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Who is Grown in Haiti?

Knowing that you, like us, want to reduce your impact on the planet, we decided in early 2014 to be the difference we want to see in the world by promoting a healthier environment. We focused on reforestation because of the inherent benefits of trees — for both ecosystems and communities. By rebuilding forests together, we can make a real difference in the endeavor to create a healthier world.

How does it work?

We are volunteer and donation based, meaning that good people like you keep us going. If you are not able to physically be present as a volunteer, you are welcomed to support with a monetary donation or a small contribution whether it be seeds, tools, or even advice.

Is my donation tax deductable?

Unfortunately, the fees and time spent to get non-profit certification can be better spent elsewhere. We have no administrative fees and work hand in hand with the community. Your donation is not tax deductible and is based off of your willingness to help.

What does it cost to plant a tree?

We plant trees from locally gathered seeds as well as other varieties of tropical food tree seeds purchased from international seed banks.
With proper care, it generally costs an average of $1 USD for one tree sappling grown in our nursery from locally sourced seeds. That includes cost of fruit (seed), planter bags, transport and maintenance.

Are trees for sale?

No. Nothing we grow is for sale. In fact, we welcome anyone with the space and the time to come get a tree from our nursery. We freely share all that we grow and only keep enough to have a future seed source of each type of tree in our food forests.

How long does it take for a fruit tree to produce fruit from a planted seed?

Standard-sized trees can take 5-8 years to bear anything edible (although some dwarf species can start producing at 3-4 years)

Are seedlings monitored for survival?

Before seedlings are ever planted, we are careful to plant only when conditions are optimal (usually during rain seasons), ensuring the highest possible survival rate. Our volunteers and community members monitors seedlings for several years after they are planted. If needed, we carry out follow-up care for damaged sapplings.

Do U.S. citizens need a visa to visit Haiti?

Visitors from the U.S. to Haiti are not required a visa if staying for less then 3 months.  A $10 tourist tax is required when entering Haiti for anyone holding a non Haitian passport.

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