Tag Archives : sustainable agriculture

l-r: Marc, Krista, and Ben Schurman (and Zoey the dog) in front of one of the new boilers Photo credit: Cheryl Young/Salty


Finding ways to save at Schurman Family Farm Imagine if you could save 100,000 litres of furnace oil a year? Yes, you read that right. One hundred thousand litres. That was approximately the number of litres of oil burned to heat the greenhouses at Atlantic Grown Organics in Kensington, PEI last year. The organic farm has over 4 acres of…

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The Island Chocolate Company’s focus on quality ingredients keeps customers coming back Linda Gilbert admits she’s no fan of takeout. Especially when it comes to fine chocolate. The co-founder of family-run Island Chocolates in Victoria-by-the-Sea believes good chocolate deserves to be enjoyed and appreciated. And that, she insists, takes time. “We have this aversion to takeout. We’ve tried a couple…

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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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A Farmer’s Perspective—OPINION PIECE

Sally Bernard explains why public discourse and panels on food policy and food sustainability need primary producers’ voices “Food policy is the area of public policy concerning how food is produced, processed, distributed, and purchased. Food policies are designed to influence the operation of the food and agriculture system.” (Source: Wikipedia) Food policy—it likely sounds vaguely interesting to most, dead…

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A Sight to Bee-hold

Charlottetown’s Urban Beehive Project marks first milestone. If you have a vivid imagination, you might initially mistake the two unique structures at the far edge of the Legacy Garden for alien pods. Upon closer inspection, you’ll see the hexagon-inspired structures are of this world and offer an essential function in food production as dwellings for nature’s most revered pollinators, bees.…

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