Jeunes Citoyens / Young Citizens

Karla Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

Fair address: Prince Edward Island Provincial Fair

Project: The Journey of the Potato

This project is about the history of the potato and its journey to Prince Edward Island.

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

The most interesting thing for me was the fact that there are over 4000 types of edible potatoes.

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

I've learned how important potatoes have been across places and time, but at the same time I've learned how hard it was for the potato to become one of the five most important crops on our planet.

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

An advantage for my life today is that I can get information on the nutrients of food regardless of its looks. But the people back then had the opportunity to eat foods which were not exposed to so many chemicals.

  • Dwayne Doucette

    Wow, who knew potatoes originated in Peru! Just like you Karla-Lynn. Great costumes, and production. Stompin Tom would be proud.
    18/06/2014 8:28:42 AM

  • Carlo Calderon

    Great job and very informative about where potatoes originated
    17/06/2014 9:37:11 PM

  • Craig Mackie

    Delightful. Informative. Entertaining!
    17/06/2014 12:14:11 PM

  • Mary P - 2014 Young Citizen

    I never knew the history behind a potato. Your video was very creative and I learned lots! Great job!

    — Mary P – 2014 Young Citizen

    15/06/2014 8:04:55 PM

  • Jenna A. - 2014 Young Citizen

    Well done! Creative, informative and engaging. This was a great young citizens video!

    — Jenna A. — 2014 Young Citizen

    10/06/2014 5:40:43 PM

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Project partially funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Canadian Heritage.
  • Canadian Heritage / Patrimoine Canadien
  • Government of Canada
  • HBC: Hudson's Bay Company
  • ecentricarts inc.