Author Archive for Dixon Myers

Birds of Bois Joli and Morne Michel

On a recent visit to Morne Michel (May 2018) with the Singing Rooster Coffee Co. staff, Sewanee representatives presented the administrators of the St. Jean’s Summit Education Elementary School with a photo album entitled “Birds of Bois Joli and Morne Michel, Haiti” written by Sewanee student Cal Oakley. Pictured are: Chris Hornsby, Dr. Deborah McGrath,… more →

In the field with Singing Rooster Coffee Co. staff

Director of Zanmi Agrikol, Reginald Cean, discusses coffee and agro-forestry issues with staff of Singing Rooste (SR), Sewanee and CFFL student researchers and Dr. Deborah McGrath on the farm of Verdieu Nelson in Bois Jolis. Sewanee summer researcher (2018) Crystal Ngo and CFFL student Jacques Louisjeune joyfully smile about the new seedlings planted by Bois… more →

Zanmi Kafe’ coffee production meeting

On May 16, 2018 a group met at the Summit Education headquarters near Corporant, Haiti to discuss the process by which Zamni Kafe’ farmers can begin selling their next crop of coffee cherries to the Singing Rooster Coffee Company (SR) in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, https://singingrooster.org. The group discussed details concerning production, logistics, different varieties, demand and… more →

Office of Global Citizenship- Haiti Institute profiled

The Office of Global Citizenship recently consolidated a number of related activities across the campus that assists student’s in developing the skills to address global problems. The Haiti Institute in Sewanee is recognized in this article. http://www.sewanee.edu/academics/about/global-citizenship/news/sewanee-around-the-globe-newsletter/2018-april/an-insight-into-outreach-in-haiti

Student Reflection- 2018

To look back at my experience in Haiti and say that it was amazing, would be an understatement. There isn’t just one word that comes to mind when I think back to my time in Haiti. It was an overwhelmingly satisfying moment in my life. I was constantly challenged and constantly learning new things, which… more →

Citadelle Laferrière- 2018 Visit

Most of what you hear about Haiti is centered on its poverty, the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Most people don’t know about their significant role in the emancipation of slavery in this part of the world. Haiti was the first independent African-Caribbean nation, gained through its revolution in 1804, https://www.britannica.com/topic/Haitian-Revolution, from France. This… more →

Completing the Supply Chain- Singing Rooster Coffee

Zanmi Kafe is the name given to the relationship that was forged between various participants from the University of the South and the forty-farmer co-operative in Bois Joli, Haiti. The association began with this group of farmers, through the Haitian organization, Zanmi Agrikol https://partnersinag.org/ and its educational affiliate CFFL, the Center for Formation Fritz Lafontant, seven… more →