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Students harvesting produce for good

Written on November 25th, 2011

Students from two OACS member schools recently ensured local produce didn’t go to waste and spent time in the fields for a good cause.

At Calvin Christian School in Hamilton, Grade 6 students spent a September afternoon working to salvage crops from a community garden. The group mostly picked green and yellow beans, as well as tomatoes and peppers. They picked close to 200 pounds of beans. The produce was distributed between the Neighbour to Neighbour Food Bank and Wesley Urban Centre.

Read more in the story Jim Hosmar wrote in the school’s In Touch newsletter (pg. 4).

This story stood out as it is similar to the work that 200 Holland Marsh Christian School students did when they collected 7,000 pounds of carrots that will nourish people half a world away.

A parent from the school who owns 12 acres of carrot fields allowed the students to glean carrots in October, picking up what was left over from the harvested fields that otherwise would have rotted.

Six large bins of carrots were collected and donated to the Ontario Christian Gleaners in Cambridge, where they’ll become part of soup packages sent to developing countries.

These stories are great examples of how OACS students are getting involved in their communities and helping others through their work.