As a member of project haiti thinktank we have come up with a dilema were any good input would be very welcome. We have bought a plot of land to give sustainable services to local new housing, that is five acres around the following coordinates 18º39'06.05"N and 72º12'15.43"W (on iMaps you can see settlements not shown on google earth)
we have been told that land should be marked soon to stop ilegal setlements that would later be a problem. After considering all sort of brick and metal fencing, I have sugested growing a "green fence" for the perimeter. Some of the challenges are knowing what plant combinations would do best on that corner of the world. Some extra points must be taken into account:
-the land has poor irrigation, and some reports talk about previous well failures although I have limited info on this
-planting trees could be complicated as they could ilegally be felled due to deforestation driven by poverty. Trees in an enclosed area may be ok, but as a perimeter may not be a good answer -a nursery could be put in place to start any propagation.
any ideas, similar projects, documentation, read ups, etc... are very welcome. I would like to see a nice flower/fruit/bush/green perimeter combination than cement, and I would like it to be the advance of terraformation for future planting and changing the soil fertility.