Hitting the books to learn about agriculture on P.E.I.

Published on March 5, 2017

Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month is underway.

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CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. – Agriculture is going into P.E.I. classrooms this month.

It’s all part of Agriculture in the Classroom – Canada (AITC-Canada), which represents eight provincial Agriculture in the Classroom organizations.

The P.E.I. Agriculture Sector Council and the P.E.I. Agriculture Awareness Committee are the Island ambassadors for the event.

Canadian Agriculture Literacy Month (CALM) is a hands-on program that encourages children to learn about and celebrate agriculture in various ways, including reading books about farming, watching videos and meeting with farmers and others in the agriculture industry.

A number of initiatives will take place in Island classrooms this month.

There will be classroom visits with industry representatives including the reading of “What’s Growing Around Us?’’ Three Grade 3 classes will win an Island breakfast. There will be an event called P.E.I. Agriculture Adventure Days, as well as something called Artic Apples live stream.