Little River Farm is the latest project of the Institute.
This small farm, located in eastern PEI, has a three-acre food forest that includes a wide variety of tree fruits, berries, and herbs. There is also an acre of table grapes and a large vegetable garden.
Our intention is to replicate much many of the social responsibility aspects we created in Charlottetown at the Legacy Garden while also expanding upon our Therapeutic Horticulture initiatives.
In addition to the gardens, the farm has a greenhouse, woodworking shop, and guest accommodations that are under construction, scheduled to be completed by the summer of 2024.
Little River Farm operates as a social enterprise. The majority of what we grow is donated to charities to help alleviate food insecurity.. However, Little River Farm will be more than a food production farm. We will also be fostering health and wellness activities by creating opportunities for people with disabilities (primarily autism and PTSD) to immerse themselves in nature; learn new, life-enhancing skills; build self-esteem and resiliency, and provide an outlet for creativity and personal growth.