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Haiti Homefront
Haiti Homefront
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Sans, Ouanaminthe, HT
+509 31052449
Climate zone:
Wet/Dry Tropical

Carly Gillham Hannes Dettmann Willi Paul
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Haiti Homefront

Project Type

Urban, Residential, School Projects, Educational

Project Summary

This is where we put permaculture into practice at home: compost, worm bin, chickens, pollywogs, herb gardens, pineapple, avocado, mango, soursop, veggies, and more.

Project Description

Permaculture is a little trickier for us here than back in Texas, because there is a resident custodian to help, and our Creole is still below toddler level. Of course, they have their own way of doing things here. We are learning a lot, because we are so new to gardening as it is.

However, there are some things we have learned and would like to implement, but the language barrier can be intense. We've been digging up A LOT of buried and scattered plastic trash, loosening a lot of compacted soil, and using a lot of well water.

We do have peppers, tomatoes, and other veggies growing. Some of these we transplanted from our old place, and they seem to be recovering from the shock very well. Others we had to leave behind (climbing beans and squash and melons). I really hope someone took the garden over. We dug out our tree seedlings and brought those with us to the new place as well, because we couldn't bear to leave them behind.

Much of this an educational experience for us and our children. We have a goat, chickens, worms, compost, pollywogs, and plants, and we hope to incorporate aquaponics and a milk cow in the near future.



Closing up Shop

Moved House to the DR

Posted over 12 years ago (0 comments)

Chickens Penned, We Can Start Planting

Chickens love sprouts and so do grasshoppers . . . and ants . . . and mice

Posted about 13 years ago (1 comments)

Learning from the Locals

Rogue potatoes, coconut spoons, and sharpening a machete

Posted about 13 years ago (0 comments)

Big Foot Is Dead :-(

I like my chickens, and it really bothers me when they die.

Posted about 13 years ago (0 comments)

Chicken Woes and Worm Mating

Learning from the locals, chickens dying, worms at a standstill

Posted about 13 years ago (3 comments)
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