Time: April 29, 2012 from 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Location: First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia
Street: 2125 Chestnut Street
City/Town: Philadelphia, PA 19103
Website or Map: http://www.philauu.org
Event Type: adult, education
Organized By: Martha Copithorne
Latest Activity: Apr 25, 2012
Justin Trezza, the Field Program Director of Sustainable Harvest International (SHI) will be speaking on the exciting work of SHI in Central America. SHI provides farming families with the training and tools to preserve our planet’s tropical forests while overcoming poverty. SHI trains local people in sustainable techniques such as mulching, composting, biochar, nitrogen fixing trees and crops, vermiculture, rice paddies, natural pest controls, etc, as well as building wood conserving stoves, chicken coops and even fish ponds. These extension agents go to villages where farm families have traditionally been using slash and burn techniques. The work dramatically improves the fertility of existing land, yielding larger and more varied crops. The families health improves, their income increases from selling surplus crops, and they stop slashing and burning the rainforest.
For more information about SHI go to www.sustainableharvest.org and come on the 29th.