What great joy! The students who helped in the garden were able to reap what had been sowed.
And then came COVID. Romania was under complete lockdown for two months. In order to help the children and families in Budila, FFR planted a garden on the newly purchased land. Vegetables like carrots, beans, onions, lettuce and lots and lots of potatoes were planted by the After School Program teachers and volunteers. What a blessing!
Electricity was re-installed on the property, and a fence was placed around the garden to protect the land from stray dogs.
Showtime! Some of the FFR board members came from America to Brasov for a brief visit and were able to see the land in person. They instantly saw the potential of this land. They left enthusiastically to get this new endeavor underway, and also with pockets full of walnuts from the walnut tree!
After years of looking at different buildings and land in and around Budila, Caty Roos, FFR collaborator,
called Steffi one afternoon saying, “There is one more I saw online!”