BIG FIELD PROJECT
NEW FOR 2019
For the last ten years Pembina Pipelines has generously donated a quarter section of land to Share the Harvest and we will be forever grateful for their kindness.
Recently we received notice that the land would no longer be available to us so we had to scramble to make other arrangements. But as so often is the case when one door closes, another one opens. Our prayers were answered and Suncor donated a quarter section near our original site but with even better visibility as it sits at the junction of Highway 643 and Highway 825, about 7 km east of Gibbons, Alberta.
Better still, one of our directors has been kind enough to make the quarter section immediately to the east a Grow Hope field! All the proceeds from that field will go to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank as well, but acres are sponsored by the community. Check that out at our Grow Hope page (under projects).
In our traditional 150 acre "Big Field" Project our corporate sponsors generously provide us with crop inputs and our directors and volunteer farmers donate equipment and labour to seed the crop and provide any other field operations required .
The highlight of the year is the harvest day when we typically have a dozen combines operating along with grain carts and grain trucks. Friends, neighbours, and supporters gather to enjoy a BBQ, share news about the Canadian Foodgrains Bank and its activities and to celebrate the harvest. The combines start rolling with the wave of a Canadian flag and the harvest is quickly completed. The crop is sold with the proceeds forwarded to the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFGB).
A big thanks to our supporters
We couldn’t pull this together without the generosity of our agri-business partners and the selfless work of area farmers that take on the work to produce our crop and get it off to market. Their willingness to contribute to this cause and the “Git ‘er done!” spirit is amazing!
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McEwen's Fuel and Fertilizer
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Sturgeon Valley Fertilizers
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