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For the third year running, Viterra is providing land at Stettler and two other Alberta terminals for growing projects.

Long-running growing project finds land at last moment

It was a close call, but one of the country’s longest-running Canadian Foodgrains Bank growing projects has successfully seeded its 24th crop. “We did not secure this 70 acres until May 6, which is very late,” Doug Maas, a member of the Central Alberta Growing Project committee, said in an email. “Our committee was looking […] Read more









There were more than three dozen growing projects and fundraisers in Alberta last year, including the Brownfield and District Growing Project, which made a YouTube video of its 2017 harvest.

Growing projects putting down roots around elevators

Volunteers at a trio of Canadian Foodgrains Bank growing projects in Alberta won’t have to go far to deliver their harvests this fall. Viterra is providing 400 acres around three of its Alberta grain terminals (and another three in Saskatchewan) for growing pro­jects this year. “We’ve had a long-standing partnership with Viterra,” said John Longhurst, […] Read more



Earlier this year, 10 educators from across Canada spent two weeks in Nepal, visiting Canadian Foodgrains Bank projects and also staying with Nepalese families for part of their tour. Youth educators — teachers, 4-H leaders, youth pastors, and others — are invited to apply for a similar tour in Uganda in August.

Youth educators invited to Foodgrains Bank tour

Application deadline is May 15

The Canadian Foodgrains Bank is inviting youth educators to apply to join a tour to Uganda in August. Tour participants will meet people who have experienced hunger first hand, learn about the root causes and impacts of hunger, and learn about efforts to respond to the different kinds of hunger. “Our goal is to provide […] Read more