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An Island field that incorporates several erosion control techniques

"And yet we cannot define the charm of Prince Edward Island in terms of land or sea. It is too elusive - too subtle. For lands have personalities just as well as human beings; and to know that personality you must live in the land and companion it and draw sustenance of body and spirit from it; so only can you know a land and be known of it."


L.M.Montgomery

Welcome to our virtual tour of environmentally sustainable agricultural practices on Prince Edward Island.

This web site is intended to provide visitors with background information, farm profiles and descriptions of environmentally sustainable agricultural practices being implemented on farms across the Island. Designed and maintained by HomePage Design, the site is sponsored and funded by the ADAPT Council of PEI.
Aerial view of contoured field
Photo: A good example of erosion control methods. Contour fields, diversion terraces and grassed waterways, and buffer zones.



In 1987, Prince Edward Island developed a provincial conservation strategy based on the connection between our natural resources and the future of our resource based industries. Many of the strategies have been put in place and visible progress has been made in restoring our environment. A stronger conservation ethic has evolved as well and the proof is evident in this web site.

This virtual tour focuses on the main conservation elements as outlined in the provincial strategy. They include Soil Quality, Water Quality, and Maintaining Biodiversity. Other highlights focus on new technology such as Environmental Farm Plans and Precision Farming.

In addition, examples of eight farmers and their families who have implemented environmentally sustainable agricultural practices are profiled. Their stories represent real and tangible efforts to protect the soil and water quality of Prince Edward Island.

A number of groups and individuals have helped to make this virtual tour a reality. They include the eight farmers and their families who took time out of their busy schedules and agreed to be interviewed and profiled on the web site. As well, invaluable advice was provided by several local organizations and associations.

Scenic view of bales of hay in a field

We hope you enjoy the virtual tour and we encourage you to follow through on some of the initiatives found on the web site.

This project has been funded by a grant from the Prince Edward Island Adaptation and Development of Agricultural Production Technology (ADAPT) Council.



  
    

Some photos and technical information courtesy of the P.E.I. Department of Agriculture and Forestry
Canadian Adaptation Councils Agriculture Canada


 
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