[permaculture] Fw: leiderman-baird: permaculture response teams--attachment

Evan Schoepke thejulianeffect at gmail.com
Fri Jan 15 19:25:22 EST 2010


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> Hey Rhonda,
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I would love to help with coordinating teams and funneling money stateside
as I'm getting about one email every ten minutes about this Permaculture
Relief Corps idea.  I think I may have just secured a invite to post a
kickstarter.com project which is great because kickstarter.com is an amazing
crowd funding site!  So hopefully in two weeks time or so not only will
teams have formed, and they will be coordinated with the larger aid
agencies, but they will have their own resource pool for their work!  Lets
keep the momentum going!  When people talk about reparations (climate, debt,
slavery) for colonial abuses no place in the western hemisphere was abused
as bad as Haiti.
Lets help make some things right!

Thanks for all the encouragement everyone I'm about to post a update with
all the new info thus far gathered.
I apologized about the mixed ups with Robyn F's and Darren's
D's involvement things have gotten sorted out now.

~evan

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>    The Haitian Resource Development Foundation (HRDF), a 501(c)3
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>    United States Federal Tax I.D. No. 72-1074482, was established in 1987
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>    the State of Louisiana. This Foundation is also recognied by the
>    government of Haiti as a Non-Governmental Organization (N.G.O.) under
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>    RE: No. MPCEFP/1993/94/17 and registered in the archives of Le Ministere
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> SUGGESTED TEMPLATE
> FOR COORDINATING EARTHQUAKE RESPONSE TEAMS
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> January
> 2010
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> Thank
> you for your generous and important offer of response teams!  Imagine the
> worst condition you ever worked
> under and multiply by 10. This factor 10 is high because of the population
> density, the destruction of much governmental, public and private
> infrastructure and the general lack of coordination as of now.  Answering
> the following questions will help
> you for your trip. They follow the same formula for investigations and
> journalism:  who? what? where? when? why?
> how? how many? how much? how fast? etc.
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> want you to be as certain and as well prepared as you can possibly be.
> HRDF will be willing to help you over any
> sticking points and uncertainties.
> Please stay in touch with us.
> Logistics coordination is at this time is of paramount importance.
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> are your teams’ specialties?
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> there be men and women in your group, if so how many of each?
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> they bring supplies and equipment with them and, if so, what kind and how
> much?
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> will be your teams’ guides and caretakers? Do you have that commitment in
> writing?
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> long will they stay? Do you intend to have any rotation in and out of the
> country?
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> what part of the country do you plan to offer your services?
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> you intend the people to come to you or will you go to them?
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> will provide your meals, transportation and fuel?
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> will you publicize your services?
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> Aldy
> Castor MD  aldyc at att.net
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> President,
> Haitian Resource Development Foundation (HRDF)
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> Stuart Leiderman, Environmental Refugees and Ecological Restoration
> leiderman at mindspring.com
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> Rhonda
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>  Permaculture Designer & Teacher
> Editorial Services
> Fiber Arts
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>  This message may contain confidential and/or proprietary information, and
> is intended for the person/entity to whom it was originally addressed. Any
> use by others is strictly prohibited.
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> --- On Fri, 1/15/10, Rhonda <rk.baird at yahoo.com> wrote:
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> From: Rhonda <rk.baird at yahoo.com>
> Subject: [permaculture] Fw: leiderman-baird: permaculture response teams,
> thank you
> To: "permaculture" <permaculture at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Cc: "Ann Kreilkamp" <arkcrone at gmail.com>
> Date: Friday, January 15, 2010, 9:58 AM
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> In May 2009, I spoke with Stuart Leiderman about a potential USAID funded
> project (Lakou-Permaculture) that would work regionally, over the long term
> getting permaculture throughout the country. (I know, USAID). I wrote Stuart
> this morning and his response is below (and in the attachments). He asks
> many of the same questions Bob Waldrop posed in his message to the list.
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> I would be willing to help coordinate from here. I imagine that two or
> three teams might be able to connect with Stuart at the regional sites he
> has identified--and to work with response. Memorandums of Understanding
> between Pc groups and the Haitian non-profit that Leiderman coordinates with
> could solve many of the 'invisible structure' logistics. Since Leiderman
> works with ecological refugees in Haiti and other countries, I believe he
> has the experience and insight to be a very good contact.
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> I offer up his response in hopes we can connect move the discussion into
> fruitful action.
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> If I can answer questions or help coordinate, I would be happy to do so.
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> best,
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> Rhonda
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>   Permaculture Designer & Teacher
> Editorial Services
> Fiber Arts
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>   This message may contain confidential and/or proprietary information, and
> is intended for the person/entity to whom it was originally addressed. Any
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> --- On Fri, 1/15/10, leiderman at mindspring.com <leiderman at mindspring.com>
> wrote:
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> From: leiderman at mindspring.com <leiderman at mindspring.com>
> Subject: leiderman-baird: permaculture response teams, thank you
> To: "Rhonda Baird Permaculture for Haiti" <river_bird_1 at yahoo.com>
> Date: Friday, January 15, 2010, 8:40 AM
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> dear Rhonda:
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> good morning and I'm really glad to hear from you.  we are in Haiti at the
> moment; we came earlier for a different reason are are now unable to leave,
> or so it seems.  that's another story.
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> there is a crying need for all who can lend a hand, but they must be
> tightly formed in teams and comprehensively coordinated with people and
> locations here.  we are trying to lend a hand with that.  here is a template
> you can use, and I will immediately forward your message to others.
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> USAID has not yet responded to the Lakou-Permaculture project, although the
> first several hundred acres in Colora/Beladere near the border may be able
> to serve as a sanctuary right now for many environmental refugees from the
> earthquake.  this will be a test of the quality of the Lakou-Permaculture
> concept.  in addition, I am receiving mail about the desire to preparing
> other locations for major resettlement from some of the major cities.
> permaculture methods, training and immediate preparation of land for crops,
> water, etc. are critical.
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> please stay in touch.  where are you now?  a permaculture response
> coordination person like you would be wonderful.  see if you can use the
> attached template.  circulate as widely as you desire.  contributions to
> HRDF's Florida office are tax-deductible.
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> 'best,
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> Stuart
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> >From: Rhonda <river_bird_1 at yahoo.com>
> >Sent: Jan 15, 2010 7:47 AM
> >To: leiderman at mindspring.com
> >Subject: Haiti and Permaculture
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> >Hi Stewart Leiderman,
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> >I know that you are overwhelmed with Haitian projects and needs right now.
> I am wondering if any USAID money was put toward your original idea of
> teaching permaculture in regional courses. If you are working with other
> teachers, etc. . . .
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> >Also, there are a number of permaculture designers and practitioners that
> are willing to do relief work and long-term work there. I would be happy to
> try and coordinate. Of course, being self-reliant, they are suggesting some
> organizations and kinds of help themselves.
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> >Let me know if I can help.
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> >Rhonda Baird
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> >  Permaculture Designer & Teacher
> >Editorial Services
> >Fiber Arts
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