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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 aucitons. 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!

DSC06680Called 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 apporimately 150 families for one year.  You can read the news release here.

It truely 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

 

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