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Mary featured on WGN-TV

Steve Sanders, popular host of WGN TV’s Midday News, invited Mary to talk about Trees That Feed Foundation.  The idea is to spread the word about TTFF’s work, and also encourage support for all organizations doing this kind of work, … Continue reading

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Solar dryer is in operation!

Trees That Feed co-founder Mike McLaughlin is a Physics major (BSc, University of the West Indies). He designed this hybrid solar dryer, to dehydrate fresh fruit and preserve it with a long shelf life.  The first live prototype in Jamaica … Continue reading

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Trees That Feed featured on NPR

Mary McLaughlin was interviewed recently by Jerome McDonnell on “World View” on his Global Activism segment on National Public Radio.   Mary talked about Trees That Feed activities and accomplishments.  She sounded like a pro!   Click here to go to WBEZ’s … Continue reading

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Another one of our Heroes: 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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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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Mill Demonstration

Here is Pierre Moise of Jeremie Breadfruit demonstrating the use of a mill he received from Trees That Feed last year. Jeremie Breadfruit has been producing breadfruit flour for approximately four years in Haiti. Trees That Feed partners with Jeremie … Continue reading

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Trees for Suriname

When working together, there’s nothing like the personal touch. Mary and Mike McLaughlin reach out by email, phone call, and various multiple social media channels. But when the time came to launch TTFF’s tree planting and entrepreneurship programs in Suriname, … 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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Chuck Weber: our PR Hero

Charles Weber (Chuck) is the President of Weber & Associates Public Relations. He is also a retired public relations manager from Abbott Laboratories and a professor in the Communications Department at the University of Wisconsin Whitewater. As if that’s not … Continue reading

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