Karla M.

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island Provincial Heritage Fair

The Journey of the Potato

This project is about the history of the potato and its journey to Prince Edward Island.

What was the most interesting thing you learned about your topic?

The most interesting thing for me was the fact that there are over 4000 types of edible potatoes.

What important lessons have you learned that you want to share with other Canadians?

I've learned how important potatoes have been across places and time, but at the same time I've learned how hard it was for the potato to become one of the five most important crops on our planet.

How would you compare your life today to the lives of those studied in your project?

An advantage for my life today is that I can get information on the nutrients of food regardless of its looks. But the people back then had the opportunity to eat foods which were not exposed to so many chemicals.