This past summer, Kendal Farms Ltd grew an 80-acre sunflower field off Hwy. 43 X near the traffic circle, and now the seeds have been harvested, and are being sold to raise money for the GP Rotary Ukrainian Relief Fund.
Ken Drysdale and his wife of Kendal Farms wanted to be able to help the citizens of Ukraine that came from the combat area that are trying to settle and keep their families going here in Grande Prairie.
Nearly 1000 bags of seeds were collected, which is roughly 50,000 dollars' worth of product, and all proceeds will go to the GP Rotary Club to administer out to families.
Drysdale says, “We just distributed pallets around to 7 businesses so far on both sides of the city, and you can pick them up for $50 a bag at Rentco Equipment, Bobcat of the Peace, Northern Metalic Grande Prairie, Northern Metalic Clairmont, Prairie Coast Equipment Inc, Rocky Mountain Equipment, and Trapper Gord’s Debolt.”
Drysdale also wanted to express thanks to the many people and businesses that volunteered their time and resources to help make this happen including Wembley Seed Cleaning Plant, Fosters Seed and Feed in Beaverlodge, Grande Prairie Rotary Club, Ken Popowich, Steve Strebchuk – Beekeeper/Honey producer, and SpeedPro West – signs.