Recently Jocelyn Azeme, our agronomist with Haitian HOPE
, was awarded a $500 scholarship by Rad Hazelip,
of Love-a-Child, to attend their three week intensive training in Fond Parisienne .
An agronomist studies the numerous ways plants can
be cultivated, genetically altered,and utilized to our advantage.
While Jocelyn was in training, he learned how to work in the shade house you see pictured.
The shade house is 10 feet high, 18 feet wide and 40 feet long
with a UV screen that has a 50% sun block rate.
This makes a wonderful place for a vegetable nursery where the young
seedlings thrive before they get transplanted into regular gardens.
Rad put Ron Lusk, the man who built the shade houses for Love-a-Child,
in touch with me. He and co-instructor, Ben, will be coming with us on
the next mission trip to build a shade house for our garden in Monac!
Ron Lusk’s ministry is Sustainable Food Production.
They specialize in teaching gardening techniques,
researching new and better crops, providing quality, and non-GMO seeds.
They also minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
This is a huge blessing as their charity provides this for us free of charge.
The shade house will take about 4 days to build and will be
a wonderful addition to our ever-growing gardens!
God just continues to smile upon us