Dèyè mòn gen mòn

Beyond mountains, more mountains. Haitians use this poetic phrase in two ways: to say that there’s no end to obstacles, and also that there’s no end to opportunities. That pretty much sums up a mountain! Beaches, waterfalls, cloud forests, and pine tree-capped mountains used to abound in Haiti. […]

Piti piti, zwazo fè nich

Little by little, the bird builds its nest. Like most great proverbs, this Haitian proverb transcends time and humanity. Originally a french proverb that infused itself into Haitian culture, this concept rings true zoologically as well! Every culture stops and watches the bird . . . could this […]

Barbecue – a gift from Haiti!

Our recent sunny weather brought on the smell of barbecues throughout Portland neighborhoods. So…around the picnic table we found ourselves looking up the etymology of “BBQ” – and guess what?  Its roots are Haitian! The Taino people, the original residents of the Island of Hispaniola, cooked fish and […]

Best Art Camp in Portland!

Grace Art Camp just won the 2019 Best Summer Camp for Arts & Craft in the recent NW Kids Magazine competition, sponsored by Trackers Earth. Readers voted for their favorite camp in each category. Thank you for all of your support!  This wonderful recognition comes at a time we […]