Kite Flying on the Farm 2017

The Legacy Garden – Experimental Farm

Sunday, October 15,
The Farm Centre, 420 University Avenue

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Again This Year

  • Color Sky Kites!
  • Face Painting!
  • Organic Apples and Cider!

New This Year

For more information visit our Facebook page: Kite Flying on the Farm

Fifth Annual Experimental Farm Cleanup

Friends of the Farm

Saturday May 13, 2017 at 9 a.m.

Rain or Shine

Gather behind Ravenwood House, Experimental Farm

The Friends of the Farm will have the fifth annual Farm Cleanup morning.

Please come, bring family, friends or group for a pleasant walk around the Farm
and pick up litter from the winter.

Garbage bags will be supplied courtesy of the Women’s Institute Roadside Cleanup which is also on May 13.

Comfortable shoes/boots and a pair of gloves are all you need to come join in. Your help and support of this project of the Friends of the Farm is appreciated.

This year we are inviting neighbouring businesses and residents to join us in the Clean Up. All hands welcome as we will fill the bags with the debris from this messy winter.

Janice Simmonds Award 2016

Bert Christie was presented with the Janice Simmonds Award for 2016 by the Friends of the Farm.

The award is presented annually in recognition of contribution to the creation, preservation or management of public green spaces on PEI. Mr Christie was a founder of Friends of the Farm and had a distinguished career as a plant scientist.

Pictured with Bert is Nara Simmonds, Percy Simmonds and Kali Simmonds.

Come fly a Kite – Sunday, October 23

A great time!

Kite Flying On The Farm happened on Sunday, October 23, from 2-4  at the Experimental Farm, Legacy Garden. (The Farm Centre @ 420 University Avenue)

Face painting, kite demonstrations, building and flying your own kite !!!!!!

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Premier Wade MacLaughlin Plants an Oak Tree

Premier Wade MacLauchlin planted a Red Oak in the Premier’s Grove at the Experimental Farm on Thursday, September 15, 2016.

He was joined by members of the Friends of the Farm, and is pictured with Lane MacLaren, chair of the Friends of the Farm Board.

History of shovel use.

02-09-1979 Mrs Lorne Ross
03-09-1979 Hon. Walter R Shaw
30-09-1979 Hon. Alexander Campbell
30-09-1979 Hon. W. Bennett Campbell
30-09-1985 Hon. T Angus MacLean
29-09-1985 Hon. James M Lee
29-09-1985 Hon. Eugene Walen
30-06-1986 Hon. Joseph Ghiz
08-10-2011 Hon. Keith Milligan
08-10-2011 Hon. Pat Binns
08-10-2011 Hon. Robert Ghiz
11-09-2013 Hon Catherine Callbeck

Premier Wade MacLaughlin to Plant an Oak Tree

Friends of the Farm Invitation
It is a tradition that each Premier of Prince Edward Island plant a tree on the grounds of the Experimental Farm in the Premier’s Grove. The Friends of the Farm Board have secured the tree and completed  arrangements to have our Premier add to the grove.
Premier Wade MacLaughlin will plant an oak tree on Thursday, September 15 at 1 pm.
Everyone, Friends members and the public, is invited to attend the brief ceremony and visit of the premier to the Experimental Farm.
The Grove is located behind Ravenwood in a north west direction.
We look forward to this special occasion.

Thanks – Clean Up the Farm Day 2016

IMG_0936Thank you very much for everyones participation on May 14, in the annual Experimental Farm Cleanup Day.

Your participation is an expression of your care for the environment in general, and for the continued use of the Farm as a clean public green space in particular.

General comments heard today included that there was much less litter this year.

IMG_0944Perhaps this is due in some small part to past cleanups being so effective. …And the tall spruce hedgerow behind the RCMP is now again well cleaned out.

Thank you to each and every one who helped.