Eshkol mission is to create an abundance of food for people in need by supporting and encouraging home gardens to farms on unused land and small spaces while increasing diversity, raising awareness for health and wellness, and inspiring and educating youth, adults and seniors to create an economically sustainable system to uplift communities in Sri Lanka, Asia.
Our Vision and Work
Our Vision and Campaign has become a Movement in Sri Lanka to Create an Abundance of Food for All in Our Generation through our “Govijana Yathra” program that means the journey of farming people The intention of this campaign is to affect a paradigm shift in in the way that our country and diverse communities approach food security and financial security. Eshkol Movement is built on the holistic vision for Sri Lanka and the region that sees a future in which good health, innovation and productivity are an inherent part of our lifestyle.
Through our campaign we aim to encourage 10 Million people in Sri Lanka and 100 million in Asian region starting with Sri Lanka to plant and register their gardens as a part of the our “Food Chain”., This campaign empowers people who are unemployed, underemployed, laid off, malnourished, have unhealthy diets, suffer from hunger or food insecurity.
Eshkol connects people to opportunity so that they may move from stagnant, difficult conditions to vibrant, healthy and productive lifestyles, which means that this transformation can enable people to be victorious in the global markets. This includes connecting people to information, training, internships and educational opportunities through collaboration with local organizations in the region as well as globally.
We believe in empowering people and transforming lives. Eshkol serves as a hub and a network to connect people with non-profit, private and public entities. Developing win-win partnerships with community residents, non-profits, governmental agencies, local businesses and international corporations, is the foundation of the our Business Model. We know that this approach accompanied with our process is critical to the success of our vision to “create an abundance of food for all in our generation.
How our Model Works
We help move people beyond the cycle of continual need for emergency food assistance, so that they may become employed or self-employed, productive and innovative citizens, in the way we employ women from tea-plantation communities. One way that Eshkol actively achieves this goal is by educating communities in need about growing their own food and about the global economy and emerging industries and how these issues affect their daily lives.
We are a first point of contact with the community and we achieve our goals through the following key activities: Our school /community garden initiatives addresses the need for emergency food relief by establishing and supporting existing gardens to transform them into spaces of free food for the community and encouraging people to grow their own food at home.
We also feature online, interactive educational forums that raise awareness about: the emerging industries, green businesses, green collar job training opportunities and job placement opportunities on our blog, newspaper articles, and website. We also feature gardening tips and healthy recipes, as well as information on Healthy Eating, Healthy Thinking, Healthy Fitness and Healthy Finances. Visit our Blog today!
We host “free seed- give away” to encourage people to grow their own food, cut down on their monthly bills.
You may register your garden here by dropping us a text or giving us a call. All of the gardens we have established are a part of the our Govijana Yathra” -10 Million Campaign
Eshkol has a zero-tolerance policy for sexism, racism, and xenophobia. We believe there is a place in the farm for all and all our work is built on this foundation. We will offer resources and support to gardeners to create the world we want to see – well-nourished and free from hate, discrimination, and harassment.