Reforesting Haiti with Coffee — Haiti’s Deforestation Explained

deforested mountains, Haiti, reforest w/ coffee

Singing Rooster has been reforesting Haiti with coffee for over a decade. We’ve planted tens of thousands of soil-stabilizing, income-providing trees. Before we tell you more about our work, we think it’s important to understand how things got so environmentally grim in Haiti. Hispanolia (the island shared by Haiti and the Dominican Republic) was once full of splendid rain forests and fertile plains. Native Caribbeans inhabited the island for centuries before Columbus arrived in 1492. The Spanish, and soon after, the French, saw a land … Read More

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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Can garden art change Haiti’s deforested landscape and bring back the birds? 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). … Read More