Remarkable New Documentary on Ecological Restoration and Permaculture in Haiti

Posted by on Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 2:59 pm

“One Day, Everything Will Be Free” is the title of a remarkable new feature-length documentary on an ecological restoration and permaculture community in Haiti. The film is still in final editing, but you can see an inspiring preview and get more information at The movie explores the challenges, motivations, and broader implications of Sadhana Forest […]

In-Depth Reporting from Haiti Brings More Disturbing News

Posted by on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 12:18 am

As one of the co-founders of the Sustainable Haiti Coalition, I’ve been feeling guilty lately about how little time I’m able to spend on sustaining our initiatives in Haiti. The demands of the local situation, especially after Hurricane Sandy, and following several financially-disastrous years for many of us, have diminished the hope of leading a […]

Day Three: A New Life

Posted by on Tuesday, April 5, 2011 at 6:14 am

[Some of this is reconstructed from handwritten notes and from memory. Beginning with Day 3, I had trouble keeping up with the stream of events, and fell asleep before I was able to get it all recorded; and at the end of the fourth day the charging mechanism in my MacBook failed, taking with it […]

Appeal for Kreyol Translation of Permaculture Manual

Posted by on Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 4:01 pm

Hi all! We are about to launch our 2 1/2-month Train-the-Trainer for the Nouvelle Vie Youth Corps. Twenty of our strongest Haitian youth leaders will be trained to facilitate community empowerment and meditation workshops, yoga courses, and, of course Permaculture trainings, focused on food security and composting/waste management. We’ve been searching for Kreyol translations of […]

Initial Follow up to Sunday’s conference call on Creating a Sustainable Future for Haiti

Posted by on Monday, March 1, 2010 at 10:55 am

An immediate thank you to all those who were on the conference call on Sunday evening. The comments were pertinent, helpful, and insightful. Participants represented more than 30 groups and viewpoints (see list here), and we’ll be following up as appropriate with individuals regarding their specific interests and suggestions. Here are some key points: We have […]

Individuals and Organizations Joining the Call for a More Sustainable Haiti

Posted by on Sunday, February 28, 2010 at 10:53 am

For information on joining the call see Guidelines and Agenda for the Sustainable Haiti Call and Haiti – A Way Forward. The following groups and individuals have indicated an interest in collaborating or joining the conversation:

Update on Haiti – February 26, 2010

Posted by on Friday, February 26, 2010 at 10:39 am

On Wednesday, along with close to a thousand people, I attended the UNA-Haiti conference at the UN, and the follow-on conversation at the Turkish Mission. The stated aim of the conference was to foster partnerships to allow the re-building of Haiti “against all odds.” “Controlled chaos” is the way one person described it. For the […]

Haiti – A Way Forward

Posted by on Sunday, February 21, 2010 at 10:36 am

The “Working Group for a Sustainable Future for Haiti,” which was convened at the Institute for Sustainable Enterprise at Fairleigh Dickinson University, has released “Haiti – A Way Forward,” an 8-page discussion paper intended as the basis for a conference call scheduled for Sunday, February 28, 2010 at 6 p.m. EST, and you are invited […]