Syrian refugee family shares the fruits of their labour with charity

posted Dec 17, 2017, 12:51 AM by Amr Sayed   [ updated Dec 17, 2017, 12:52 AM ]
El Daher family

A family who fled Syria as refugees has taken up farming near Calgary and their first harvest is almost ready. Now they just need to find someone who wants it

Six-year-old Aisha loves to water the radishes on her family farm. Her father, Mohamed El Daher, and mother, Nhema, grew up on farms in Syria.

They came to Calgary as refugees with three young kids and finally have found themselves farming again.

"Every day, every day," El Daher said of the work.

The family makes a daily trip to a plot of land donated in March just northeast of the airport.

There are some challenges, though.

The family is learning English and have never farmed on Alberta soil. But despite that, they've produced a half-hectare of veggies, including nearly 2,000 heads of lettuce.

But now the question is, who will eat it?

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