INSECTICIDE POST Have you ever had to pilont (Creole for mashing with mortar and pestle) a few kilos of hot peppers, neem leaves, and garlic then squeeze the pungent, spicy pulp through a strainer? Well that’s what Ford, Sega, Dr McGrath, Bosquet, our haitian partners in Bois Jolie, and I all did today in order… more →
I have learned a thing or two about mangos as I have been around them all day, almost everyday since I arrived. First, I have learned a few different kinds of mangos and how you eat different kinds in different ways. For most mangos, like fransic and blancs, you can peel the skin off and… more →
Ford Rushton, Elizabeth Sega, Reginald, and CFFL students The second week of our internship, Ford, Sega, and I were assigned the frightening task of teaching our first class! Agronomist Reginald, is a professor from Zamni Agrikol and lives with us in the Clinique Externe at the Zamni Lasante hospital in Cange. He asked us to… more →
Lessons learned by 2013 Sewanee interns in Haiti: 1) As soon as you make plans they are almost guaranteed to change 2) Hurry up and wait is the norm, you need to learn to relax and be open to not getting everything done when, where, or how you may want it to 3) While in… more →
puisque la production caféière en Haiti est en voie de disparition nous obligeons de monter a bois jolie de mettre en place une pepiniere contenue 15000 plantules de café et d’autres plantules comme sede, accajou,mague francique pour aider aux familles a réintégrer cette production qui était dans le temps une source de revenue pour eux.… more →
Linnea Carver, Ecology and Biodiversity (C’14) I began my involvement with Pwoje Zanmi Kafe and the Sewanee Haiti Institute while taking Dr McGrath’s human health and the environment class. She encouraged me to participate in the spring break outreach trip that Sewanee runs every year in Haiti. Ever since my first trip with Keri Bryan… more →
Ford Rushton, Natural Resources (C’14) After a nice talk with Mr. Dixon Myers, I decided to go on the Spring Break Outreach to Haiti to gain some hands on medical experience. At one of the meetings for the outreach trip I met a spritely professor named Dr. McGrath. A little encouragement from McGrath convinced me… more →
Elizabeth Sega, Biology (C’14) I learned about the Pwoje Zamni Kafe with the Sewanee Haiti Institute during a Green Convene meeting last fall when Keri and Dr. McGrath presented the beginning stages of the PES project. Dr. McGrath then encouraged me to sign up for the Haiti Spring Break Outreach trip and for her class,… more →
Join Sewanee’s Keri Bryan, C’12 on her last trip as a post-baccalaureate fellow to Bois Joli, Haiti. During her fellowship, Keri worked with Dr. Deborah McGrath to launch an agroforestry project centered around coffee production, in partnership with a Haitian organization called Zanmi Agricole. Dr. McGrath continues to expand the project with Haitian agronomists, Bois Joli farmers and Sewanee students.
The media piece was photographed and produced by Stephen L. Garrett (Sewanee C’01) from a trip to Haiti in May, 2013. Stephen is the Senior Visual Media Producer for the Office of Marketing and Communications at Sewanee. His multimedia work has taken him to 13 countries and across the US as a field producer and photographer. In 2012, Stephen was nominated for 3 regional Emmy awards, along with Nathan Clendenin (Sewanee C’00), for their work for UNC Hospitals.