2 results for tag: planting


Growing Shade for Trutier

As frequent readers of the SOIL blog will know, our composting waste treatment site in Port-au-Prince is housed within the boundaries of the municipal dump, Trutier. The Trutier dump site has long been one of the city's most degraded and harsh environments, thereby making it an exemplary location to showcase SOIL's land rehabilitation capabilities. The Trutier site is managed by SMCRS (the government solid waste management department) and a company called SOTEK has recently been contracted to conduct a debris recycling project. SMCRS and SOTEK have been working  together to improve and optimize the site. When our friends at SMCRS and SOTEK requested ...

Compost Comin' Up!

SOIL has reached another “turning point” in our composting career! The construction of our three new glasiers (a drying station for the final states of compost production) at our composting site in Mochinette was finished last week, just in time for the emptying of compost bin #1! After three rather “shitty” months cooped up in a poop pen, the poop has been scooped and is ready now for an exciting three more – this time spread out and relaxing on our lovely new glasiers, drying up those winter sorrows and preparing for a fruitful 2013! At the start of each coming month, the pile will be turned and transferred to a new glasier by members of ...