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1,000 Cashew Trees for Haiti

August 13th, 2014. While our largest focus here at TTFF is on breadfruit, we also distribute trees of other varieties. Depending on climate and growing conditions, these varieties have included pomegranate, mango, lychee, guava, ackee – and now cashew! The cashew … Continue reading

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Randi and Afia are off to Jamaica

June 5th, 2014. Two graduate students from the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs, Randi and Afia, have officially kicked off their summer fieldwork project with Trees That Feed Foundation! The project is a collaboration between Trees That … Continue reading

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Mary McLaughlin and TTFF on NPR

July, 2013. Jerome McDonald interviewed Mary McLaughlin on NPR’s Worldview. In a wide ranging 15 minute discussion, Mary and Mike explained the mission of Trees That Feed and provded lots of information about breadfruit.  It was a great opportunity and … Continue reading

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Haiti 2013

February, 2013. Mary and Mike McLaughlin just returned from a busy trip to Haiti.  They made many stops, including visits to Port au Prince, Croix de Bouquet, Grand Goave and Petionville. They held a series of meetings with Immaculate Concepcion Parish, … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship in Haiti

February, 2014. From Eric Helgemo, our Haitian representative: Here is a nice picture of one of our new tree vendors and her nephew. She is a widow with several children, ages seven to 16. She is a street vendor and … Continue reading

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Breadfruit, a great food source

Here’s an article worth reading from National Geographic! Lots of information about breadfruit as a food source.  From National Geographic. “Although obesity is in the news in the West, starvation and malnutrition are prevalent in many parts of the world. Scientists continue … Continue reading

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How to cook breadfruit like a Jamaican

Here are a couple of links to videos showing how to prepare breadfruit, Jamaican style. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmZJBHyJjEo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wq3NiY7F2iA You’ll see different styles.  Either way, fresh cooked breadfruit is delicious!

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Food crisis brewing in Haiti

“Famine” sounds like an old fashioned word.  There were famine stories in the Bible, although more recently famines have occurred in war-torn parts of Africa. Unfortunately it’s a real risk, not very far from home.  Follow the link below to … Continue reading

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