In the midst of the pandemic Patience yearned to be closer to the lifestyle she once had with her grandmother in West Africa. She shares memories of how it was normal to have land and grow nutritional food that maintained and nourished their family. In these trying times Patience believed it was her calling to grow her traditional foods for her fellow Cameroon and other African Expats in the DMV area. At Esther Manor she strives to bring that family oriented and cross-cultural community experience to life and has purchased the land to do so. In Beaverdam, Virginia, she is cultivating an acre of African indigenous crops with her husband and two kids. In their first year as a family, they have produced ethnic produce, have a large market, are very eager to expand. Among their African ethnic produce is Bitter Leaf, Njama Njama, and Waterleaf. All of these greens are rich in health benefits and antioxidants. Patience and family drive to Maryland and other areas and make personal drop offs themselves catering to the African population in that area. At Esther Manor there are big dreams of agritourism, multi-cultural events, and acres of ethnic foods. Please click the donate button to move them towards their goals.