Author Archives: Michael McLaughlin

Trees That Feed featured on National Public Radio

Mary McLaughlin was interviewed today by Jerome McDonnell on “World View” on his Global Activism segment on National Public Radio.    Click here to listen to the full interview!

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Another Hero: Ken Banks

Ken is Manager of Marine Resources Programs for the Broward County Florida Environmental Planning and Community Resilience Division.  He has vast knowledge about coral reefs, manatee conservation and marine ecosystems.  He’s also passionate about growing plants and trees.  His backyard in … Continue reading

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One of Our Heroes: Dennis Holyn

  Meet Dennis Holyn.  Dennis lives in the Chicago area, was educated in Canada, but is from Jamaica originally.  He’s had a successful career as a sales executive in the tourism industry, mortgage banking and healthcare.  He finds time from his … Continue reading

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Trees That Feed is Branching Out!

Branching!  Get it? We’re excited to report that Trees That Feed Foundation now has excellent partners in Africa, folks we know and trust and can work with effectively and efficiently.  So we’re extending our reach.  Last week, working with our suppliers in … Continue reading

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TTFF is pleased to release our 2017 Annual Report …

There’s a lot to read about!   Follow this link to learn more about our recent activities, including building the market chain for fruit.  We are helping to propagate and plant trees, care for them including pruning, reaping and selling the … Continue reading

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Konparet, a tasty, healthy Haitian bun …

And it’s even better when made with breadfruit flour!  It’s most popular in Jeremie and now is spreading all over Haiti.  Jeremie is located near the end of Haiti’s southern peninsula.  It was an active port for ships trading goods … Continue reading

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TTFF wraps up a successful 2017 with a visit to Haiti

In December, Trees That Feed co-founders Mary and Mike McLaughlin traveled to Haiti. They held a conference to share knowledge about breadfruit trees, their planting, care, reaping, and more.  There was an excellent discussion about how to start and manage … Continue reading

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2,500 Coloring Books to Jamaican Schools

Trees That Feed Foundation (TTFF) has distributed 2,500 educational coloring books to schoolchildren in Jamaica.  Each 40 page book, titled Plant a Tree and Good Things Happen has sections focusing on the benefits of having fruit trees, including nutritious food, … Continue reading

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Cooking Schools Popularize Breadfruit Flour in Haiti

Fresh breadfruit is known and loved across Haiti.  But breadfruit flour is relatively a new idea.  It’s a great ingredient, nutritious and gluten free.  Soon we think it will be a part of mainstream culinary habits in Haiti.  To that … Continue reading

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St. Andrew Settlement Infant School, Jamaica

Breadfruit porridge continues to be a hit with the littlest taste-testers! TTFF recently provided St. Andrew Settlement in Kingston, Jamaica, with 40 pounds of breadfruit flour porridge mix for their infant school. The St. Andrew Settlement was established in 1965 and … Continue reading

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