Invitation: Come out to the Tap Tap Garden opening celebration in Cite Soleil on January 22nd!

Bochika, SAKALA-Pax Christi Ayiti, and SOIL invite you to celebrate a positive milestone of progress and possibility in Haiti: the opening of the Jaden Tap Tap (Tap Tap Garden) and a SOIL EcoSan Toilet in Cite Soleil, Port-au-Prince on January 22.

The celebration begins at 10 am and will include a performance by the internationally-recognized Haitian musician BelO, agricultural demonstrations, youth presentations and performances, and the inauguration of a new community Eco-San toilet.

The Jaden Tap Tap is an acre of former landfill that now symbolizes hope, empowerment, education, and opportunity for the surrounding community. This bountiful garden already has more than 500 brightly painted tires used as planting beds for nutritious fruits and vegetables, a flower garden, and a nursery with over 1000 Moringa saplings – all planted using SOIL’s EcoSan compost! 250 youth-at-risk from SAKALA eagerly participated in the preparation, planting and maintenance of the garden. Your attendance will help us showcase the Jaden Tap Tap as a model for urban agriculture for the neighborhood, country, and the world – demonstrating that bountiful, nutritious gardens can be grown in even the harshest conditions.

If you plan on coming, please RSVP. Media inquires and Haiti or travel questions should be directed to Bochika Haiti Program Director, Ann Marie, annmarie@bochika.org or 305.747.1984. Whether or not you are able to join us, you can celebrate virtually by contributing to the immediate costs of the inauguration and construction of the community Eco-San toilet via our First Giving Page or through PayPal. Any donations over this short-term goal will go directly to the Tap Tap Garden. It is with the generous support of individuals and organizations like you we continue to work together to make Haiti a more sustainable, peaceful, and prosperous country. We look forward to celebrating with you!


2 Replies to "Invitation: Come out to the Tap Tap Garden opening celebration in Cite Soleil on January 22nd!"

  • Piero Schipizza
    January 18, 2012 (2:54 pm)
    Reply

    I would participate with my colleague Jennifer Crosby to the nice event but I should know the address to make a trip request to my Security and Fleet dpts.
    Could you send me the address at my email?
    Thanks
    Piero

  • Corinne Coe
    January 18, 2012 (2:57 pm)
    Reply

    Hi Piero, I’m so glad you will join us. It’s going to be a wonderful event! I’ll email you shortly. Looking forward to seeing you again! Best, Corinne


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