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OFRE micro Orchard, Sept 13th

Operation Fruit Rescue Edmonton (OFRE)

Saturday, 13 September 2014 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)

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Operation Fruit Rescue Edmonton (OFRE - pronounced “offer’) is celebrating its 5th year as an organization. From its humble beginnings in 2009, OFRE has become a widely respected organization within the city and throughout Canada. In celebration of 5 years of rescuing fruit OFRE is creating a micro Orchard in Edmonton!

With grant funding from the City of Edmonton, OFRE’s proposal for transforming a section of the McCauley School grounds is reaching fruition. Since 2012, OFRE has been planning and organizing this ground-breaking project in Edmonton. The area specifically located on 107A Avenue between 95th and 96th Street is to be transformed into a micro Orchard - a fruit bearing oasis!

The micro Orchard will include plantings to showcase the types and varieties of fruit trees, shrubs, and bushes that can grow in the Edmonton Capital region. Fruit varieties to be planted include: apples, pears, cherries, Saskatoon’s, raspberries and more!

As a green addition to McCauley, the micro Orchard will be used by OFRE to host educational workshops. People will be able to learn how to press apple cider, and care for their fruit bearing trees and bushes. We intend to educating the citizens of Edmonton, through the installation of the micro Orchard, and will empower people with the skills needed to grow, harvest, and preserve locally grown fruit in their own backyards.

OFRE’s micro Orchard is scheduled to break ground September 6th, 2014, with the help of Edmonton Permaculture Guild. It will take several weeks to complete with countless volunteer hours.

NOTE: We have set up separate events in eventbrite for each day of the planting of the orchard. If you would like to help out on more than 1 day, make sure you sign up on the other eventbrite links too.

WHEN? September 13th

  • Plant trees & shrubs
  • Install ground cover
  • Build shed
  • Install 1000 litre totes on site
  • Press and make cider

Please sign up to be part of this amazing event. Involvement is greatly encouraged, and will be immensely appreciated!

The 5th year anniversary of Operation Fruit Rescue Edmonton is a wonderful time to find the fruit hidden in our city!

Have questions about OFRE micro Orchard, Sept 13th? Contact Operation Fruit Rescue Edmonton (OFRE)
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McCauley School
9538 107A Ave NW
Edmonton, AB
Canada

Saturday, 13 September 2014 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (EDT)


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Operation Fruit Rescue Edmonton (OFRE)

Operation Fruit Rescue Edmonton (a.k.a. OFRE. Pronounced “offer”)

Established in 2009, OFRE is a non-profit organization. Our project grew out of an interest in locally grown food, raising awareness about food security, and establishing urban, local connections with our food.

Vision: The Edmonton capital region is a place where all of the locally grown fruit is used productively to support the health and well-being of the community.

Mission: OFRE will mobilize volunteers to harvest, process, and preserve local fruit. OFRE will get the fruit in the hands, mouths, and minds of people in the Edmonton capital region by fostering community involvement and knowledge sharing.

Values: (SCALE)

Sharing – Distributing of excess fruit to maximize use and minimize waste.

Connecting – Connecting people together to build a strong diverse community.

Access – Allowing anyone, no matter of their income, access to fresh local fruit.

Local - Think local, act local, for sustainable independent solutions.

Education – Empowering people through teaching, learning, and understanding the benefits of locally grown food.


Contact OFRE: info@operationfruitrescue.org

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