Fall 2017

Here's whats been happening on Bonne Terre!! October/November 2017 Amazing harvest of guava this year and they are still blooming! Starfruit are abundant, we have harvested peanuts and are getting ready to plant them again. Eggplant has gone amok and we planted a weeee bit too much and not enough (ready any) of our other [...]

By | November 21st, 2017|2017|0 Comments

What A Summer…….

Latest Update What a full summer. Spring and summer actually! My cousin James was with me for 2 months helping with the website, teaching me media information and helping on the farm. I loved having him here and greatly appreciate all his help and insight! Bonne Terre celebrated 5 years in August! Summer was full [...]

By | September 24th, 2017|2017|0 Comments

45 Minutes of My Life

45 Minutes...... Thats how long it took. Took to convince some of the staff on Bonne Terre to help clean out the composting toilet. 2 1/2 years of planning. One year of using the toilet. 16 months of it sitting closed, locked and decomposing. Even took some friendly abuse from some friends visiting.... you know [...]

By | July 15th, 2017|2017|2 Comments

Cockadoodle-Do’s and Don’ts for Raising Chickens

WE'VE GOT CHICKENS!!! Its always fun to have something new happening in the development of Bonne Terre Haiti! A bit over a month ago we got a delivery of laying chickens that we had been waiting 2 months for. These beauties started laying eggs within a week of arrival and (since then) we have been able [...]

By | June 27th, 2017|2017|0 Comments

The Never Ending TO DO LIST……….farm style.

I love lists. I love making lists. I love checking things off lists when done. I may even be known to write something on a list that was already done just to cross it off. ;) EXCEPT when that list gets a bit too long. Like 6 pages. I think thats my limit at this point. [...]

By | June 19th, 2017|2017|0 Comments

Investing In People

Farming can be a difficult job everywhere in the world, and wherever you go farmers will have different struggles. In Haiti we battle heat, drought, archaic practices and personally SWF (Single White Female) syndrome in a male dominated culture. I can't tell you how many times I have had tools taken out of my hands [...]

By | June 18th, 2017|2017|2 Comments

We’ve Updated Our Website!

Over the past couple of weeks, we've made a ton of changes to the Bonne Terre Haiti website so that it's up to date and easy to navigate! Check it out here at bonneterrehaiti.org We've just launched our new Zazzle page where you can get some funky fresh Bonne Terre merchandise, with all proceeds going to the [...]

By | June 4th, 2017|2017|0 Comments

Harvesting

We have been blessed with abundance on Bonne Terre and it just keeps growing. Okay so it has taken hard work too but what a year!! Over 1700lbs of food this year and counting!  We have harvested black eyed peas, black beans, peanuts, pumpkins, okra, tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, papaya, banana, plantain, breadfruit, mangos, oranges, guava, [...]

By | November 13th, 2016|2016|2 Comments

Moringa

MORINGA - how many times have I said "no not merenge MORINGA!" Lol This leaf is a GAME CHANGER.  Or it can be! We use it every day in our lunches with our staff meals to add nutritional value to the food. We supply moringa to people in our community including a dear elderly lady [...]

By | September 13th, 2016|2016|1 Comment

Staff Meals

We make a real effort to practice what we preach here on Bonne Terre! That means growing great food for us to eat as well as give away and use for malnutrition programs. We cook legumes with rice or boullion soup with vegetables each day for our staff which is traditional for Haiti. (Recent tradition) Bonne [...]

By | July 13th, 2016|2016|0 Comments