Bunnies to the Rescue | Rapid Reproduction Activate!

The entire Project HOPE Art team would like to thank Brian Peltz of ISEC, Inc for single-handedly jump starting our new Bunny Rabbit Husbandry Program.
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Download our 2012 Gardening HandBook, There Grows The Neighborhood here

In March 2014, our Gardening Class will take place each Saturday at the Project HOPE Art Center at Haiti Communitere from 8am-11am.
The goal of the class is to teach fundamentals of gardening to 12 students and one class Supervisor so they may return to their neighborhoods and spread knowledge about urban agronomy. We want to prepare each student to grow their own food at home.

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How Rabbits Can Save the World (It Ain’t Pretty)

With no religious taboos against consuming bunny meat, the animal may be a key ingredient in the fight against hunger. It also can be raised grain-free. It is a fact universally acknowledged that rabbits reproduce at a rapid rate. But did you know that rabbit meat is kosher, halal and acceptable for Hindus who decline beef for religious reasons? All of that is good news for the world-wide war on hunger—if bad news for bunnies.

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Over 1,700 Haitian rabbit producers now maintain some 1,250 rabbit facilities, Dr. Steven Lukefahr says, which are home to 32,650 breeding rabbits. rabbits community

The program has grown by 142% in the last two years and has helped increase family income by an average of $19.95 a month per family with some producers seeing as much as $200 a month in income from meat sales, a significant boost in a country where the average annual family income is $1,700.
Read more: How Rabbits Can Save the World (It Ain’t Pretty) | TIME.com

Measuring Success: Each student in the class will keep a journal. In it they will be asked to write down notes, ideas, recipes and activities. We will invite local artists to attend the class and help the students learn botanical drawing. The students will take a field trip to the the Jaden Tap Tap Garden in Cite Soleil to see a working garden. At the end of the class, each student will be given seeds and asked to start their own mini-garden at home.

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Download our 2012 Gardening HandBook, There Grows The Neighborhood here
Want to help us continue our dynamic education and arts training?
CLICK HERE: Sponsor one of our Hardworking Students!

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