3 results for tag: ecology


In the Business of Change: Promoting Sustainable Sanitation in Haiti

As we kick off the New Year, we're doubling down on our commitment to expand access to safe and sustainable sanitation in Haiti and we were excited to join See Change's Elisa Birnbaum for an episode of their podcast, In the Business of Change, to talk more about it. In the episode, SOIL's co-founder and Executive Director Sasha Kramer recounts how SOIL blended principles from the fundamentals of ecology and human rights advocacy to build a holistic sanitation service that takes on a symptom of poverty, in this case a lack of access to sanitation, and transforms it into an environmental solution. If you've ever wondered about how SOIL started ...

Together We Plant for Change!

The 18th of May – Flag Day – is a day of pride and reflection for Haitians as the anniversary of the date when the first Haitian Flag was created after independence. All over the country celebrations happened: there were parades with marching bands and drill teams, gymnastics, music and presentations. Each school participated in activities to honor the day. SOIL invited students from the middle school College Bell Angelot to come learn about our activities and plant 135 trees (one for each student) on our grounds. We worked together to plant Moringa, Papaya, Sweet Orange and Avocado trees. As we planted the trees, we taught the students about ...

California Dreaming: SOIL's Agriculture Director Heads to Sustainable Farming Training

We are pleased to announce that our Cap-Haitien Agricultural Director, Romel Toussaint, has been awarded a scholarship to the Ecology Action six month internship! In this program, participants get involved in hands-on research in sustainable agriculture and closed-system food production using  GROW BIOINTENSIVE techniques. These practices maximize the effect of natural processes to improve sustainability and productivity. Double-dug beds, with soil loosened to a depth of 24 inches, aerate the soil, facilitate root growth, and improve water retention. Close plant spacing protects soil microorganisms, reduce water loss, and maximize yields. ...