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My Hands and Heart in Haiti
My Hands and Heart in Haiti
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Wet/Dry Tropical

Andrew Millison Bronwyn White Dan Smith Hannes Dettmann Lorenzo Di Sandro Marcin Gerwin Natasha Turner
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My Hands and Heart in Haiti

Project Type

Urban, Community, Philanthropic/aid, Demonstration, Educational

Project Summary

At the heart of this project is a desire to support the rebuilding of Haiti, based on a vision of sustainable development that takes care of people and the land. This year, Bonita will be going back to Haiti for 5 weeks and volunteering with AMURT, training a group of facilitators and local leaders to give 1-day permaculture trainings in their communities.

Project Description

In Port-au-Prince, the intention is to train some of AMURT's facilitators and community leaders to deliver 1-day introductory trainings on permaculture and 1-day intro trainings on Nonviolent Communication. Learning to design communities, gardens and businesses in harmony with nature, and engaging all community members with communication and conflict resolution practices that uphold respect and solidarity, we believe, are essential tools towards a brighter future for Haiti.

Bonita plans to volunteer 5 weeks in PAP this spring.  She has fundraised to cover her own transportation there, and to provide additional financial support to: AMURT, Noramise Helping Hands, and SOIL.

This project aims to make more permaculture education available to Haitians, and to support the network of permaculture students and teachers living and working in Haiti.


Photos from Haiti

Check out the photos from my work in Haiti (spring 2011). Gardens in the city, beginnings of a mandala garden, erosion problems, swales and more swales, beneficial connections, trainings and more!

Posted about 12 years ago (2 comments)

Transforming Waste and Creating Connections

We are focussing on 3 design principles from permaculture (stacking functions, beneficial relationships, and starting small) as well as the concepts of universal needs and multiple strategies to meet our needs from Nonviolent Communication.

Posted about 12 years ago (0 comments)

A Drop in an Ocean and Sowing Seeds

By this time next week, my plan is to have given two 5-day trainings; trained over 40 teacher-trainers, community animators, and agronomists from three organisations and five sites; and coached three teams on their projects using permaculture design.

Posted almost 13 years ago (3 comments)
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