John Deere feeding the hungry.

John Deere feeding the hungry.

When I first seen the picture of the combine, I immediately had to share it through social media.

It brought back memories of the many many hours I spent on farms across Alberta working with my families auction business. My dad was a second generation auctioneer specializing in farm equipment auctions. Green paint was his color of choice, he sold many many John Deere combines in his career.

The pictures below were taken by my friend Sue. Her husband was part of the team who dismantled the combine. Sue and Doug own and operate a Christmas Tree Farm  in Illinois. How cool is that!

Thank you Sue for all your help with the pictures and information about Can Do!


Called Project Can Do, it was a record breaking structure that took 450 peple over 1800 hours to construct.  It was a life sized combine made entirely from food – 308,448 cans  and 11,268 bags.  The combine can-food sculpture, which is 60 feet wide, 80 feet long and 16 feet tall and weighs approximately 170 tons. The food used to build the structure could feed approximately 150 families for one year.  You can read the news release here.

It truly is something! I would have loved to see it in person. I am all for using creative ways to support worthy causes.  Would it not be a wonderful thing to see more communities do something along a similar idea, building designs suited to each individual area.

There is a pretty neat video at the end of the post so you can see just how the Can Do Combine was built. Be sure to check it out.

You can click on the picture below to see a larger image with all the specs.

It is very impressive.


John Deere combine


John Deere Combine

cab of the combine

John Deere Combine


Published by Redawna

Cannabis, Garden & Food Writer/Educator/Photographer. SMM in the Cannabis space. Management Professional. Community Builder. Entrepreneurial spirit.

4 Replies on “John Deere feeding the hungry.

  1. It is quite impressive! I see they are building now in Canada.
    Love when there are ways to help causes in a creative way. It is why I do the gingerbread house work I do!

  2. Sue,

    See did a great job! It was great that you seen it in person. I suspect it was much more inpressive in person.

    Thank you again for sharing your pictures. It is appreciated!

    Thanks for stopping by! Great seeing you.

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