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And the winner is ...2014 Celebrate Agriculture & Forestry Photo Contest
2014 The Wild Side Category Celebrate Agriculture winner - Jeff Thompson

Congratulations to the winner of the 2014 Celebrate PEI Agriculture and Forestry Photo Contest. Thank-you to all who submitted photos.

Province welcomes opening of Deep Roots Distillery
(L-R): Agriculture and Forestry Minister George Webster; West Royalty - Springvale MLA Bush Dumville; and Deep Roots Distillery owner Mike Beamish.

Deep Roots Distillery is a new business developing value-added products from its family owned and operated organic orchard in Warren Grove. The company has received support to grow its business from Innovation PEI and the Growing Forward program, a joint partnership of Agriculture Canada and the Department of Agriculture and Forestry.

Natural Area designated in Hazel Grove
(L-R): Benjamin Wells; Island Nature Trust Executive Director Jackie Waddell; Lynne Douglas; Environment, Labour and Justice Minister Janice Sherry; and Agriculture and Forestry Minister George Webster.

Prince Edward Island’s system of protected Natural Areas expanded recently with the addition of four privately owned properties totaling 68 hectares in the Hazel Grove area of Queens County.

Gardeners – please examine your tomato plants for late blight

The PEI Department of Agriculture and Forestry is asking home garden growers to check their tomato plants for Late Blight. Recently purchased plants and ones grown from seeds should all be checked.

Updated Public Land Atlas

The popular Public Land Atlas has been updated and revised to reflect a number of changes requested by the people who use these lands for recreation, bird watching, hiking, hunting and fishing. The updated Atlas is available free of charge on line or in print for $34 at the J. Frank Gaudet Tree Nursery in Charlottetown.

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