Model farm running at historic homestead

A group of volunteers has begun farming a small plot of land at the historic Macphail Homestead in eastern P.E.I.

The group that runs the farm hopes to promote small-scale, sustainable and organic farming. Harry Baglole is president of Homestead Farm.

"We do hope that it would be a major place where we could demonstrate and promote small-scale and organic farming in P.E.I.," said Homestead Farm president Harry Baglole.

"We're not really sure what we're planning there next year but we will be having some crop garden for the kitchen for the Macphail Homestead and some demonstration plots."

Baglole said Homestead Farm has about two hectares to work with.

The Macphail Homestead was the home of Sir Andrew Macphail, a 19th century doctor and author.

In addition to preserving the historic home, the homestead runs a restaurant, a nursery for native P.E.I. plants, and summer camps for children.

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