Inclement weather postpones Kneehill North Growing Project Harvest Day

North Foodgrains 2017

The 4th Annual Harvest Day of the Kneehill North Growing Project did not go exactly as planned, because of the nasty snow storm that preceded the scheduled event and left the ground too wet for the machinery. But it certainly did not dampen the generous spirit of the over 100 guests who made it to the Huxley Community Centre for the lunch and silent auction on Friday October 8.

Andre Visscher, the Regional Coordinator for Alberta for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank gave a very brief presentation of the benefits of the program world-wide. He has visited some of the countries and the communities and the farmers who have been the recipients of the funding the Canadian farmers and donors have supplied. He also emphasized the co-operative nature of the program, both as to the number of denominations and organizations that contribute and then the fact that all donated funds to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank through local projects are matched by the Canadian government four to one, up to $25 million.

The early figures from Friday’s effort indicate almost $6000.00 with $3000 of that being “acre sponsors”. In the four years that the Kneehill North Growing Project has been running, including Friday’s amount, the total raised has been $114,861.37. To that will be added this year’s harvest. When that may take place will depend on how long further precipitation holds off, and how soon the land dries.