Join Us at a Harvest Celebration!

Every year our growing projects celebrate their harvests, hold fundraisers and hold a variety of other events.  Following are those that have been scheduled so far.  Please check back often for updates. 


Hopedale, IL Growing Project

The Hopedale, IL Growing Project's harvest celebration will begin at 1:00 pm at

5192 Hopedale Rd.
Hopedale, IL 61747

Somonauk, IL Harvest Celebration

The Somonauk IL Growing Project's harvest celebration will be held October 21st.  The celebration will begin with a worship service at 10:00 CDT.  Please join us at:

11625 County Line Rd.
Somonauk IL 60552

Sandwich, IL 5K/10K Race

Please join us for the Donut Dash 5K/10K on October 15th.  The 10K race starts at 8:30am, and the 5K race starts at 9am.  The flier has all the details.  To participate please complete the registration form and mail it to the

Sandwich Park District
1001 N. Latham St.
Sandwich, IL 60548

Polo, IL Growing Project

The Polo, IL Growing Project's harvest celebration begins with a lunch at 11am on October 21st at

Church of the Brethren
401 S. Congress Ave.
Polo, IL 61064


Ashley, IN Growing Project and Overseas Guests

The overseas guests from FRB's Myanmar Chin program will be speaking at the Ashley, IN Growing Project's harvest celebration.  Please join us on October 28th from 10am to 1pm to listen to them and to enjoy a pitch-in lunch, trunk or treat, corn shucking contest and antique farm equipment display.

Pleasant Chapel Church
1993 Co Rd 8
Ashley, IN 46705

If you're hoping to hear the overseas guest speak and can't make it to this harvest celebration, the guests will also be speaking at a Columbia, MO harvest celebration on October 15th.  Please click on this link to learn more.


Burlington, IA Growing Project

The Burlington IA Growing Project will be hosting a picnic with a chilli cook-off.  Please join us at 4:00 pm on Saturday Octboer 14th at the

First Christian Church
1221 Park Ave
Burlington, IA 52601


Meet FRB's Overseas Guests from Myanmar!

Join us to give thanks for the harvest and to hear guests from FRB's Myanmar-Chin program! Share with others from Missouri growing projects, meet the overseas guests – and join us for a meal! Here's the flier for the event.  Please RSVP to Karon Speckman.

St. Andrew's Lutheran Church
914 West Blvd.
S. Columbia, MO

Background on FRB's Myanmar-Chin program: FRB program is working in this remote area with 5,000 households that don't have food security. The goal is to increase harvesting and storage of maize to help households reduce the losses in stored maize grain and also produce their own quality maize seed. Chin state, in the west of Myanmar, is the country’s poorest state, with high food insecurity and malnutrition. The majority of the households depend on rain-fed agriculture for their livelihoods, with rice and maize as the most important crops. Due to the state’s remoteness, interventions like introduction of higher yielding seeds and fertilizer are not viable short-term solutions to resolve food insecurity. There can be a hunger gap of three months. Catholic Relief Services is the lead supporter of this program.


Yakima, WA Growing Project

Please joing the Yakima, WA Growing Project's harvest celebration for a bbq and apple picking on October 28th at 11:00 am at

Wiley Heights Covenant Church
12504 Gilbert Rd
Yakima, WA 98903