We visited with the Branch President and the heads of 3 different families to review the food project again with them. We are excited about the possibilities and the direction we are going. The following shows how one family is already enthused and has started a few little boxes on their roof. The home belongs to Simon Ramirez, standing in the picture. He is a member of the church who will also service as the expert in gardens.
The above picture is of Noel De los Santos and his son standing in front of a chicken coop he built after he heard about the project. He built the project using materials he found lying around that didn’t cost him anything and a little bit of cash outlay from his own pocket. He is a perfect example that our concept of having the members make a major investment in money, time and energy is key to making the food projects successful. We have no doubt he will be successful. He needs help from the church buying chickens to get him started. Every project will include discussions on ways to make the project sustainable. They will need to sale eggs and save money for the day when they need more chickens.
We took the following pictures as we were walking through Noel’s neighborhood. It is a good example of how most people live.
Elder’s Quorum President, Wallace, Branch Pres. Aguino, Branch Secretary