|Mark trying to get warm. Between 3,500 and 3,800 feet above sea level, the site was chilly, especially when a heavy downpour began, a few minutes after our presentation was finished.|
|Houses and yard in the Pâque-Orange area of Lèogâne. A typical scenario for mountain homes is two or more homes clustered together, each belonging to various members of the extended famil. The yards are typically filled with shade and fruit trees. Our challenge as we work with people on their yard gardens is NOT to re-invent something they already do very well, but to find niches in these systems where we can help people produce even more. One concern, for example, is that fruit trees produce seasonally. So we can focus on techniques that can allow families to produce food on a daily basis. Intensive planting of moringa trees and Haitian basket vines are possible options.|
We got back down to the "flatland" Tuesday PM about 2 o'clock, and slept a good part of the rest of the day. Even Boston slept, and he is usually meeting with some group or other, or doing workshops, during whatever part of the day he isn't hosting us or leading us up or down some mountain.