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Theo Talks Episode 22: Theo Weathers the Storm

Are the autumn drizzles getting you down? We’ve got something that help you though this difficult time! It’s rainy season in Haiti and even our ever-sunny SOIL Regional Director Theo Huitema is not immune from a “few” rain drops. Join Theo as he weathers a nasty Caribbean storm out of his house (built in a former SOIL compost bin) at the SOIL farm in Limonade. Some former weather proofing of this compost bin-turned-house might be in order! We hope you enjoy this short video and then take a few minutes to check out the full Theo Talks series.

Theo Talks Episode 13: Smoking The Bees

Join SOIL’s charismatic Regional Director Theo Huitema on another adventure in EcoSan. This time Theo visits with the SOIL beekeepers as they begin the harrowing task of transferring the bees from the log that they arrived in to their freshly made hive boxes. Here's a quote from the video to give you a taste of the excitement you're in for with this latest Theo Talks episode: "They are putting a machete into the treelog. This is a terrible method! This is more terrible than pulling out your teeth...with his bare hand!....this bees are coming!....oh my god oh my god...." Enjoy watching! Check out the entire Theo Talks series here!

Bees Arrive at the SOIL Farm

Last Saturday, beekeepers arrived at the SOIL farm carrying two bee-laden hollowed-out logs on their shoulders, and it didn’t take them long to transfer the bees to the two wooden boxes constructed specially to house them and support honey production. That same afternoon SOIL friends and staff members clambered to be first in line to taste the pieces of extra honey comb oozing with rich, amber honey. Jean Claude and Job Etienne from SOIL's agriculture team, sectioned off pieces to hand out to the curious crowd that had gathered around (at a safe distance from the busy humming coming from the back of our nursery). The honey they yielded was sweet, ...

Theo Talks Episode 3: Sexing the Fish

Join SOIL's Regional Director, Theo Huitema, on another adventure in EcoSan. In Theo Talks Episode 3, you'll see SOIL's Job Etienne, Nick Preneta and Sasha Kramer attempting to "sex" fish. In the background you'll see Theo's house, made out of a former compost bin, at the SOIL farm and tree nursery in Cap-Haitien, Haiti. We're still looking for a name for this beautiful site and we need you help. Enter a name suggestion in the Name the SOIL Tree Nursery and Farm Contest and you'll have a chance to win some great SOIL prizes! Check out the full Theo Talks series.

Theo Talks Episode 2: Cultivating Zaboka

Join SOIL's Regional Director, Theo Huitema, on another adventure in EcoSan. In Theo Talks Episode 2, Theo gives a short, enjoyable tour of the young tree seedlings being cultivated at the SOIL nursery in Cap-Haitien. And speaking of the tree nursery... we need a new name for this nursery and we'd love to hear your suggestions! Enter a name suggestion in the SOIL Name the Tree Nursery Contest here and you might just win a SOIL 2013 calendar. Check out the full Theo Talks series.