Earth Day

Earth Day

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The celebration of Earth Day has been postponed to Saturday, May 13, due to heavy rainfall on the Farm.

Over the next five years, as Earth Day moves closer to its 50th anniversary, we’re calling on you to help us achieve one of our most ambitious goals yet —we’re planting a hundred thousand trees and we’re starting now.

Why Trees?

Trees help combat climate change. They absorb excess and harmful CO2 from our atmosphere. In fact, in a single year, an acre of mature trees absorbs the same amount of CO2 produced by driving the average car 26,000 miles.

Trees help us breathe clean air. Trees absorb odors and pollutant gases (nitrogen oxides, ammonia, sulfur dioxide and ozone) and filter particulates out of the air by trapping them on their leaves and bark.

Trees help Haiti. Trees help communities achieve long-term economic and environmental sustainability and provide food, energy and income.

Plant a tree. Make a donation. Activate your friends and social networks.

Earth Day 2017 Description for Sponsors (PDF)

Bamboo Workshop

Bamboo Workshop

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The Architectural Association School of Architecture is organizing the next Bamboo workshop.

In our fifth Haitian adventure, we will be working in groups to intensively learn a design methodology, software tools, and use this to propose an efficient, iconic bamboo structure. In the later 2/3 of the course, we will build one design as one group, and the construction will act as a catalyst for participants to learn about bamboo: joints; species selection; treatment; taxonomy; cutting; and propagation. Haiti’s lack of lightweight materials due to devastating deforestation, creates a problem only compounded by the hurricane and seismic threat. Nowhere in the world requires the integration of computational design tools, new construction methods, and lightweight materials more than this Island paradise and we are inviting you to join us and demonstrate the social, cultural, economic and ecological role of the architect, and take away compelling individual portfolios.

 

World Bamboo Day

World Bamboo Day

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World Bamboo Day is a day of celebration to increase the awareness of bamboo globally. Where bamboo grows naturally, bamboo has been a daily element, but its utilization has not always been sustainable due to exploitation. The Wynne Farm aims to bring the potential of bamboo to a more elevated exposure – to protect natural resources and the environment, to ensure sustainable utilization, to promote new cultivation of bamboo for new industries in regions around Haiti, as well as promote traditional uses locally for community economic development.