Understaffed Garden Workers S-t-r-e-c-h-e-d

Holy Land Garden


COVID-19 continues to create challenges at Holy Land Garden. Most of the traditionally available help comes from other countries. With the lack of international travel due to the coronavirus, we find ourselves understaffed and therefore s-t-r-e-c-h-e-d to cover all the necessary responsibilities. The hope has been that things would settle down, and international travel would open back up. However, we are now going on six months with no new international volunteers, and the immediate future does not look very promising.


As the country starts to relax some of its COVID-19 restrictions, we do hope to take advantage of national residents who “catch the vision” for the agricultural project. Things remain up in the air with the coronavirus concerns and little freedom to travel, whenever or wherever.  


Another disappointing aspect of COVID-19 is the fear it has caused regarding starting new training and teaching projects. Our hope is this will also diminish shortly, as things get back to normal.


Thanks to Stephen, who is a resident of the area, Holy Land Garden is growing and getting a good start on the growing season. The temperatures through October stayed higher than usual, which caused some germination issues as soil temperatures were hard on the new seedlings. We have started to receive timely rains. That is always a good sign that the weather will cool down to more moderate temperatures throughout autumn.


Thank you!


GHNI Partner & Transformational Community Development (TCD) Worker