PLAEP’s beliefs anchor on the principle that we must meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Therefore, long-term stewardship of both natural and human resources is of equal importance to short-term economic gain. Stewardship of human resources includes consideration of social responsibilities such as working and living conditions of laborers, the needs of rural communities, and consumer health and safety both in the present and the future. Stewardship of land and natural resources involves maintaining or enhancing the quality of these resources and using them in ways that allow them to be regenerated for the future.COVID-19 has prompted PLAEP to scale up promoting agriculture and in particular vegetable growing as a source of income and food security for GROW SHG members. A good amount of vegetable produce was being imported into the country. However, the supply of imported produce has greatly reduced and therefore a demand for such produce is present. The communities we serve are going hungry; they have no jobs as many industries have closed down due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Vegetable growing is now an opportunity to earn income and feed the family.