!
We are working with APF in the greater Fondwa area. We need to purchase thousands of plants. We are aware that the grass is in Haiti. But we wish to establish a source and a price schedule. Whom would you suggest that we contact? Someone reliable. Thanks, Thomas
Hi Mike, Thanks for the welcome to the site. I'd like to chat about lowland pitpit, and about the simple urine-diverting toilet system I mentioned, that might be a helpful technique right away. The simple UD toilet needs only two plastic buckets and some cinderblocks or something to stand on.
Hi Mike, Thanks for your comment in response to my registration on your website. I actually just discovered your site (and work) this evening, via Randy Mortensen's post on Twitter. I currently support a little girl in Haiti through his organization (World Wide Village.) Matt B (who you mentioned, also from Owatonna) is also a close friend who is partnering with me on some newer projects. I'm looking for connecting points with relief for Haiti and intrigued by your reconstruction endeavors. Thanks again for your response.
found your site through a Twitter post of a colleague. Patricia is my lovely wife and our organization is World Wide Village - you can learn more about the work we've been doing on the ground in Haiti since 2001 at www.worldwidevillage.org
hallow mike, thank you for your reply massage actually i sow your picture in agriculture, field i liked that this project , i wants to come in Haiti for investment project , if you give me cleared suggestion for this project i will be happy .
How is everything going now?
Specially with the hurricane coming and he cholera? At the moment I am in the caribbean. Around new year we go with the boat to Haiti to bring helping goods.
Wishing all the best for Haiti
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