The SOIL and The Forest
On June 4th 2013, members of the SOIL agricultural teams from Port-au-Prince and Cap-Haitien will travel to Sadhana Forest, a remote ecovillage on the southeastern border of Haiti and the Dominican Republic. Located in what is known as the ‘boukara‘, or desert, of Anse-à-Pitre, Haiti, Sadhana Forest is a ecological restoration project that focuses on creating long-term food security for the area of Anse-à-Pitre.
SOIL and Sadhana Forest will collaborate to host an intensive two weeks immersion course on permaculture or what is known as permanent agriculture and permanent culture. They will also be joined by agronomist students from the University of Grand Anse, who will benefit from this learning opportunity as well.This course examplifies SOIL’s commitment to sustainable livelihood development by building local capacity. Check back later this summer for stories and photos from the course.