Maison L’Arc-en-Ciel- A Year Ago Today
In June of 2015, the Honey for Haiti team made their most recent trip to Maison L’Arc-en-Ciel, which including building two goat pens, organizing a community library, educating and implementing beekeeping and composting equipment, as well as testing soil and making plans for the next steps of the project. In addition to these ventures, our team taught the staff and children at MAEC about proper sanitation of the chicken coop and how to keep their chickens healthy. While the w
Maison L’Arc-en-Ciel- Poultry Possibilities
Maison L’Arc-en-Ciel started their journey to self-sustainability in June of 2013, when the first round of chicks was delivered to the empty coop, which constructed in hopes of reducing the cost of food for the orphanage. After realizing the potential to raise more chickens than the residents of MAEC could possible consume themselves, and Danielle made the decision they would educate the teenagers on how to properly butcher the animals, package them according and sell the ent
Maison L’Arc-en-Ciel- Bee-coming A Problem
As the world bee population steadily decreases, a serious threat presents itself to agriculture worldwide. Last year, 44% of honey bee colonies in the US perished, and with bees pollinating over 30% of the world’s crops, this is a serious problem to countries which depend heavily on local food production. Many people depend on agriculture for their livelihood in Haiti, and if the bee population continues to decrease as it has in recent years, many will suffer in the long run.