Following are some of the thoughts bouncing around my head as I prepare for my second summer in Haiti. Close to a year has passed since I left Mirebalais in July last summer, and a year has been spent in reflection and preparation for this summer. The days are slipping by and I feel, at… more →
The Cajun Supper held at Otey Parish on March 4th by the Monteagle Sewanee Rotary Club raised $2500 for the University’s Haiti Institute in Sewanee (HIS). This represents the third year of this partnership whereby HSI earmarks these funds to assist farmers in the Bois Jolis Zone in the Central Plateau of Haiti. “We have… more →
Prior to going to Haiti, I felt over burdened with school work and other extra curricular commitments. Each day felt like I was just existing in between obligations. I don’t know that I was fully ready to go, time just passed until it was time to depart. I was present on the surface in that… more →
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/03/world/americas/rene-preval-dead-president-of-haiti.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share Mr. Préval was the first — and so far only — Haitian president to be elected, serve out his term and hand over power to an elected successor.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/01/opinion/an-english-sheep-farmers-view-of-rural-america.html?smprod=nytcore-iphone&smid=nytcore-iphone-share As long as society sees farming only as a business and food as just a commodity, we’re all headed for ruin.
(Photo Courtesy of Dr. Alyssa Summers) Along one of our last trips up to Bois Jolie, I paused with Jean Francique, an agronomist in his late twenties who worked with us throughout the summer, to take in a sweeping view of the L’Artibonite Valley. I commented to him that I thought his country was very… more →