A number of Syrian refugees are helping out with a community harvest in Moose Jaw saying it’s a way of giving back to the country that has taken them in.
The second annual Mosaic Community Food Farm harvest is a collaboration between the potash mining company and advocacy groups such as Hunger in Moose Jaw, Riverside Mission, Moose Jaw and District Food Bank and Tree Canada.
The food farm, located in Wakamow Valley, was created to help sustainably feed vulnerable populations in the city.
This season, it yielded just over 1,300 kg of potatoes and carrots, among other produce.
Celeste Geisbauer, Mosaic’s senior community investment specialist, says it’s been a real bonus to have the Syrian refugees take part and learn what kind of vegetables can be grown in Saskatchewan.
She says the food harvested will be stored into the fall and winter and will help food agencies well into the new year.
(CTV Regina/Canadian Press)