We have seen much progress on our garden projects with the local schools in Haiti. Despite the barriers faced by our partners in the country we have seen improvements in processes and communication.
The Syntropic Workshop attended by Agronomist Gedelmy is really paying off. Gedelmy is using the lessons he learned in the garden, such as doing more with less water, and maximizing water and resources usage. He is in the process of teaching this to the students and incorporating parents and families to spread the knowledge in the community.
The HHN’s Education Committee has made great progress in creating a school garden curriculum, as well as adapting it to the local needs and experiences in Haiti. Specifically, the core of the curriculum is complete, and the current focus is developing creative ways to integrate other lesson plans (math, art, science, etc.) into the garden lesson plan.