The red soils, blue waters and green fields of Prince Edward Island are postcard-perfect. Potato growers, keenly aware of the tourist benefits, are encouraged to invest in their warehouse storage.
Each year, the PEI Potato Board sponsors the Potato Warehouse Improvement Competition under the PEI Rural Beautification Society Competition. First prize is $400. Runner-up receives $200.
Entrants are required to submit photos before improvements are made and a list of the plan. Post-renovation photos are taken as well.
This year’s entry deadline is June 15 at www. peirbs.ca while the deadline for completed improvements is September 1. Points are given for general appearance of the property, absence of clutter/machinery/dirt piles, exterior appearance of the building, condition of warehouse, identification and signage, landscaping and lighting/illumination of the area.
The concept of this competition could be exported easily to other areas of the country.