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Angers Nursery & School Room by Dror Yaron

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Dror Yaron Dror Yaron
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1.82 Gigapixels
Date added
Jun 01, 2011
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May 06, 2011

GigapanMagazine.org Will open in a new tab or window vol 3 issue 4

It's a long ride up the mountain from the Hospital to the village of Angers, and an even longer walk. The evidence of centuries of deforestation in Haiti is all-too visible on these mountains. Conservation in the developing world is a complex problem that requires innovative solutions. Understanding that agroforestry in formerly deforested landscapes is a promising strategy, Friends of HAS Haiti developed the Haiti Timber Re-Introduction Project to address the environmental, economic and health needs that are so urgent in these parts of Haiti. A marriage of agriculture and literacy training, HTRIP empowers local landowners and communities who participate in the program. Each graduate of the program learns how to grow three types of trees – fruit-bearing, lumber-producing, and soil-enriching. Built in 2006, this particular experimental tree plot was one of HTRIP’s first, and is situated alongside a school. This schoolhouse is built to house students from first through twelfth grade at once. One instructor will attend to one group of students at a time, before moving along to the next. At this school, the sessions only last for a half-day, at the end of which each student is allowed to collect a bucket of water from the cistern to take home to his or her family. When this shot was taken, school had already let out for the day. The gentleman seated in the empty schoolroom is, himself, a graduate from HTRIP’s education program, and also a landowner. His own plot is situated near to this school.

Learn more about the Haiti Timber Re-Introduction Project here: friendsofhas.org/projects/htrip.php3 Will open in a new tab or window
Silent video exploring this nursery and its surroundings: seehaiti.posterous.com/anger-15750 Will open in a new tab or window

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  1. Dan Langfitt

    Dan Langfitt (September 06, 2011, 09:44AM )

    The community of Angers I has graduated 47 men and 81 women to date, and planted over 100 tree plots. This panorama was taken midway through the nursery production cycle... by the end of this summer, Angers had produced 6,480 tree seedlings, bringing its total tree production to 35,021 since it began working with us in 2006-2007.

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