The apple harvest is well under way in Summerland as Omar Christian

Orchard work

The apple harvest is well under way in Summerland as workers harvest this year's crop.

The apple harvest is well under way in Summerland as Omar Christian, left, assists Summerland orchardist Ramesh Lekhi. Because of the difficulty in finding local help, Lekhi sponsors six Jamaican employees, housing them from June until November. He speaks highly of the workers, saying they are a big help to him. Christian said “it is a very good experience and I have learned a lot. We have nothing like this in Jamaica.”