The Head Office team perform final checks and realize that some of the GNs are close together making it impossible to create one spice garden in each since the carrying capacity weighed against total tourism arrival estimates did not give a good ratio.Therefore, the GMSL did two things. First, it identified that some of the gardens could be interconnected while changing the name from “Spice Garden” to ” Knuckles Life Garden” (KLG) which is a unique GMSL concept that takes into account natural terrain and creates optimized habitats for fauna and flora to thrive. It also finalized some of the homestays as well as the restaurants for treatment with the project.
August 01st – August 27th 2022
The field teams perform initial reconnaissance visits to prospects for assistance and work towards fine tuning their long list. During the period the teams visited more than 40 potential home stays, observed over 20 sites for spice gardens and approximately 20 restaurants.
15th July – 30th 2022
The GMSL commenced its activities with a strategy meeting. In the interim of going to ground, the GMSL spoke with the EU and USAID to determine if they were doing similar work so that our individual actions do not duplicate or gap.