3 results for tag: food security


Nurturing Long-term Collaboration in Cite Soleil

Daniel during a visit to SOIL in northern Haiti last year Long-time SOIL partner and friend Daniel Tillias was recently nominated as a CNN hero in recognition of his transformative work in Haiti. Daniel is the co-founder of SAKALA, a community-building, sports, education and environmental organization in Cité Soleil and his organization has long used both SOIL toilets and compost in their garden! We first met Daniel in 2004 and have been proud to partner in a variety of ways since then, including in the humanitarian response to the devastating 2010 earthquake. Read an interview with Daniel below to learn more about how SAKALA uses ...

Food Security through Urban Gardens

You may have seen some photos around our social media sites recently highlighting our urban household garden project, known as “Jaden Kay” in Haitian Creole. In this program, SOIL provides working examples, resources, and research to demonstrate how even people in the most dense neighborhoods can utilize locally made compost to create a garden, even if they only have space for a couple of buckets or tires. For less than 10 USD, families can start a garden that will produce an abundance of vegetables like spinach, tomatoes, and corn. SOIL helps gardeners to know the optimal amount of compost to use to get the highest yield. SOIL has experimen...

Exciting Developments in Urban Gardening Taking Root in Shada, Cap-Haitien

Our beloved Madam Bwa amazed us again this month with the beautiful bounty of her rooftop garden. Our jaws dropped at the gleaming jewels of eggplant hanging heavy from their stalks, tomatoes, spinach, peas, basil, oregano, oranges and more! Her roof seemed a veritable Garden of Eden in the middle of Shada’s concrete jungle. Madam Bwa recounted with great relish the pleasure she found in her ability to augment her nutritional palette without having to spend more at the market. Plain rice can now be diri pwa kongo! (rice with Congo peas). Standard spaghetti with red sauce can now be enhanced by sautéed eggplant and fresh basil. Pumpkin soup can be ...