[permaculture] Solar ovens to Haiti

Josh serjosh at gmail.com
Fri Feb 5 22:14:51 EST 2010


I've read stories that the local trees have been decimated by people
trying to quickly rebuild shanty towns(not trying to be offensive).
So twigs and sticks may actually be in short supply.  But I'm not
there. *shrug*

On Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 7:24 PM, jenny Nazak <jnazak at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Lawrence, I am a huge fan of rocket stoves. As little fuel as they need - just twigs - does Haiti have even that much wood locally available?
>
> The task would be to find fast-growing coppiceable fuelwood species for the region. Anyone know which trees fit this bill? First place to look would be Dominican Republic: right next door, and hasn't been deforested as Haiti has.
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> And while those trees are being grown, the locals need an interim supply of sticks to fuel those wonderful, high-efficiency, low-emission rocket stoves.
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