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

metal garden stake crane

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

reforestation haiti

Hispanolia was once an island of splendid rain forests and fertile plains. Native Caribbean inhabited the island for centuries before Columbus arrived in 1492. The Spanish, and soon after, the French, saw a land of opportunity. Spain and France divided Hispaniola in 1697 where the western 1/3 of the island became Haiti, ruled by the French and the other side ruled by Spain – present day Dominican Republic. Because the native population was largely killed off through warfare, slave labor, and European disease, people were kidnapped … Read More