CLINTON — The Fair Trade Shop at Stone Presbyterian Church, 8 S. Park Row, will feature owl and sunflower stakes made of recycled metal, to add some color to autumn gardens and flower beds.
Each decoration is hand cut, embossed and painted by Haitian artists and clear coated for weather resistance. The shop’s hummingbird stake may also make a colorful companion in the garden.
The flower wreath, recycled from oil drums, can make a dynamic work of art for the wall — indoor or out.
In July, Haiti experienced an earthquake in which nearly 2,400 lives were lost, 10,000 people injured and 13,000 homes were destroyed. Then heavy rains and floods from Tropical Storm Grace made the challenge faced by displaced children and families even more extreme.
Organizers of the Fair Trade Shop encouraged neighbors to help support residents of Haiti by purchasing items made there at the store. Hours are from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Thursday, second Saturdays and also at the Farmers Market on the Village Green on Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until Oct. 7.
For more information about the Fair Trade Shop, go to: buildingstonesshoppe.square.site or www.facebook.com/buildingstonesfairtradeshoppe.