Sad to say goodbye and move to a new location
Dear Friends and Family,
We hope this finds you doing well and staying safe wherever you may be.
As many of you may know, the situation in Myanmar grows increasingly challenging with each month. Currently the entire country is being hit with a devastating 3rd wave of Covid 19. With shortages of oxygen and no vaccinations available it is spreading rapidly throughout all corners of the country.
Due to this current devastating situation along with the political instability for the last 6 months our trainings and projects here at Sprouting Seeds have been put on hold temporarily.
We have continued to work on the grounds around the café and also develop our future programs, but day to day operations and trainings have been forced to come to a halt. We are unsure as to when we will be able to restart the projects and programs through our training centre here in downtown Kalaw.
Sprouting Seeds Moving Locations Again
As many of you know, we had to move our location 2 and half years to our new location. As sad and difficult as it is, we have just been informed by the owner of our current buildings that he wants us to move out, they no longer want to rent the building for us to use as café, bakery and training centre.
After all of the work and energy we put into this new place just over 2 years ago, we now have to find a new place. To make matters even worse, we are having to move admist a major Covid 19 pandemic and in the middle of a huge political instability within the country.
We have roughly 4-5 months to find a new place and move our training centre which works as our café, bakery, eco-shop, yoga studio and organic gardens. We are deeply saddened with this news as we put so much energy into this new place expecting to be here for the long term. We will keep you posted on our progress of moving to the new training centre.
As with many things that we created here at our new location, we only will be able to enjoy the a little longer. We shared that during the 2nd Covid lockdown a few months ago, we made huge progress in the gardens here at Sprouting Seeds with a beautiful Her Spiral.
The good news is that we turned one of the most neglected areas of the garden into a beautiful centre piece of the garden. We have been able to enjoy so many herbs, spices and veggies and wanted to share the images of it in full bloom.
As we begin our search for a new location for the training centre and start our packing of things once again, we also our spending our time and energy in village when permitted.
As we continue stay under strict curfews and stay at home orders, we continue to put our energy and time into Whispering Earth Learning Centre, (Myanmar Youth Training Centre). We are still able to travel to the rural training site located outside of Kalaw to continue on developments of the project there. Although this is also extremely limited, we are still able to do some planning and development of the buildings, land and grounds of the 14 acre training centre.
We hope for some political stability in the country soon as well as the easing of the spreading of Covid 19. In the meantime we search for a new and better place to re-open our training centre, continue our work on the development of Whispering Earth and all of our programs serving the local communities.
Wishing you warmest regards,
Sprouting Seeds Family
The barren ground where we started our Herb Spiral
Herb Spiral loaded with herbs and veggies
Early monsoon flooding in the veggie gardens
Several basil varieties ready for pesto treats!
Basil, lettuce, sage, oregano, thyme and more!