Valley Syrian farmers hired

Three farming families who came to Canada last year as refugees from Syria are getting back to the land on a farm in The Valley.

Allison Maher, co-owner of Dempsey Corner Orchards in Aylesford; said she and her husband contacted the Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia several months ago to ask if any of the refugees had farming experience.

Her business was initially interested in hiring one family, but they ended up hiring three.

Four employees from the three families began work last Friday by pruning the apple orchard.