In 2016, Abegweit First Nation started Epekwitk Gardens & Preserves with the help and guidance of Stephen Cousins (The Shephards Farm), as a way of getting back to our roots and nature. This two-fold venture was started to provide the community with a garden to call its own and also to establish a garden for commercial purposes.
Our gardens will host a variety of fruits and vegetables including strawberries, raspberries, cucumber, tomatoes, rhubarb, yellow beans, carrots, potatoes, cauliflower, salad greens, brocolli, sweet corn, thyme, rosemary, basil, oregano sage, scallions, chives, onion, garlic, bay leaves, and cilantro, to name a few!
We hope to establish commercial garden which provides revenue to support other related projects such as dinners, selling jam and produce. Our established community garden will help to promote ownership, responsibility and health and wellness in the community, as well as increase knowledge in the community in farming, agriculture and the food and tourism industry. We also intend on building formal partnerships for increasing commercial opportunities.
As this venture progresses we will be posting pictures and stories on how things are going! Anyone is welcome is visit our community garden located behind our Administration Office (31 Kitpu Street, Scotchfort).
Our partners include:
Abegweit First Nation Chief & Council
Abegweit First Nation community
Heart & Stroke Foundation of PEI
Various MCPEI Programs
For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (902)676-2353.