This year the Sewanee team came to Haiti bearing gifts of a different kind: scientific conclusions. After four years of conducting survival surveys during Spring Break trips, the research team put together a poster for Scholarship Sewanee. The poster included graphs showing the growth and survival rates of different species of coffee and shade trees,… more →
Throughout the summer Bre and I have been collecting plant specimens from Bois Jolie and Morne Michel and pressing them at our house. This past week we began mounting these specimens and last night, after dinner, Bre and I got the last specimens glued down. They are now waiting to be labeled and sorted into… more →
My team spent this past Thursday and Friday in Morne Michel. We arrived mid-morning on Thursday and spent the night, leaving after our survey work on Friday morning. This was our first of three visits to Morne Michel for our research and the physical differences between it and Bois Jolie stuck with me. For starters,… more →
It’s been a little over a week since we arrived in Haiti and I’m pleased to say that things are going well. When we arrived last Monday, I was somewhat anxious about my research methods, but after working out the kinks I feel much better. My research this summer is centered on bird biodiversity in agroforestry… more →
My plane landed in the late afternoon heat in Haiti, and as I walked off the plane on to the tarmac, the warm, wet Haitian air rushed up to greet me. The following evening and day have been full of greetings with friends I have not seen in a year. The first face was of… more →
The Fabled Li-Cor [photo: Mansell Ambrose] Exposure to new ideas and disciplines has been one of the profound joys of this internship. Not only have I had the opportunity to be immersed in a completely different culture and language, but I have been challenged in my own intellectual viewpoints. Coming into college I embodied the indecision… more →
It’s hard to believe, but for the Zanmi Kafe Interns of the Sewanee Haiti Institute our time here is almost over. The past five weeks have been an incredible adventure for all of us. We’ve accomplished so much, completing our respective research projects despite constant setbacks and continuously difficult circumstances. We’ve modified our studies to… more →
This March, 22 Sewanee students, faculty, and staff traveled to Haiti to participate in the 2014 Haiti Outreach Trip. It was an incredible trip and the Sewanee students did so much work to help Zanmi Kafe. Watch this video of the trip that one of the stellar students, Emmie Oliver, made. Peligre and Prestige Make… more →
After spending four days in Haiti, the Sewanee-Haiti Institute team recognized that the most significant and influential aspect of the project is collaboration. Working together, combining effort and thought for a common goal, it’s what makes the project strong, supported, and effective. Deb, Dixon, Pradip, Charlotte, and Linnea landed in Port au Prince, Haiti airport… 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.