Rice Fields in Haiti
As we were driving along and viewing the scenery outside of St. Marc we passed by beautiful rice fields. As we drove into town there were people drying their brown rice out on sheets or tarps alongside the road. Yes, rice is brown when harvested. :) Then they raked over it until it was dry enough to sell.
Alot of manual labor, and irrigation. This part of the country gets more rainfall which produces the beautiful rice crops.
Rice fields are great sources of food. I know that not all cultures like eating rice, but let's be real here, we all know that it is one of the best. Rice provides us with a cheaper way of fueling our bodies and filling our stomachs. I really hope that all cultures recognize just how important it is to cultivate rice. If you ask me, we do not really see how great it is until we start eating it more frequently.
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This blog was inspired by the creativity of the Haitian people. The ideas of how they "Go Green" is because they have to save and make do with what they have. Unlike the American people with too much, that they don't think about waste. Their gardening and produce is grown mostly without pesticides, because they don't have it or they cannot afford it. In 2012-2014 our family had the opportunity to serve as missionaries in Haiti. We learned a lot and made many new friends there. Although we are now back to our home in America, we left a piece of our hearts there and try to visit and help where we can.