Effaizien Sorting Out Ants. Bois Jolie. 2015. [photo: Hunter Swenson] Scott Summer Holding Ant Collection Tubes. Bois Jolie, 2015. [photo: Hunter Swenson] In 1788 Haiti was responsible for half the worlds coffee supply. Yesterday at Bois Jolie, I spent the morning with the biodiversity team, one part of the Zamni Kafe team. It was extremely… more →
Donkey carrying the LI 6400XT Portable Photosynthesis and Fluorescence System down the mountain from Bois Jolie. [Photo: Mansell Ambrose] As I sat here, pouring over the results of my research from the past several weeks, I realized that I haven’t exactly explained what I am doing here, working with Zanmi Kafe. Everyone here is basically… more →
Zanmi Kafe- Sustainable Agroforestry and Payments for Ecosystem Services in Haiti Zanmi Kafe (Partners in Coffee) represents a collaborative effort between Sewanee, the NGOs Partners in Health and Partners in Agriculture, and farmers to establish diverse and more sustainable tree-based agroecosystems in the deforested central plateau region of Haiti through the reintroduction of shade-grown coffee.… more →
Want to understand better what Zanmi Kafe is? Deb McGrath wrote a great article for College Planning & Management’s (CPM) magazine, outlining the project in a very understandable way. The article was featured in CPM’s “Trends in Green: Sustainable Innovations on Campus” section. Partners in Coffee – Sewanee – CP&M – January 2014 CPM is… more →
Members of the Sewanee-Haiti Institute presented the Zanmi Kafe project at the 2014 Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) annual national conference. Post-baccalaureate fellow Charlotte Henderson (’13) and students Linnea Carver (’14) and Elizabeth Sega (’15) gave a stellar presentation. They spoke of payment for ecosystem services (PES), outlining how the… 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.