Haiti's garden of hope – The half-acre facility not only provides badly needed nutrition for residents, it also educates children about how to grow produce.
Haiti's garden of hope – Locals are trying to help themselves by creating areas which can build a more healthy environment. A former garbage dump has been cleared to make way for a new community garden.
Haiti's garden of hope – Imagine living with this on your doorstep. Residents of Haiti's Cite Soleil slum endure shockingly bad sanitation with garbage clogging the district's sewer canals.
Haiti's garden of hope – One man's trash is another man's green treasure. Hundreds of old tires have been used as plant pots along with other novel planting containers including toilet bowls and suitcases!
Haiti's garden of hope – Old footballs and football boots have also been put to use.
Haiti's garden of hope – A range of vegetables and herbs are grown in the garden including eggplant, radishes, basil and parsley.
Haiti's garden of hope – Daniel Tillias has led a team of volunteers who helped create the garden. "People get in mind that it's not possible to garden in Haiti -- the soil is no longer good, we don't have water. But you see we have accomplished something really amazing," he says.
Haiti's garden of hope – CNN Special Correspondent Philippe Cousteau plays with the local children.
Haiti's garden of hope – Eggplants are flourishing in Jaden Tap Tap (Garden Tap Tap).
Haiti's garden of hope – Tillias says: "The whole point is first we want the kids to feel connected with what seems like nothing much, because this is something that would just float in the canal. We say: 'No! It could grow parsley,'"
Haiti's garden of hope – "I want (the children) to be able to eat, to make money out of the garden and to feel more peace through the garden. If I can see these three things happen, I would feel as if I had fulfilled my dream," Tillias says.
Haiti's garden of hope – Residents are also encouraged to sell produce at markets.
Haiti's garden of hope – The garden was founded in 2011 and most of the produce is used for a soup kitchen. Any surplus is sold at market.