The Farm Centre Association was founded in the mid-1970s by a coalition of the province's major commodity groups. In 2014, the Legacy Garden was created on the land immediately behind the Farm Centre.The Garden has grown to become one of the largest urban farms in Canada and boosts many themed areas.In order to accommodate those people on our waiting list, our Community Garden will be expanding in 2021 from 160 to 200 allotments. These garden plots are occupied by a rich diversity of people including Indigenous people, newcomers to Canada, seniors, young families, youth at risk, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and others.The Garden has a community edible food forest and a good-will garden from which 20,000 pounds of food is donated, on average, each year to various charities in order to help alleviate food insecurity to the most vulnerable people in our society. The Farm Centre Association wants to do their part to make the community of Charlottetown a more welcoming,inclusive and well-fed place!
We are open to volunteers any weekday from 9am to 4pm. We would love to have volunteers for an hour, a day, or even regularly throughout the growing season!
We have many different opportunities including, gardening (transplanting, weeding, watering, harvesting), landscaping (lawn mowing, pruning, mulching), carpentry (plans to build a small shed this season), social work (we are starting a therapeutic horticulture program for adults with intellectual disabilities), and fundraising (brainstorming, sales, marketing).
There is an option for a rental house if accommodations are needed.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About The PEI Farm Centre
420 University Avenue, 103, Charlottetown, PE C1A 7Z5, CA
The Farm Centre has been a hub for agricultural activities and food distribution since the mid 1970’s. In 2014, we created the Legacy Garden which has grown to become one of the largest urban farms in Canada. The Garden consists of several theme areas. In order to accommodate those people on our waiting list, our Community Garden will be expanding in 2021 from 160 to 200 allotments. These garden plots are occupied by a rich diversity of people including Indigenous people, newcomers to Canada, seniors, young families, youth at risk, persons with disabilities, visible minorities and others. Our staff manages the Goodwill Garden. We produce over 20,000 pounds of food, per year which we donate to charities to help alleviate food insecurity. In 2021, we are proposing to expand our partnership with The Institute for Bioregional Studies to create a second food hub in Eglington, Kings County, Prince Edward Island.
We are seeking eager volunteers to...
People with Disabilities
Mon May 03, 2021 - Fri Jul 30, 2021
420 University AvenueCharlottetown, PEC1A 7Z5Canada
February 23, 2021
Grant Writing / Research
Must be at least 19
We are flexible, if you have an hour to spare on your vacation, or would like to come for a day, we would be so grateful to have your help! For Islanders, we would love to have assistance throughout the season!