Okanagan farm teaches kids about agriculture and giving back

Good News Notes:

An Okanagan farm has partnered with the Westside Salvation Army to provide families in need with fresh boxes of vegetables while teaching kids the importance of agriculture and giving back.

As part of a week-long summer camp at Jackalope Farms, the kids learn the value of agriculture and the importance of helping people in need.

“We learn about planting, harvesting, crop rotation, we learn about beneficial insects, beneficial planting and we do some indigenous practices,” said Serina Penner, Jackalope Farms farmer and facilitator.

They have partnered with an organization, Incredible Edible Okanagan, that strives to end food insecurity in the Okanagan by delivering boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables to the Westside Salvation Army.

“When we realize that we can really help others, it empowers us and it makes us feel like we can do better,” said Penner. “That’s the beautiful thing with kids, they get it right away.”

The donations are greatly appreciated by the families that receive them….”

View the whole story here: http://globalnews.ca/news/8077232/jackalope-farms-okanagan/

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