- By Edward Clifford
"We came to help reforest the land, but as we walk through the bukhara, the local name for our patch of wasteland, we pack rocks into the parched soil with each step. Even the cactuses growing here are a miracle. When we come across a scorched circle of ash, I am alarmed, but not surprised; one of the reasons Haiti is so severely deforested, so disparate in its environment and economy from the Dominican Republic just next door, is that one of the only opportunites for people to make money is by burning timber down into charcoal to sell."
—from “Seedlings in the Bukhara,” Summer 2018 (Vol. 59, Issue 2)
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