Little River Farm

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 fall of 2023.

The majority of what we grow will be 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.

Along with Community Engagement, staff and volunteers have also adopted community outreach programs. Their ‘Engaging Youth in the Era of Climate Change’ program assists youth-at-risk.

Contact the Institute of Bioregional Studies

Phil Ferraro

Tel: 902-367-0390

114 Upper Prince Street
Charlottetown
Prince Edward Island
C1A 4S3  Canada

The Institute for Bioregional Studies Ltd. (IBS) is a non-profit, charitable organization (Charitable Status # 88980 9737 RR0001)