Guneysinir Community Park & Almond Co-op
This project was inspired by conversations with G Advenutres’ field staff and the residents participating in a nearby home stay experience. The goal is to provide an opportunity for travellers to spend time in a community park and contribute to a budding social enterprise. With the help of the local municipality, a 10,000 sq.m. plot of land was identified for the park. Today, G Adventures travellers visit the park en route to the home stay for an afternoon tea at sunset with local village residents and to learn about the project.
An almond plantation that doubles as a community park will provide not only a source of shade and water retention, but a source of income once almonds can be harvested, with the added benefit of it becoming a place for families and visitors to enjoy together. The first harvest is expected in 2021, creating new jobs for the community. Additional profits will be invested in women’s empowerment and children’s education programs locally.