The Tasty Taters Classroom Competition teaches students about agriculture and how food is grown in general, but it also provides a unique opportunity for children to learn more about the industry so deeply rooted in our local culture and vital to our provincial economy.
Up to 5 classrooms from participating Island schools will compete to grow the highest yield from their Tasty Taters crop. Representatives from AITC-PEI and Nutrients for Life will visit the schools to deliver supplies and a detailed presentation explaining how to grow their potatoes and the importance of potato farmers on PEI. Each class will receive potato seed, soil, a grow tub, a drop cloth, and a digital scale - everything they need to nurture their potato crop as PEI Potato farmers do every season! They will even be connected with a local farmer that will be available to visit the class throughout the competition.
"The winning classroom will be determined based on total yield weight. The competition will culminate with a fun potato harvest celebration with a visit from Tate where students will enjoy eating the spuds they have carefully cultivated in various tasty treats. "
The PEI Tasty Taters program has grown out of our original Spuds in Tubs Program first delivered in 2014. Thanks to the generous support of the Prince Edward Island Potato Board, AITC-PEI in partnership with Nutrients for Life has had great success engaging students from across the Island in this exciting and educational hands-on experience.