With the high cost of food and the food shortages associated with Hurricane Sandy, many mothers are forced to feed their children mud cookies to trick their stomachs into feeling full.
Short Summary About The Growing Gardens Guide
"The day the hunger is eradicated from the earth there will be the greatest spiritual explosion the world has ever known. Humanity cannot imagine the joy that will burst onto the world." --Federico Garcia Lorca, Spanish poet
Sun, soil, earth, trees, vegetables, shade, water and nourishment all contribute to a healthier long term life. This cookbook and vegetable garden guide will give upcycled art planter activities, recipes and information to help the growing number of Haitians who lack sufficient vitamins, calories, minerals and balance in their diets. Featuring paintings, drawings, photographs and recipes created by children in Carrefour Feuille and Cite Soleil during the summer of 2012.
PLUS! An entire chapter focused on growing the magic Moringa Tree and every book delivered in Haiti will contain two Moringa Seeds so kids can replant their neighborhoods.
Number of cookbooks to print: 500*
It is our dream to flood neighborhoods with visions of greenery, edibles and inspiration to take trash and repurpose it. *We already have most of the money raised to bring this cookbook to the children of Haiti. We just need a last boost to make sure every child who contributed to the project receives a copy of the book for Christmas 2012.
"He who plants a tree plants a Hope."
--Lucy Larcom, "Plant a Tree"
Those of us involved with Project HOPE Art seek to inspire everyone to dream and to use art and science to create a world of wondrous beauty and abundant joy.
Imagine a place where green trees grow in great numbers and provide nutrition, medicine and clean water to those who need it most. In this place, farmers fill their gardens with fresh vegetables grown in rich, healthy soil. The people use the gifts of these trees and gardens in delicious meals prepared with love and care so that their families are healthy and satisfied. When picturing such a place, it is difficult to imagine that it might be Haiti. And those who have lived or traveled in Haiti probably know a very different place, indeed. Once a lush, fertile garden that produced a bounty of crops surpassing almost every other place on Earth, today Haiti has seen its number of trees fall to less than 2% of what was once there. The trees that have gone missing have been replaced by land that is barren and depleted. And with this depleted land has come hunger and sickness for many in Haiti.