Field of dreams finally ripe

Plant it and they will come. In its 16th year, the Ponoka Foodgrains Project harvests 170 acres each year, where the crop and donations

With harvest season closing the annual Foodgrains harvest is at the forefront.

Plant it and they will come.

In its 16th year, the Ponoka Foodgrains Project harvests 170 acres each year, where the crop and donations are dispersed among 35 countries needing the support.

Starting at noon on Oct. 4, the harvest will kick off with a catered lunch for all who attend.

“It’s a chance for us to thank our supporters,” said Foodgrains Project member Larry Henderson.

One hundred to 150 people come out each year to man the combines, help with the lunch or simply watch the usually bountiful crop come in.

Last year the project raised $85,000. “We’ve got to challenge and try to match it. Or beat it, that would be good,” said Henderson.

The project has been readily supported in Ponoka by farmers who come from various parts of the county to help bring in the crop, through monetary donations, product donations such as fertilizer and machinery from businesses, and by church organizations and the public.

The Foodgrains Project Field can be found three miles south of Ponoka along Highway 2, then west on C and E Trail (Township Road 423A). People can also reach the site by going west on Spruce Road and following the signs.

 

Just Posted

Ponoka runners complete gruelling 100 mile Sinister 7 ultra

One team hit second place, another 95th, while a solo runner landed in the 24th spot

Woman jumps in front of semi on Highway 2

Potentially tragic event averted on QEII with help of Ponoka ITU members

Innisfail-Sylvan Lake elects its new MLA

The by-election was held in the riding on July 12

France doubles up Croatia 4-2 to win World Cup

Played in Moscow Russia, latest Fifa World Cup marks the highest scoring final since 1966

Horse euthanized after fracturing leg in chuckwagon races at Calgary Stampede

B.C. animal rights group says that 60 horses have died in the event since 1986

Angry giant baby Trump balloon makes him feel ‘unwelcome’ in London

Trump told The Sun newspaper that he felt unwelcome in London because of protests, including a giant balloon that was being flown over Parliament on Friday.

Trump, Putin sit down a bit late for closely watched summit

Trump and Putin arrived Monday at Helsinki’s presidential palace for a long-awaited summit.

In TV interview, Trump claims queen called Brexit ‘complex’

Asked the queen’s view on Brexit, Trump said: “She said it’s a very complex problem.”

Exotic corpse flower begins to emit its putrid scent at Vancouver conservatory

A unique and exotic tropical plant, acclaimed for its size and abhorred for its smell, is blooming at a Vancouver conservatory.

CREA reports June home sales down 10.7% from year ago, but up from May

The Canadian Real Estate Association says home sales in June were down 10.7 per cent compared with a year ago.

Tens of thousands give heroes’ welcome to Croatia team

Euphoria gave way to a mixture of disappointment and pride for Croatia fans after their national team lost to France in its first ever World Cup final.

Former NHL goalie Ray Emery drowns in Lake Ontario

Police say the 35-year-old’s death appears to be a ‘case of misadventure’

Pussy Riot claims on-field protest at World Cup final

Russian protest group claimed responsibility after four people ran onto field in police uniforms

Fans party on Montreal streets after French World Cup win

To city is home to nearly 57,000 French nationals

Most Read