Students harvest an educational farm experience

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The annual Harvest Day included students from Elizabeth Middle, Luseland and Westcliffe Composite schools

A drone captures a group image of the 85 students, their teachers and various volunteers involved with the local Canadian Foodgrains Bank growing project’s annual Harvest Day held this year on Sept. 14 at the Moody’s Equipment compound in Kindersley

Kenneth Brown
of The Clarion

A large group of students has been educated on agriculture and food security after attending the Harvest Day event at a local farm implement dealership.

The annual Harvest Day was held on Sept. 14 at the Moody’s Equipment compound in Kindersley. Grade 7 students from Elizabeth Middle School were joined by students from Luseland School and Westcliffe Composite School.

There were 85 students in attendance.

The event is a partnership between local businesses and committee members for the Prairie West Growing Project, a charity harvest in support of the Canadian Foodgrains Bank (CFB). The group has held Harvest Day since 2013 and the event has grown.

Each year, a crop is grown northwest of Kindersley on 140 acres of land donated by Don and Linda Lafleur. The first Harvest Day was held at the Lafleur farm with a single Grade 7 class from Westberry School.

The event has been held at the Moody’s Equipment compound since 2015, so the actual CFB harvest at the Lafleur farm doesn’t coincide with Harvest Day. The students instead learn from agricultural experts and other guests.

The Prairie West Growing Project also includes a field of crops south of Eston.

For more on this story, please see the Sept. 20 print edition of The Clarion.

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