How Haitians Transform Oil Drums into Art in Haiti’s Iron Village, Croix des Bouquets

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Singing Rooster has written 3 fabulous articles on Haiti’s Iron Village. In this third piece, it’s all about Haitian art: how oil drums are transformed into sculptures, ornaments, wall art. In our second article (read that first), we describe how oil drums are transform into canvases and provide a video of the entire process. In our first article, we chronicle Haiti’s iron village, Noailles / Croix des Bouquets. How do Haitians make art out of oil drums? Good question. Most island nations import every drop … Read More

Jute or Sisal Coffee Sacks work GREAT in the Garden

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Hey Garden Store or Nursery:  Jute or Sisal Coffee Sacks work GREAT in the Garden Recycle Coffee Sacks: 4 Easy Steps for Growing Potatoes in a Recycled Coffee Jute or Sisal Sack Roll sack down (you’ll roll up / add dirt as plants grow). This is easiest with two people as the sack can be resistant depending on material. The sack should look like a thin doughnut. Add 3 inches of soil—enough to totally cover the bottom. This should be regular garden soil—nothing too rich. Potatoes … Read More