A Cohort of Visionary Agronomy Students

Whenever the scale of the work ahead of us to ensure everybody has access to sanitation in Haiti or that the ecological systems are restored to their life-giving potential feels too daunting, all we need to do is to spend a little time with students in Haiti.

Throughout the summer, SOIL’s office in the north of the country hosted a few wonderful visits from visionary university students across the region who are setting out to build careers in agriculture, soil sciences, and environmental restoration.

In July, a cohort from a university in a town called Pignon and another school in Ouanaminthe came to SOIL’s composting waste treatment site just outside of Cap-Haïtien. While hosting the 30 driven students, SOIL staff led tours and guided engaging conversations with the different groups on safe waste treatment protocols, the market for agricultural-grade compost in Haiti, the nutrient composition of our soil amendment, and the myriad of benefits Konpòs Lakay compost has on soil and land restoration. The students in turn shared thought-provoking questions and big ideas for environmental restoration in Haiti, and told us they were inspired by SOIL’s commitment to the health and safety of the community and the environment alike.

The feeling is mutual!

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