An update on our old tree nursery - and our latest work.

In 2011 we created a tree nursery in Bwalo.  The nursery grew over 40,000 trees for the local area. We've decided not to focus in this area this year - in part because we've got so many other really exciting opportunities! 

Instead, in exchange for a small donation, we are giving people the more difficult to grow and more expensive fruit trees. The money that we get (which is much less than the cost of the trees) can then be used by communities to start other nurseries using the existing Proje Pyebwa Ayiti (Haiti Tree Project) organization. We've found that by asking for a small donation up front, we get buy in from the local folks, plus they are then able to create this small fund to use for additional projects.  

It all gets to our basic philosophy - we don't tell people what to do - we just offer education, resources and support for communities that want to improve their communities.  We believe in honest and open partnerships.

If you'd like to help - head over to our take action page.


Starting a new nursery in LaSucreie

We've been working with some wonderful people in the community of La Sucrerie to create a new nursery.  This is a great example of how the Haiti Tree Project works.  We find partners who have a strong desire to reforest their community and then we work with them in multiple ways.

First we provided education through a seminar led by an agronomist Jean who talked about the importance of reforesting around the gardens and gardening in terraces to stop erosion and mudslides. (apologies for the blurry pictures!)

Agronom meeting

Agronom meeting

Then we provide tools and tree seedlings.

Tools of the trade

Tools of the trade

And then everyone gets involved filling seedling backs with with compost and good soil for planting hardwood trees.


We're really excited about the enthusiasm everyone has for this project!   We appreciate everyone's help so far in making a small, but meaningful difference in our world!