Browsing Category : Community

A YOUTH-LED ENTERPRISE


Epekwitk Gardens & Preserves engages youth through land stewardship The Epekwitk Gardens and Preserves project began five years ago when leaders of the First Nation community felt it was important to create an opportunity for their future generations. Reconnecting youth to their ancestral roots of stewardship and community was identified as a priority for the Band. According to Chief Brian…

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BEYOND TOURISM


Perspectives on keeping rural communities vibrant in the winter They say it takes a village to raise a child. But when the village collapses, what does it take to raise it again? Many PEI villages are relics of a once thriving rural community. As agriculture and other major industries became industrialized, the lifeblood of these places was gradually siphoned out.…

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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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ICYMI (in case you missed it)


After 32 years, Eugene’s General Store in Tignish changed ownership. Tommy and Joanne Perry handed the keys to Joey Morrissey, on Feb. 2. Morrissey’s son Carter took over as manager, red suspenders and all. After three years of lobbying, The Humble Barber has been granted liquor licences for their locations in Charlottetown and Summerside. Stir It Up, a new vegan…

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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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ICYMI


(In case you missed it) Heart Beet Organics was honoured with the Gilbert R. Clements award for Excellence in Environmental Farm Planning at the PEIFA 77th AGM. Dairy farmers Allan & Coleen MacQuarrie, of MacTalla Farms, Bonshaw, PEI, were awarded the prestigious Master Breeder award by Holstein Canada. The only Maritimers to receive the award this year, they competed against…

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Rethinking the Menu


Pilot project aims to place more organic foods on kids’ plates We can all picture it: a plastic, mustard yellow compartmentalized lunch tray sliding across the metal cafeteria counter; one modest serving of wobbly red jello accompanied by a ration of spaghetti and meatballs, a white roll with margarine, perhaps iceberg lettuce with ranch dressing. School lunches, like many institutional…

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Constructing a Food Island


How PEI is building a name for itself in culinary tourism “You have to taste a culture to understand it.” – Deborah Carter “Canada’s Food Island.” Did you smirk when you first heard Prince Edward Island bestowed with such a grand proclamation? Did you wonder who came up with such ambitious branding? Or did it strike as merely the latest…

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