A crowd watched four large horses and two happy gentlemen seed this year's crop for the Newell Foodgrains Growing Project, just outside Rosemary, AB. this weekend.
In 2013, the seed for this project was planted, so to speak, after a serendipitous meeting with the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. This inspired the project in it's current form, and for the past two years, land has been rented in the Rosemary area in an effort to help with the global hunger crisis.
According to statistics, one in eight people around the world go to bed hungry daily. Groups like the Newell Foodgrains Growing Project are rising up to help meet the need. They have three main objectives: to raise awareness of global hunger; raise money to end global hunger; and build community while doing this.
Certainly lofty goals, but the people of Rosemary are a dedicated, hearty bunch. And while the barley will grow thanks to the support of these people, the crop will also prove symbolic of what can be achieved when a group of people join to bolster a worthy cause.
To find out more about the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, visit their website here.