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Haiti Gardens – First Fruit – Urban Agriculture


This plot of land, owned by renowned Haitian agronomist, environmentalist and pastor, Miradieu Estinvil, will be an agricultural college and demonstration site.

Group’s goal: improving economic and nutrition conditions of Haitian men and women

Director: Dienata T. Estinvil
Main office: Haiti Gardens/ First Fruit
Latremblay 12, Turbé Jonc
Croix des Bouquets, Haiti
Phone: (509) 3682-7472; 3452-7082

Excerpt:

One of the Purpose’s of the Haiti Gardens/First Fruit is Agriculture and food security by teaching Haitians to be self sufficient through farming and urban agriculture, learn them how to integrate these foods into their daily diet, create some of the income for the family and becomes an economic driver for the urban agricultural program and they will return to the rural areas with their families, thus reducing the strain and burden on the cities and be able to live in thriving communities. We truly believe this project has potential to effect generations in a very positive way.

Mission
We have heard that it is better to teach one to fish than to fish for them…………that is what Haiti Gardens /First Fruit is all about, teaching both men and women the principle techniques and methods of farming so they may provide for their families. It is a ministry that will raise the quality of life through improved the lives ensure food security and enlightened urban agricultural practices and that will affect people today, tomorrow and for generations to come, so they no longer have to beg for bread and ultimately become a blessing to the Nation of Haiti.

Haiti Gardens/ First Fruit strategy is directed toward improving economic and nutrition conditions of Haitian men and women, to offer courses in sustainable agriculture. Teaching adults who attend the center how to grow food for their families, work to educate communities members and to demonstrate sustainable subsistence agriculture methods including: urban horticulture project which incorporates aspects of fruit and vegetable production under adverse conditions, health and nutrition, waste conversion and income-generation through small-scale industries. Apart from demonstrating various technologies, HG/FF intends to assist with small-scale composting activities, paper-makers activities, community nurseries, small-scale animal production, Health and nutrition.

To get in touch:
Director: Dienata T. Estinvil
Main office: Haiti Gardens/ First Fruit
Latremblay 12, Turbé Jonc
Croix des Bouquets, Haiti
Phone: (509) 3682-7472; 3452-7082

1 comment

1 Ron Noe { 04.29.12 at 12:22 pm }

Wish you God’s Speed and keep up posted!