Appropriate Technology Agro-ecology and sustainable communities in Mission Work In Haiti High impact mission projects to provide timely and sustainable solutions for urgent issues in Thomas/in Haiti Bruce Campbell , June 26, 2011
Sustainable infrastructure and appropriate technology improvements for the School Lunch Program and School in general School is microcosm of community Pyrolytic Stoves and Kitchen Improvements Organic Kitchen Garden(s) and Composting Bio-sand Filters Dry Eco-sanitation Greywater collection and use Rainwater harvest and water harvesting earthworks Permaculture Approaches to restore soils, watersheds and sustainable communities
Pyrolytic Stove Solutions Eliminates most smoke and CO (healthy cooking environment) Can burn almost any dry biomass (inexpensive & eliminates need for wood/deforestation) Can produce valuable by-product/income stream: bio-char Carbon negative Possible small businesses fabricating pyrolytic stoves Working with WorldStove President
Haitian model of the 'Lucia' stove that turns biomass into biochar, and cooks dinner, too
Organic Kitchen/Demonstration Garden(s) and Composting Collaboration between local farmers and school Teach children / parents how to grow nutritious organic food sustainably Grow food for School Lunch Program Need to clear space(s) for kitchen garden(s) and composting bins (food forest landscape) Trial, Demonstration and Instructional Garden (farmers, school and community) Teach science and sustainability through garden concepts
Sanitation and Hygiene Inadequate public and household sanitation is a major cause of childhood mortality and environmental degradation Pit toilets and cesspools dominant technology Ground and surface water contamination Cholera outbreaks Disease vectors Malodorous and unsanitary
Dry Eco-Sanitation Solutions Dry collection and aerobic composting of human excreta is hygienic, kills all pathogens and produces a high value/quality organic fertilizer. The Give Love Dry EcoSan system and its successful field implementation UMCOR and UMVIM Pilot project collaboration with Give Love
The Big Picture Mission Projects to assist Haitian schools/ communities develop and evolve sustainably Similarities in sustainable organic agriculture/gardening and use of appropriate technologies at the Garden of Grace and Haitian School Program Garden of Grace as a training resource for missionaries preparing for appropriate and sustainable technology projects.