We are very grateful to Love a Child organisation who held an agricultural training course and sponsored Yvrose, Pierre Richard and Ludmie (Hope House Haiti) to attend. They learnt agricultural techniques to help them grow their own food and provided skills to transfer the information to the schools, the community, and the mountains community beyond.
The training covered all aspects of farming and horticulture, land management, animal welfare and breeding, insecticides, economics and business. As a result skills have been learnt that will enable the farm to become a reality and to make much better use of the land around the house.
The knowledge gained on the course has transformed the work being done. The land is being prepared properly with compost, grit and chicken manure being mixed in and also a site for the beds has been chosen carefully to take advantage of shade available. So far four new beds have been planted with cabbage seedlings. Also a bed has been created on the school site next to the new classrooms, which will be used to teach the children how to grow vegetables.
The biggest challenge has been water at the farm. As we write the well, pump, water tanks, irrigation system and generator are all being connected up! Thank you to Haven and the individuals who have contributed towards making the water a reality and for those who prayed. You would not believe what a relief this is to us, it has been such a long-term daily challenge transporting large tanks of water to our farm for the vegetables and for our chicken houses. We give God thanks for this provision.