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Kensington in Prince County, Prince Edward Island — The Atlantic Provinces (North America)
 

Farming Groups in Kensington

Cercles agricoles à Kensington

 
 
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Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2019
1. Farming Groups in Kensington Marker
Inscription.  
English:
Farming families were not only concerned with their own back forty: they also established many organizations promoting the well-being of the entire community. Farm organizations did much, for instance, to promote agricultural awareness within society.

The Farmer's Institute directed their energies toward lobbying and educating the public about the importance of farming. Women's Institutes dealt with important issues of farm and family health, as well as organizing countless charitable activities within the community.

Farm children became members of the 4-H movement, whose name stands for the principles of Head, Heart, Hands, and Health that go into successful farming. The group taught youth about good farming practices, as well as traditional craft methods and life skills. Kensington had a 4-H group and boys and girls from outlying communities also joined the club.

Français:
Les familles agricoles ne se souciaient pas uniquement de leurs propres parcelles agricoles. Elles ont également mis sur pied de nombreuses organisations faisant la promotion du bien-être de la collectivité
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toute entière. Les organismes agricoles ont beaucoup fait, par exemple, pour promouvoir la sensibilisation à l'agriculture au sein de la société.

L'Institut agricole a concentré ses énergies sur le lobbying et sur la sensibilisation du public à l'importance de l'agriculture. L'Institut des femmes et autres instituts connexes géraient les importants dossiers de la santé de la famille et de l'exploitation agricole tout en organisant d'innombrables activités de bienfaisance au sein de la collectivité.

Les enfants sont devenus membres du mouvement des clubs 4-H, dont l'appellation correspond aux principes d'honneur, d'honnêteté, d'humanité et d'habileté q s'inscrivent dans une démarche agricole prospère. Le mouvement a enseigné aux jeunes les bonnes pratiques agricoles, ainsi que les méthodes artisanales traditionnelles et les aptitudes à la vie quotidienne. Kensington disposait d'un club 4-H et garçons et filles issus des collectivités les plus éloignées en sont également devenus membres.
 
Erected by Town of Kensington, and Department of Canadian Heritage.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureFraternal or Sororal Organizations.
 
Location. 46° 26.198′ N, 63° 38.45′ W. Marker is in Kensington
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, Prince Edward Island, in Prince County. Marker can be reached from Imperial Street just north of Commercial Street, on the left when traveling north. Marker is located along the Confederation Trail, about 1 block west of the former Kensington Railroad Depot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 29 Commercial Street, Kensington PE C0B 1M0, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Early Days of Farm Equipment (a few steps from this marker); Business and Agriculture (a few steps from this marker); A World Leader in Silver Foxes (within shouting distance of this marker); Engine 1762 relocated to Kensington (within shouting distance of this marker); The Seven Year Rotation (within shouting distance of this marker); Preserving Locomotive 1762 (within shouting distance of this marker); Original Meaning of Horsepower (within shouting distance of this marker); Built in 1960 by Montreal Locomotive Works (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kensington.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Prince Edward Island Agriculture
 
Farming Groups in Kensington Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Cosmos Mariner, July 17, 2019
3. Farming Groups in Kensington Marker
(looking northeast along the Confederation Trail)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 18, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 14, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 64 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on May 17, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3. submitted on May 18, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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