Preparing the Pilot/Test Farm
The sun in Haiti is hot and relentless. so depending on the crop, shade may need to be provided. To provide flexibility for the students with their field work, we’ve installed a “shade house” over a portion of the land apportioned to and co-located with the School. On the other hand, year around plant watering from rain alone for most crops is insufficient (given the rainy and dry seasons), so water catchment, drip irrigation and desalination systems are often needed. While hardly a glamorous photograph, you can see the beginnings of a cistern that we are now building for future use on the School’s pilot/ test farm.
Even still … we are ever mindful that we plant and water, but it is God who truly gives the increase (to paraphrase 1 Corinthians 3:6).