Our plan moving forward is to put more emphasis on reforestation and help for the Haitians to be more effective in their farming and gardening practices. In order to accomplish this we will need to hire a trained Haitian to head this ministry. We would like to identify an agronomist who can take our vision and passion for seeing forests spring up on the Tricotte and surrounding area hillsides and bring it to pass. That person would also be part of our school curriculum, teaching the children from a very early age to take responsibility for their surrounding environment. I can envision each one of our school children given the responsibility of planting and caring for a couple trees. They would plant one on the school property and another at their home.
Our goal is to plant several different species of trees. Some of them will be fruit trees like Mango, Avocado, Lemon and Lime. Within a few years these would be producing fruit crops that will be able to be harvested for the financial benefit of the growers. We will also plant some Mahogany trees which were native to Haiti. They have been all but deforested out of the land and need to be reintroduced to the area. And then there are Moringa trees that grow fast and have great medicine value. They are also renewable so when cut back will grow back quickly. They have a good root system that helps much with the erosion problem.