We are believers that improving methods of growing food can improve entire communities. Some communities can use extra help. Garden Pool teamed up with Naturopaths Without Borders and built a Garden Pool in Haiti!
We feel that Garden Pool Haiti will not only provide fresh electricity, food and medicinal herbs year round, but it will also teach others how to replicate the GP system and help spread the knowledge to many surrounding areas. We will also be bringing new GP water sterilization technology to Haiti as soon as it is ready.
Garden Pool taught the GP Certification course in Creole and English to the folks in Haiti this February-March 2014. Americans from Arizona, New Jersey, and Hawaii also attended to learn and volunteer. A dozen local Haitians received the GP certification, including several agronomists and representatives to over 100 local farmers. We ended up bringing a mixed pallet of medical goods and building supplies, we built Haiti’s first rooftop Garden Pool, made a bamboo goat/chicken area, and dug and hand pumped an amazing tiliapia pond. We plan to re-visit GP Haiti annually, as funding permits, and to also build new facilities with the certified Haitian GP designers. The climate in Haiti proved to be perfect and the people were very appreciative of what we will continue to bring, a sustainable way to grow food.
We appreciate the support and donations we have received from the community, local businesses, and corporations.
Watch the Garden Pool Haiti build here:
Here are a few pictures since the build, courtesy of Naturopath’s Without Borders: