In 2021, FHM planted a community garden adjacent to the guest house. The plan was to sell vegetables and bring in a small amount of income. Under the care of local Haitian agronomists, the garden flourished and produced bumper crops of tomatoes, eggplant, corn, cabbage, hot and sweet peppers, and cucumbers. Since 2021, COVID struck and then the country went into lockdown due to the civil unrest that followed the assassination of President Moise. Access to food became severely restricted in Leogane and this garden turned into a lifeline for the community. Jameson Avril, the head farmer proudly told us that “The land is fertile, and it is giving us much food for people who have none.” One of the few ‘silver linings’ of living in Haiti is that they have an opportunity of growing food year-round. Haiti has two rainy seasons which provides plenty of water plus we discovered and restored two deserted wells on the property for use between the rainy seasons. FHM also now partners with another non-profit in the area that has a focus on malnutrition. Junior Belange is the CEO of Vi-Espwa and he said, “Here at Vi-Espwa, we use to have a garden and gave food away. Now partnering with FHM, we can provide even more food to more people”. Michael Annello, FHM’s in-country director said, “Personally, I am very proud of we are doing here. Haiti has become a tough place to be. Inflation, insecurity and gang activity has everyone on edge. One of Michael’s good friends in the community expressed his appreciation that Michael and FHM are helping out in one of the most dire times. This garden does not make a financial profit but it has become more than worth our investment to the community. If you are looking for something to support that brings hope at a seemingly hopeless time, look no further and support this garden.