Author Archives : Cheryl Young

RECOGNIZING ROSS’ LEGACY


Kensington garden creation encourages community members to step forward Sometimes an idea can be planted and grow quickly. Creating a community garden in Kensington was a thought for Jamie MacKay that grew as fast as a radish in summer soil. MacKay’s passion for his community has filled up his schedule, and now his office. As the deputy provincial team lead…

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BUSY LIKE A BEE


Urban beehive construction continues The bees may not be buzzing about, but the folks behind the Urban Beehive Project at the Farm Centre in Charlottetown have been busy. Architects, Silva Stojak and Shallyn Murray of Nine Yards Studio (formerly BGHJ Architects), designed the demonstrative hives and now the second part of the space has been constructed. Brodye Chappell, of Brodye…

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THRIVING ON CHANGE


Sandy and Stephen Stewart find new revenue through innovation Down a winding secondary road in the west end of the Island is a booming business, built on hard work, family values, and innovation. H.F. Stewart is a second-generation company and their contribution to the agricultural landscape—in particular, potato agriculture—of PEI has been substantial over the past 30 years. When considering…

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FRESH, HOT, AND GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT


Catering to kid’s tastes with a lunch program From school breakfast programs to the provincial government’s Community Food Security and Food Education program introduced last spring, there is a growing recognition of students’ need for healthy, nutritious foods, both at school and at home. The phrase ‘good food’ has become synonymous with this effort to give students a firm foundation…

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CANADA’S AGRICULTURE DAY


Proudly celebrating hard-working Canadians Did you know Canada is the world’s fifth largest agricultural exporter? From exporting Prairie-grown lentils, to PEI’s potatoes, Canada’s food fills bellies around the world. It’s time to give kudos to agriculture in Canada, and February 13th is the day to do so. “Canada’s Agriculture Day is a time to celebrate the individuals that work hard…

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DIGGING IT


Plan to make your garden grow February is a short, cold month where thoughts of gardening are often buried as deeply as the fields under the snow. But it’s a great time to look ahead to warmer weather and do some planning for your gardens, be it vegetable, flower, or a combination of both. Now is a good time to…

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PEI Water Act


Long-awaited legislation introduced Water. It’s in every facet of people’s lives, from our bodily make-up, to daily activities of eating, drinking, cooking, and washing; water is an essential part of life itself. In 2010, the UN recognized the right to clean water and sanitation as one essential human right for all people. In PEI, such legislation has been a long…

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Farm & Food Care now on PEI


On December 8, 2017 a new organization focused on connecting consumers to the food they eat was launched. Farm & Food Care PEI (FFCPEI) is associated with Farm & Food Care organizations already established in Ontario and Saskatchewan. “PEI has excellent food…Farm and Food Care PEI’s efforts are going to focus on strengthening the connection between the consumer and their…

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Spreading Out


Garlic. It’s a fundamental vegetable used for centuries as a condiment, flavouring or for traditional medicine purposes. One Islander using garlic for years is Ryan Abdallah, the owner of Cedar’s Eatery in Charlottetown. And it’s become his passion to spread his love of garlic across Canada. “It just kinda became this obsession, more than a project, you know, same as…

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A Pig in a Puncheon


Recalling the preserving of a past generation Need something to eat in the middle of winter? A simple trip to the fridge or even to the grocery store is all we do today, but just one or two generations ago, it wasn’t that easy for many Islanders. Rural PEI in the 1940s and 50s was still a place where many…

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