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 … Read More

Apple Dumpling Day Recipe

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Happy National Apple Dumpling Day!   Did you know apples rarely grow in tropical countries? Apples are hard to find at supermarkets in Latin America and the Caribbean – but really, who cares as long as you can eat Haitian mangoes and avocados! Apples are rich in antioxidants, flavanoids, and fiber. The phytonutrients and antioxidants are believed to help reduce the risk … 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 … Read More

Defy Superstition Day

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September 13th  is the day to throw caution into the wind — walk under a ladder, cross paths with a black cat, hold an umbrella in a lightning storm while out golfing (okay, that’s not really a superstition – that’s just plain stupid).  But there are some weird superstitions roosters have never heard of: Pointing to a rainbow will cause … Read More

U.S. Dumps Peanuts on Haiti

U.S. dumps peanuts on Haiti

September 13th is National Peanut Day.  In spite of being a delicious and nutritious food, peanuts are causing a sticky situation in Haiti.  Is dumping peanuts on Haiti good or bad?  That’s the wrong question. After two years of a bumper peanut crop in the U.S. that was brought about by price subsidies paid to farmers by taxpayers, the U.S. … Read More

International Literacy Day

National literacy Day, Haiti

September 8, 2016:   National literacy day is the PERFECT day to re-think how we respond to poverty. Haiti’s literacy rate is 64% for males and 57% for females. Nearby Latin American and other Caribbean boast a whopping 92% literacy rate. Why the big difference? 50% of Haitian children do not attend school 30% of children who do attend school, … Read More

School Fundraising

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School Fundraising Ideas:  use Haitian Coffee, Chocolate, Art Hey parents, kids, teachers:  Add  Fair Trade #Haitiancoffee, chocolate & art to your next school fundraiser & generate proceeds fast — while simultaneously supporting Haiti’s small producers. 80% of adults drink coffee Haitian coffee is excellent — chocolaty sweet with mellow citrus-highlights. It’s the perfect way to raise money. We offer different Roasts, Decaf … Read More

Say hello to Papillon !

about papillion haiti

In other words, most orphans in Haiti aren’t really orphans. Why?  70% of parents are unemployed.  Jobless parents put children in orphanages out of need, not desire. Papillon is a Haitian social enterprise that markets artisan goods.  They create jobs for parents so that they may keep children at home.  They’re also environmentally conscience where products are made from recycled materials. Even if you’ve … Read More

Wholesale Haitian Art for Gift & Garden Stores

garden art haiti fair trade

There’s something magical about specialty gift shops, fair trade stores, and garden centers.  They smell good.  They inspire. They calm. They create a sense of awe. Haitian art does this too, and we can help you put it on the shelves.  We’re Singing Rooster, a member of the Fair Trade Federation and an advocate for Haitian artists.  We’ve been working … Read More

Help spread the word about Singing Rooster

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On your next trip to your natural grocery store, food co-op, or big box, talk to the coffee buyer about Singing Rooster. Tell them:   Haitian coffee is in demand but hard to find. Remind them:  There are tens of thousands of Haitian Diaspora living in the U.S. plus thousands more who volunteer in Haiti.  Our coffee attracts new customers. Offer a personal … Read More