When Waterberry Lodge closed in March 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, we reassessed our priorities and short-term goals.
In a bid to support the communities in the villages around the Lodge to become more selfsustainable, we launched "Waterberry Tukongote Agricultural Co-operative Project". (It is a bit of a mouthful - but a descriptive one!)
Our benefactor, Rob Thompson's own vegetable garden inspired the #robsgardenchallenge, with him donating towards the set-up of Waterberry Lodge’s staff vegetable gardens, and the start of our Farming Project.
Phase 1 saw Waterberry Lodge and Tukongote staff learning and growing their own vegetable gardens. Phase 2 incorporated the growing of food for the Lodge and schools’ canteens and teaching the children different, more sustainable farming methods. Phase 3 extends to teaching people in the surrounding villages. This project is generously supported by Texel Foundation.