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Charity Helps Out At Home Kids Benefit In Canada’s Back Yard

“Heifer has provided a three-year grant of $150,000 to the program, which is operated at FortWhyte Alive, an environmental-education centre and farm on 263 hectares of land inside Winnipeg’s city limits. About 40 high-school students spend two hours working at the farm each week during the school year, and about eight are hired as full-time employees in the summer. Among other things, the teenagers grow and market vegetables, raise bees and run a honey business, and operate an aquaponics system featuring a 450-litre fish tank that is home to more than 200 tilapia.”

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December 23, 2007   Comments Off on Charity Helps Out At Home Kids Benefit In Canada’s Back Yard