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OFRE Orchard – Community Design Charette

Saturday, March 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Orchard Design Charette

OFRE and the Edmonton Permaculture Guild invite all interested in fruit, permaculture, and community to come and join a design charette updating and modernizing the Micro Orchard Master Plan located at the Multi-cultural health brokers building (formerly known as the McCauley School)

The original design was completed in 2014, with improvements conducted over the past 4 years. To celebrate the orchards 5th year, we aim to build more bridges, and holistically engage the community, while at the same time providing improvements to the orchard to ensure that it becomes a thriving piece of landscape architecture rooted in permaculture principles and a jewel to the McCauley community.

If you are a permaculture enthusiasts, planner, landscape architect, and/or a community member, we invite you to come participate in this half-day workshop on Saturday, March 10th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at Group2 Architecture Office, 10150 100th Street NW (9th floor).

A light lunch will be provided following the Charette.


  • location / site
  • History of the orchard
  • Events / Uses
  • Existing conditions + restraints
  • CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design)
  • Challenges
  • What is a food Forest
  • Group breakout
  • Presentations by groups
  • Conclusion / next steps

All participants must pre-register to ensure that we have the required supplies, team leaders and lunch to accommodate everyone.

To register for this FREE event, please go to: Eventbrite

Please Note: Access to the building is restricted through FOB, A phone number to call for access the day of will be provided upon registration.

Please consider taking Edmonton Transit as parking is limited.

Operation Fruit Rescue and the Edmonton Permaculture Guild have formed a partnership geared towards manifesting community engagement in the orchard with workshops and programs to be scheduled throughout the growing season. There will be plenty of opportunity for everyone to get their hands in the soil, learn about food forest systems and fruit guilds.


Saturday, March 10
9:00 am - 12:00 pm


Group2 Architecture Office
900, 10150 100 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0P6 Canada
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