After Initial Surge of Relief, Longterm Vision is required in Haiti

hurricane matthew crops coffee

Only $2700 from our seedling nursery goal! There’s a reason Giving Tuesday came into existence; we need to cleanse our soul after over indulgence from a hearty Thanksgiving meal, excess drink, and too much shopping. We’ve launched a fundraiser for a seedling nursery near Camp Perrin — a small village on a hillside near Les Cayes that suffered extreme loss.  We’re $2700 from our goal. Thanks for pushing us over! Hurricane Matthew Update: Thanks to our many friends who have asked how we (staff, farmer partners, … Read More

Metal Garden Art Beckons Birds

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Yep.  And Your customers will love the art and support the story. John Audubon (1785 – 1851) was born in Haiti to a French naval officer and his Creole mistress. He would be heart-broken to see Haiti’s present day ecology – one of the most environmentally devastated places on the planet. In a country with less than 5% forestation, it’s no surprise that Haiti lacks birds (water sheds, soil stability, shade, beauty that greenery brings). We’re Singing Rooster and offer retail and wholesale Haitian art. 100% of … Read More

THANKS – Coffee Seedling Funds Raised!

Haitian coffee seedling fundraiser

We’re planting 32,000 coffee trees in Haiti Because of your generosity – Singing Rooster raised $8,000 for a new coffee seedling nursery that will help #reforestHaiti mountains with coffee.  We’re hoping to recruit WOMEN coffee farmers for these seedlings (we’ll keep you updated on our progress). That’s a whopping $8,000 for a seedling nursery near Fond Jean Noel / Belle Anse Haiti. $8,000 = 32,000 coffee trees which grow into earth-stabilizing and income-providing trees for 20 years : over 640,000 pounds of coffee across lifespan of trees … Read More

Reforesting Haiti with Coffee Trees

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[vc_row padding_top=”0px” padding_bottom=”0px” border=”none”][vc_column width=”1/1″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″]The need for fuel. Haiti has no fuel except wood. People cook with charcoal. This requires massive amounts of wood to provide fuel for 9 million people. Thus the demand on wood as a crop is the immediate cause of denuding mountains of Haiti. The need to earn a living. People are hungry. They have little available work. Wood is in constant demand as charcoal and they will argue they have no alternative.  Making a living off of charcoal … Read More