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June 2019

Rhubarb Blitz!

Saturday, June 22
Free

On Saturday, June 22nd, a small group of volunteers will carpool to a number of houses in Edmonton to harvest as much rhubarb as possible. The fruit will be divided: half to local cider producer and OFRE partner, Praire North Cider, one quarter donated to a food charity and one quarter divided among the volunteers. We will harvest to ensure that the rhubarb plants will keep producing (only taking 2/3 of the stalks). If you would like us to harvest…

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Apple Maggot Control Workshop 2019

Sunday, June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative (old McCauley School), 9538 - 107 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5H 0T7 Canada
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Join us at the orchard for an information session about the most prevalent pest that targets your apple trees. Learn how to take action and keep your apples and fruit healthy. What is apple maggot? How do you know if your tree has maggots? What are maggoty apples good for? How can you protect your apples from becoming infested? What can you do to help a tree that is already infested? Get the answers to these questions and more! Join…

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July 2019

Espalier Workshop 2019

Sunday, July 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative (old McCauley School), 9538 - 107 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5H 0T7 Canada
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Want to learn how to espalier your fruit trees? Join us at the orchard and learn how to do it yourself. With special guest, Dustin Bajer.

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Volunteer Cider Pressing Equipment Training

Sunday, July 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative (old McCauley School), 9538 - 107 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5H 0T7 Canada
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Free

Learn how to use the presser and the crusher. After training, volunteer for an event and you will receive a complimentary membership!

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Fruit Picker Training at the Orchard

Sunday, July 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative (old McCauley School), 9538 - 107 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5H 0T7 Canada
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Free

Learn all the tips and tricks on best methods to pick fruit. Walk through the OFRE procedures on how to pick fruit safely.   This is great for new members who have never been on a pick, or someone who want meet fellow pickers.

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August 2019

Cider Pressing and Orchard Maintenance #1

Sunday, August 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative (old McCauley School), 9538 - 107 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5H 0T7 Canada
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Free

Bring your apples from the previous weeks’ picks and go home with your own cider. Come see what taking care of the orchard is all about.

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