AGM – Notes, November 2012

The annual meeting of the Friends of the Farm was held at the Farm Centre, University Avenue on Tuesday, November 6, 2012. The guest speaker for the meeting was Charlottetown historian and Friends of the Farm board member, Catherine Hennessey.  Her topic was Ravenwood- An Early Estate, A place in History, A Local Treasure.
Pictured with Catherine Hennessey above is Doug MacDonald, Vice Chair, Kim Devine who introduced Catherine and Lane MacLaren,Chair of the Board of the Friends of the Farm. They are joined as board members by Gertie Purdy, Roger Younker, Connie MacKay- Carr, Libby Martin, Laura Lee Howard, Sylvia Poirier, Ken MacDonald  and Nora Jenkins.  Lloyd MacLeod is honourary chair.  Mr. MacLeod and his family were the last residents of Ravenwood and Mr. MacLeod was in attendance at the meeting.
The Janice Simmonds Award was announced at the meeting. This award will be made annually  to honour an individual, group, or agency who/which has made a significant contribution to the creation, protection, preservation, or management of public green spaces on Prince Edward Island.  The award will be made in the spring.
It was also announced that a bench will be placed on Confederation Trail on the Farm in Janice Simmond’s memory.  Janice was the chair of the Friends of the Farm at the time of her passing, May 28, 2012 and a long time board member who treasured the Experimental Farm and who had a passion and love of the environment.  The award and the memorial bench are made possible by donations made to the Janice Simmonds memorial.

AGM – Agenda 11-2012



DATE: Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

TIME: 7:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Charlottetown Farm Center, 420 University Avenue, RM# 105

GUEST SPEAKER: Charlottetown Historian Catherine Hennessey

TOPIC: RAVENWOOD: An Early Estate, A Place in History, A Local Treasure

AGM 21-11-2011

Dear Friends of the Farm:

The annual meeting of the Friends of the Farm will be held at the Farm Centre, University Avenue on Monday, November 21, 2011 at 7 p.m. All members and the public are invited to attend.  There will be a short business meeting following which Kirsten Connor, President, Upton Farm Trust, will be our guest.

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Over the course of the past year the Board has worked hard on your behalf. The Royal Crown Garden was rebuilt and bloomed beautifully all summer, and a brand new species of rhododendron was planted in the Rhododendron Garden.

As well, this past summer, Premier Robert Ghiz and past premiers Catherine Callbeck, Keith Milligan and Pat Binns planted a “Premier’s Tree” at the Farm. This revived a long-standing tradition of having our PEI premiers plant a tree during their term of office, the last having been planted by former premier, Joe Ghiz in 1986.

The Board is proud of these accomplishments and particularly with having been able to make these enhancements to the property that we hold so dear.  This has been made possible with the support of  Research Manager, Dr. Maria Rodriguez, Property Manager, Gayle Arsenault and several staff members