Tuesday, May 24, 2011

This Week in the Field

This past week, Partners has had many volunteers in the field working together with local groups on topics ranging from greenhouse integrated pest management to beehive inspection to organic production practices. Here are a few photos we have received from the field.

In the Dominican Republic, volunteers Tom Evans and Wally Pill consult with local technicians for the planning and management of greenhouses. Both Professors at the University of Delaware, this is their third FTF trip to the DR.
In Haiti, Florida Apiary Inspectors Doug Corbin and Rob Horsburgh inspect beehives (hive nucleus in this photo) together with Partners' FTF Field Officer Gerard Michel Joseph (Papy), visiting apiaries belonging to beekeepers who have long participated in the Program as well as apiaries new to the Program. Mr. Corbin remarked that he has seen many improvements in beekeeping in the North of Haiti since his last visit in 2008. The volunteers traveled in collaboration with FAVACA.

In Guyana, FTF Field Officer Ryan Nedd (left) awards a Farmer to Farmer T-shirt and hat to Nicholas Waldron, hydroponics shadehouse operator, to express thanks for his participation in the "Harvesting Green Gold" hydroponics training video. FTF Volunteers Cheryl Diermyer and Pat Fellows, from the University of Wisconsin, recently created this video which is described and embedded below in this FTF Blog.

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