Category Archives: Food Security

Update from Smallholder Farmers Alliance

TTFF partners with Smallholder Farmers Alliance (SFA) in Gonaives, Haiti. The first TTFF breadfruit trees planted through this partnership in 2014 are bearing fruit! Here is a photo of Jules Marcelus, SFA member and farmer, caring for his breadfruit tree. … Continue reading

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GAPL, Support Group Local Generation in Haiti

Not a familiar name?  It’s music to our ears at TTFF.  Remember the name Charlotin Frednaud!  This energetic young man paid his own expenses to travel from the north of Haiti to Port au Prince, a journey of many hours, … Continue reading

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Mary McLaughlin Trailblazer Award

Mary was honored by her high school classmates with the St Andrews High School “Trailblazer” award, recognizing her pioneering work in founding an international organization for feeding people and benefiting the environment!  This important ceremony is held every 5 years.

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Haitian Farmers Complete Successful Agronomy Training in Jamaica

Trees That Feed Foundation received a generous grant from Conservation, Food & Health Foundation, to fund a training trip for Haitian farmers and agronomists to travel to Jamaica, to learn techniques in fruit tree propagation, planting and care.  The trip took place … Continue reading

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2015 International Breadfruit Conference

Mike and Mary hit the road this week for the 2015 International Breadfruit Conference in Trinidad! The conference is hosted by the University of the West Indies (UWI) and PCS Nitrogen. UWI believes that breadfruit has the potential to improve … Continue reading

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Trees at Tacius Golding High School

The Gloria Lyn Memorial Fund provided an introduction between Trees That Feed Foundation, Karlene Johnson and Tacius Golding High School, after which TTFF provided breadfruit trees and equipment. Read a report below from representatives of the Gloria Lyn Memorial Fund … Continue reading

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Collaboration in the Caribbean: New program this fall!

Trees That Feed Foundation recently received a grant from The Conservation, Food & Health Foundation to facilitate a new fruit tree propagation program in the Caribbean, and we couldn’t be more excited about it! Sustainability is a priority of Trees … Continue reading

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Dryer Design: Part 3

We have our next installment of solar dryer updates below! Mike continues to be hard at work and the rooftop module for the hybrid solar dryer is now finished. The sides are marine plywood and the top is sheet metal … Continue reading

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Dryer Design: Part 2

Here’s the next stage! The solar dryer comprises four modules: the collector(s), lower cabinet, upper cabinet and roof. The collectors get warm in the sun, and warm air flows into the cabinet. The cabinet (lower portion) gathers the warm air … Continue reading

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Dryer Design and Data

Trees That Feed Foundation’s newest project: a solar dryer for breadfruit! Based on some great preliminary work through our partnership with Northwestern, we are getting a prototype ready for the Caribbean. Mike has been hard at work on this project, as … Continue reading

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