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As we head off to Haiti this week many have asked…. “What are you going to plant”… well we have a TON of varieties of fruits and vegetables that we are bringing down… but this one in particular is a pretty amazing vegetable !….

Known as the ‘miracle tree’

These trees have been identified as the vegetable with the highest nutritional value among many types of food species studied. Easy to cultivate and resistant to drought, the Moringa tree produces abundant leaves with a high concentration of proteins, vitamins, and minerals: 100 grams of fresh Moringa leaves provide the same amount of protein as an egg, as much iron as a steak, as much Vitamin C as an orange, and as much calcium as a glass of milk.

From Wikipedia

Much of the plant is edible by humans or by farm animals. The leaves are rich in protein, vitamin A, vitamin B, vitamin C, and minerals.[5] A 100-g portion of fresh moringa leaves has 9.3 g protein, 434 mg calcium, 404 mg potassium, 738 μg vitamin A, and 164 mg vitamin C.[6]

Feeding the high-protein leaves to cattle has been shown to increase weight gain by up to 32% and milk production by 43 to 65%.[7] The seeds contain 30 to 40% oil that is high in oleic acid, while degreased meal is 61% protein.[8] The defatted meal is a flocculant and can be used in water purification to settle out sediments and undesirable organisms.[9]

Two or three trees in a courtyard are sufficient for needs of one family… we have over 100 seeds we are taking down and will help with making the orphange more self sustainable…

this is what 240 pounds of food and supplies look like! NOT including the additional 80 Pounds of perishable foods that will be added to the “pile” when we pack up on Friday!

I am humbled by the support that you have given to send these MUCH needed supplies to the Maranatha Children’s Ministries – Haiti and now the task of making it all fit into the army duffel bags!


Well I  must say that I am totally overwhelmed by the support of the Market Basket peeps! When I posted on my personal FB page with “looking for items for my upcoming Haiti trip.  I NEVER expected the type of response!  Then Stephanie shared in on the Artie T United page and the response was overwhelming! I had all I  could to to keep up with the tons of PM’s and messages of ” I’ll get the butter, or I’ve got the crayons covered!”…. Within 24 hours 99% of the ‘list’ was covered…. then started the arrangement f pick up!… a daunting task!… But then again the MB peeps stepped up and met me at ‘my’ convince! Within a few days ALL of the items were collected…and a few more!…. The kiddos of Maranatha Childrens Ministries will be so blessed to have all the yummy food!. Below is a little collage of some of their kids….


Kiddos from Maranatha Childrens Ministries

Kiddos from Maranatha Childrens Ministries

Prepping for Haiti trip!

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