Our plan is simple. The “A Dollar A Tree” program aims to lead a movement that will plant more trees in Haiti than are cut each year. GFLSCI and One Village Planet will apply the model of Nobel Peace Prize Winner Wangari Maathai to focus efforts in rural Haiti, especially amongst women, to achieve a sustainable village based approach to environmental restoration.
The ï¿½A Dollar A Treeï¿½ Program seeks to forest the following five locations in Haiti: Labadie, Derac, Phaeton, Acul and Cap Haitien using 10 different types of fruit and forest trees such as Chadek, Avocado, Lime, Mango, Orange, Cochen, Acacia, Oak, Lucenia, and possibly, Mahogany if available. A new nursery will be created at Habitation Jouissant on Mont Joli to serve Cap Haitien. Our team has witnessed the solidarity present in villages in Haiti to contribute to this cause. The photo below depicts the effort of an entire village, where young and old habitants participated in planting the trees. Each person was given two mango trees to plant on community-owned land and will be responsible for watering his or her own trees. Each person was also given two mango trees to plant and nurture in their own immediate environment. Part of our mission is to give the rural communities both the means and the education to ensure environmental sustainability.