Robert L.

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island Provincial Heritage Fair

P.E.I. Potatoes

My project is about potatoes on P.E.I. how they grow and also about potatoes in general. Ex: potato origins, this is just about potatoes in general.





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

I think that the most interesting thing that I learned is that a sweet potato is not actually a potato. We grow sweet potatoes but we don’t grow even close to how much potatoes that we grow.

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

Something that I have learned that I want to share to some other Canadians is that P.E.I. is very important to Canada. They produce the most potatoes in all of Canada. 23.2% of all of Canada’s potatoes. Which is approximately 2.5 billion pounds.

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

Well in my project it would be farmers in the 1900's, they usually are very poor which a lot of people back then were and they would eat and sell or trade their items. It was very had to live with the money that they needed to spend on their farm tools and the unfair taxes they were living in a pretty unfair and hard place.