27 results for tag: Theo Talks


Theo Talks Episode 26: Rat Catcher

To all fifteen fans of the SOIL Theo Talks series (you know who you are): we sincerely apologize that it's been so long since the last episode. While there's been no shortage of footage being produced by SOIL's irrepressible Regional Director in Cap-Haitien, Theo Huitema, we have had some technical issues transferring these videos from Theo's FlipCam to the World Wide Web. But have no fear - the series continues! So without further ado, it's now time to rejoin Theo on another adventure in EcoSan! In Theo Talks Episode 26, Theo makes a short video "in honor of the rat catcher" on a calm, sunny day at the SOIL composting waste treatment facility in ...

Theo Talks Episode 25: Chicken House

One of the secrets behind SOIL's success is that we respond quickly to changing conditions on the ground, and we always prioritize the needs of the communities where we work. This can mean that there are sometimes small delays, but in the long-run our projects are more effective. But in Theo Talks Episode 25, SOIL's ever-entertaining Regional Director for Cap-Haitien, Theo Huitema, documents a small unorthodox delay in the roll out of household toilets in Cap-Haitien. According to Theo, "What we say at SOIL: We can do it! It only takes a little more time than we thought." We hope you enjoy this short video and then take a few minutes to check out ...

Theo Talks Episode 24: Duckling Recon

In Theo Talks Episode 24, Theo disappears into the SOIL garden in Port-au-Prince in search of the new ducklings. Is Theo just observing these cute ducklings in their natural habitat or is he plotting to kidnap the ducks for the SOIL farm in Cap-Haitien? Does the surprise garden visitor at the end foil the plot or just temporarily delay the inevitable duck-napping? We won't give anything more away so you'll have to watch this video to find out! We hope you enjoy this short video and then take a few minutes to check out the full Theo Talks series.

Theo Talks Episode 23: What Are They Looking For

In the words of Edward Hoagland, "In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely try to train him to be semihuman. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog." In this episode of Theo Talks, Regional Director Theo Huitema's continuing search for raison d'etre leads him into the recesses of the canine mind.  Join him as he finally finds out what it's all about We hope you enjoy this short video and then take a few minutes to check out the full Theo Talks series.

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 21: First Honey

Haiti has a long tradition of beekeeping with apiary skills commonly being passed down through the generations. In a continued effort to support rural income development in Haiti, SOIL has recently joined the effort and become home to a few hives of honey bees. In a short video from the recent Theo Talks archives, join SOIL's charismatic Regional Director Theo Huitema as he explores his inner-aparian and is confronted with that timeless question: "To bee or not to bee?" We hope you enjoy this short video and then take a few minutes to check out the full Theo Talks series.

Theo Talks Episode 20: Pouring Rain

Join SOIL’s charismatic Regional Director Theo Huitema on another adventure. In Theo Talks Episode 20, Theo uses a midday rainstorm as a chance to give you a glimpse of how quickly floodwater builds up during a late summer storm. This Theo Talks episode will have you cheering for the potential for "trees growing with the compost of SOIL" to fight further soil erosion. We hope you enjoy this short video and then take a few minutes to check out the full Theo Talks series.

Theo Talks Episode 19: Shopping for Supplies

In Theo Talks Episode 19, Theo's trip to the lumber yard gets momentarily interrupted by some unexpected guests. As Theo says: "this video was going about the wood... You can see how concentrated I am making my videos". All in all, this Theo Talks provides an interesting glimpse of a cemetery, domino players, and some irresistible little friends. We hope you enjoy this short video and then take a few minutes to check out the full Theo Talks series.

Theo Talks Episode 18: Fishing in a Compost Bin

Join SOIL’s charismatic Regional Director Theo Huitema on another adventure. In Theo Talks Episode 18, Theo  provides humorous commentary while we watch "the man with the basket" fish in our fish ponds that are made from repurposed concrete compost bins! These were SOIL's very first bins, but had to be discontinued and are now the homes of lots of little (and some big) fish! By raising fish, SOIL increases rural incomes, provides increased livelihood opportunities, and improves food security in northern Haiti. We hope you enjoy this short video and then take a few minutes to check out the full Theo Talks series.

Theo Talks Episode 17: Is Chicken Flavor Sleeping?

Join SOIL’s charismatic Regional Director Theo Huitema on another adventure. In Theo Talks Episode 17, Theo stops to consider whether the SOIL cat, named Chicken Flavor, is alive and well. By the end of the video we've had ample time to admire "complete relaxation", but we still don't know how the cat got his name. Maybe this discovery will be covered in a future Theo Talks episode? We hope you enjoy this short video and then take a few minutes to check out the full Theo Talks series.