PATCHWERK is a humanitarian project that develops and organizes community projects to create spaces that celebrate cultural storytelling, language and nutrition. Catch up on our featured projects: Reporter Dispatch, Nyam & Siddung and Collections of Tales.
We highlight speakers who share ideas related to culture, identity and nutrition. Listen to Keon Jeffery, a local musician, describe the relationship between music and culture, and share his views on the moral responsibility of society and artists when investing in raw content.
Reporter Dis patch
LATEST YOUTH PROJECT
Music and Culture: An Interview with Keon Jeffery
The heartbeats and rhythms of a people live in the music. The sounds we create with our bodies, voices and instruments move us. They record our stories and heal our spirits, encouraging us to express and embrace. There’s no doubt that the lyrics of an island can reveal... READ MORE
nyam & Siddung
Sustaining healthy habits is the key to maintaing proper nutrition. We feature fresh finds and recipes to support local farmer's markets and produce stands in our communities.
Serving Size: 100 grams (3.5 oz), pure juice
Total Fat: <0.1 g
Saturated Fat: <0.1 g
Sodium: 10.5 mg
Total Carbohydrates: 3.4 g
Dietary Fiber: <0.2 g
Protein: 0.43 g
Sugars: 1.49 g
Vitamin C: 33.65 mg
Calcium: 10.1 mg
The look and smell alone of noni
may be enough to send you
running, but if you hold your
breath andtake a chance, you’ll find
that noni offers the most impactful medicinal
components for your overall health.
The tree originated in Southeast Asia, India, the Pacific Islands and Australia, and tends to grown along lava flows. Most people know noni can boost the immune system and keep skin young due to its popularity in commercial medicine. However, despite the lack of immense scientific research, people use noni to stimulate menstrual flow,...READ MORE
Cultural storytelling allows us to share and recreate the realities of our lives and memories. It enables us to protect and replenish the stories in our communities. Our current collection explores myths, stories and folklore from the Amerindian tribes of the Caribbean.
Collection of Tales
Nohi-abassi and the Stars
The night sky
illuminates with stories
from the past. The
indigenous to the
Orinoco River delta
in Venezuela and
parts of Guyana, Trinidad
and Tobago, and Suriname, explain the origin of Orion’s belt through the tale of a skillful hunter named Nohi-Abassi. Walter Roth retells the narrative in his book The Animism and Folklore of the Guiana Indians. The legend begins with one brother named Nohi-abassi who spent everyday hunting deeper and deeper into the jungle. One day, he climbed a tree to wait for his prey. While in the branches, he spotted an ogress in the water catching fish with her bear hands. She grabbed two at a time, eating one and throwing the other into her basket...READ MORE