Year two of the Land of Dreams’ 30-acre urban farm in southeast Calgary has brought twice the bounty of the first.

The 32 circular plots for gardeners to grow fruit and vegetables — compared to 16 last year — yielded about 1,000 pounds of food this year after a reaping of 200 pounds of kale, carrots and sunchokes (Jerusalem artichokes) within two weeks. Five hundred pounds of produce was picked in 2019.

The unique quality of the Land of Dreams, an initiative spearheaded by the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS), is that Canadian immigrant families, particularly the Yazidi people of Sinjar, Iraq, are the leading gardeners.

Praise the Lord

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