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Harvest Day

For the past five years, a number of people in our community have participated in a Canadian Foodgrains Bank growing project.  The way it works is a quarter section of land (160 acres) is set aside, seed, fertilizer, labour, machinery, and irrigation costs, etc are donated by a variety of people and organizations, and all of the proceeds from the harvest are given to the Foodgrains Bank for international relief (I’ve written a bit more about the good work that this organization does before here and here).  With the 4:1 matching grant from the Canadian government, this one project has been able to raise nearly $2 million over the last four years!

Well, yesterday was harvest day for the Coaldale-Lethbridge Growing Project, so I headed out to the field to join the festivities and snap some photos.

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For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat… (Matthew 25:35)

To contribute to the work of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, click here.

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  1. J for Joy #

    Thank you for sending the pics…it is wonderful to see people making such a huge community effort on such a large scale.

    August 30, 2011
    • Good to hear from you, Joy! It really was fantastic to see.

      August 31, 2011

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