C C Toews Family

Growing Projects

Community growing projects are a unique way for people to contribute grain and other agricultural commodities to help people who are hungry around the world.

A typical project involves a group of people working together to farm a common plot of land. After harvest, the production is donated through the Canadian Foodgrains Bank to our church members for overseas food aid and agricultural development projects.

Community growing projects have many benefits for you and your neighbours. You'll often see a strong sense of community spirit develop because growing a crop is a hands-on, tangible way for people to be involved and feel a sense of achievement.

http://www.foodgrainsbank.ca/ Canadian Foodgrains Bank is a partnership of 15 Canadian churches and church-based agencies working together to end global hunger. Canadian Foodgrains Bank is no ordinary bank. Helping to relieve hunger is no ordinary cause.
Farm Activities - Excerpts from 2011 Christmas Letter

The Farm was full of activity in the summer and fall, with events taking place every weekend.The Linden M.B. Church Sunday school picnic kicked off the busy event season on June 19.

A total of five family reunions were held at the Farm during the warm summer months, including the annual C.C. Toews Family picnic that was held on Aug 6.

The farm also hosted several local bridal parties for wedding photos.

A great venue for large gatherings, the farm was booked for a back to school Corn Roast; a Hawaiian Luau; the M.B. Church Youth Group camp out; and, the annual Kneehill Soil customer appreciation BBQ.

In the spirit of giving back, the 300 acres adjacent to the farm was rented to the Acme Linden Foodgrains Bank growing project for a reduced rate. Wheat was planted this year and yielded on average 70 bushels an acre. The harvest brought in roughly $120,000, and after the government match amount was added in, just under $500,000 was made for the Canada Foodgrains Bank. The annual Foodgrains Bank Harvest supper was held at the Farm on Sept. 22 following the harvest.

The annual Country Christmas Bazaar in support of 10,000 Villages  was held on Nov. 12. The Bazaar featured items from 10,000 Villages and several other local vendors. In true Toews fashion complementary coffee and hot chocolate was provided as people enjoyed this unique shopping experience. Homemade pies were a hit and sold out before noon.

We should all be proud to be a part of this amazing legacy and we think Grandma and Grandpa would be thrilled to see so many community functions being held on their homestead.

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