Jacaranda trees grace the entrance of the new cafe
Dear Friends and Family
It is hot season here in Myanmar and we are feeling the heat!! Many changes have happened since we last shared our news with you 3 months ago.
Sprouting Seeds has moved to a new location!!!
After running the training centre in our home in Kalaw for over 2 years, the house was sold and we were forced to move out. The notice came rather quickly, and did not leave us much time to find a new home.
After much searching and almost losing hope, we found our new location!
We moved in roughly 2 months ago and are already open to busy as usual!! The new place is wonderful and has so many great possibilities for us to grow our projects and trainings to reach more people.
We are now located much more centrally in downtown Kalaw, close to the train station. The space is larger, with a wooden bridge, a small stream and 3 buildings. It took so much hard work and effort but we have succeeded and the place looks and feels like Sprouting Seeds now!
The building had been abandoned almost entirely for the last few years, so it took alot of work. The main building serves as the cafe and the kitchen. The next building is 3 floors!!!
The yoga studio is on the top floor, quiet and away from all the noise of the cafe and a beautiful panoramic view of Kalaw. The bottom floor serves as the bakery and space for cooking classes. The other buildings and rooms will be used to house the new mountain bikes and plans for a new juice bar and expanding our eco shop.
We will have lots of work to do, but we are getting settled and the gardens are coming along!!!!!
Donation of new Mountain Bikes
Just was we were in transition and moving into the new house, we were so generously dontated 5 new mountain bikes, and also one more for a total of 6 bikes!!!
We are in the process of creating several different mountain bike trail rides, joining then in with some trekking and some stays for meals in the local ethnic villages outside of Kalaw.
We are training 2 new guides to manage and run the mountain biking rental component and we are so very much looking forward to sharing the new project and opportunities to ride out and engage with the local communities on mountain bikes in the near future!
We are looking forward to the next few months and to share more of our successes in the new building with you soon!!!
Sprouting Seeds Family
Main room of the new cafe with earthen counter
One of our volunteers working on the new garden
Wooden bridge entrance into new Sprouting Seeds
The buildings with yoga studio on 3rd floor
Some of the main buildings at Sprouting Seeds