A Creole language is a stable, full-fledged language that originated from a pidgin. A French Creole is a Creole language based on the French language, more specifically on a 17th-century koiné French extant in Paris, the French Atlantic harbors, and the nascent French colonies. French-based Creole languages are spoken by millions of people worldwide, primarily in the Americas and in the Indian Ocean.
Haitian Creole or Kreyòl ayisyen, a language spoken primarily in Haiti: the largest French-derived language in the world, with a total of 12 million fluent speakers. It is also the most-spoken Creole language in the world. French is its precursory language, with some indigenous Amerindian languages providing substrate input. Some words also derive from English and from Spanish.
Permaculture is a branch of ecological design, ecological engineering, and environmental design that develops sustainable architecture and self-maintained agricultural systems modeled from natural ecosystems.
The core tenets of permaculture are:
- Care of the earth: Provision for all life systems to continue and multiply. This is the first principle, because without a healthy earth, humans cannot flourish.
- Care of the people: Provision for people to access those resources necessary for their existence.
- Return of Surplus: Reinvesting surpluses back into the system to provide for the first two ethics. This includes returning waste back into the system to recycle into a useful input/output.
Creole Permaculture Courses
In Sadhana Forest Haiti we have come to understand that such valuable knowledge should be shared with the masses. We do not believe that language should be a barrier in acquiring this knowledge so we have trained Permaculture teachers that can speak the local language in Haiti – Creole.
We were surprised by the huge interest in the course and the amount of people who came to participate and learn. We believe that empowering the local population with knowledge of how they can utilize their land in a productive and sustainable way is very important for them and for future generations to come.
We hope to host Creole Permaculture courses regularly
The courses are always offered free of charge. To find out more on why we don’t charge for activities such as these go here: “Gift Economy”