13 results for author: SOIL Visitor


OAEC Guest Blog: From Metal to Magic – Spending Sunday with SOIL

Our Collaboration in Haiti OAEC was invited to visit to Haiti by SOIL (Sustainable Organic Integrated Livelihoods –www.oursoil.org) as an organizational exchange to help each other further current projects. SOIL’s formal mission is “SOIL promotes dignity, health, and sustainable livelihoods through the transformation of waste into resources”, specifically humanure waste into pathogen-free compost that can be used to increase soil fertility. OAEC will support SOIL in a permaculture design at their Cap Haitien farm site and SOIL will consult with OAEC about the best practices they have developed to collect, process, and research humanure ...

OAEC Guest Blog: Wynne Farm

We met our translator today, Jean Arnaud. He is Haitian and has lived in the US off and on since he was 10 years old. He studied permaculture at UMASS and was part of the 2012 student team awarded the Champions of Change Challenge, part of President Obama’s Winning the Future initiative. Jean is a true ambassador for us – he straddles both cultures of the US and Haiti linguistically, culturally, ecologically; he is an experienced permaculturist understanding the work OAEC and SOIL are collaborating on, and he has worked with SOIL before so he knows all the players as well as others in related fields that we should learn from. We are so thankful ...

OAEC Guest Blog: We Have arrived! First Evening In Port-au-Prince

After surviving an overnight flight and long morning of sleeping on the infamously freezing floor of the Miami airport, we (Kendall Dunnigan, Brock Dolman and Sashwa Burrous) arrived in the late afternoon to the warm and welcoming sounds of Haitian music pouring out of the little Port-au-Prince (PAP) airport. Sasha Kramer from SOIL picked us up in the “basset mobile” (unfortunately, her sweet puppy was not along for the ride) and drove us through the bustling Friday afternoon streets of PAP to Rita’s Guesthouse. Beautifully painted tap-taps (truck taxis called tap taps because you knock on the inside when you want to get out) honked and ...