Greetings to Friends of the Farm – 2019


The Board of the Friends of the Farm continues to meet and to advocate for the lands of the Experimental Farm to remain green and for all to enjoy.  The Board has met this winter with the manager of the Farm and with the Mayor of the City of Charlottetown, Philip Brown.

It was the wish of the membership at the annual meeting in November that the Friends of the Farm continue to plant and maintain the Crown Garden on the Farm property.  This is with the agreement of Ag Canada and with the assistance of the staff of the Research Station on the Farm.

The Friends of the Farm supply the plants which the Board works hard to find the best possible price.  It is costly with the bill amounting to $900.00 for the plants. The plants are selected according to the pattern for the crown.  The planting is done by staff and the maintenance during the summer by Board members.

In order to continue with this project the Friends of the Farm requires donations.  Some members at the meeting offered to make a donation as they feel strongly that this tradition of the Crown garden should continue.

The Board would appreciate donations from the membership and others at this time so that we can plan to plant this spring.  Thank you.

Donations may be mailed to Friends of the Farm, PO Box 265, Stn Central, Charlottetown, C1A 7K4 or please contact any Board member.  Thank you!

The Board 2019:

Nora Jenkins, Chair;
Libby Martin, Secretary,
Connie MacKay-Carr, Treasurer,
Sharon Larter,
Valerie Beer,
Linda Thomas,
Catherine Hennesse,
Laura Lee Howard,
Sylvia Poirier,
Gertie Purdy,
Lane MacLaren.

AGM 07-11-2018

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

7:00 P.M.

  1. Call to Order
  2. Approval of Agenda
  3. Approval of the minutes November 7, 2017 AGM.
  4. Review of the years activities Lane MacLaren
  5. Financial Report Nora Jenkins, Treasurer
  6. Membership Report Gertie Purdy, Membership Chair
  7. Future of Crown Garden
  8. Nominating Committee Report
  9. Introduction of Guest Speaker Sharon Larter
    PEI Women’s Institute and the Roadside Cleanup Project
  10. Thank – you and presentation of Janice Simmonds Award Lane MacLaren
  11. Adjournment and refreshments

Minutes 2018 AGM


Saturday May 12, 2018 at 9 a.m.

Gather behind Ravenwood House, Experimental Farm

Rain or Shine



The Friends of the Farm will have the sixth 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 12.

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.

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 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.