Growing project – Despite of the inclement weather on Oct. 16, an enthusiastic crowd joined Stone United Church in Guelph/Eramosa as it wrapped up its 2022 Foodgrains Growing Project and to recognize World Food Sunday. This is the fourth year that Stone United, with cooperation from area churches, has raised money for the Canadian Foodgrains Bank, which strives to combat global hunger, which is estimated to impact some 800 million people worldwide.
The project featured a friendly competition among church members to grow the heaviest pumpkin, the tallest sunflower plant and the largest zucchini. Winners in the growing competitions included Flora Benham for the heaviest pumpkin, Marg Baker with the smallest pumpkin and Lisa Leffler for the best decorated. Murray Oliver grew the tallest sunflower at 14 feet, as well as the largest zucchini.
Project donations are still being accepted either by e-transfer to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Stone United Church, Box 57, Rockwood, N0B 2K0. Here Foodgrains Project organizer Barb Parker, left, and Cathy Lennon, general manager of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, are grateful for donations.