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.

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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

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Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 100 grams (3.5 oz), pure juice 

Calories: 15.3

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                             

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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.

Noni

The look and smell alone of noni

may be enough to send you

running, but if you hold your

breath and take 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, relieve malaria fever and soothe symptoms of depression.  The juice extracted from the ripe fruit can aid digestion, alleviate arthritis and reduce fatigue in cancer patients. Hawaiians and Tahitians use the...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

Warao people,

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

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