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April 2021

Spring Tree Pruning Workshop 2021

April 6, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
ONLINE
$10 – $25

We invite you to join us for a LIVE Tree Pruning Workshop via Zoom. Arborist extraordinaire, Alex McCormick, will host this workshop. Not only, does Alex know the secrets of tree pruning, tree planting and soil. But also, he volunteers countless hours in the maintenance of OFRE’s orchard. We feel lucky to have Alex as a member of our board. This online tree pruning workshop includes: Live tree pruning demonstration. An open forum to discuss the fundamentals of pruning. Insights about tree…

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Annual General Meeting- SAVE THE DATE!

April 25, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
ONLINE
Free

We will hold a Virtual AGM on Sunday, April 25th, 2021 starting at 1:00 pm. During this meeting, we will discuss the dynamic new opportunities for: PEARtastic backyard fruit harvests BERRY Good group gleans TREEmendous online webinars  Applelicious Cider Seminars PLUMderful and safe in-person cider pressings & events (as permitted by AHS and COVID Safety Guidelines). Please save the date and learn more about opportunities to increase food security in your community. Also, please do not forget to sign up or renew your 2021 OFRE membership!…

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June 2021

Orchard Opening 2021 – Planting Annuals & Perennials

June 6, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Edmonton Intercultural Centre, 9538 - 107 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5H 0T7 Canada
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Free

This event will proceed with safety protocols in place. Please see below. Check out the orchard and see what taking care of it is all about! We will be planting annual flowers, tomatoes and more in our raised beds. Join us for this FREE wonderful afternoon of learning and fun! We are working closely with the City of Edmonton and Alberta Health Services to ensure we are complying with all rules and regulations given the COVID-19 pandemic. SAFETY PROTOCOLS We…

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Apple Maggot Control Workshop 2021

June 13, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
ONLINE
$10 – $15

“Help! My tree has apple maggot!” Our Online Apple Maggot Control Workshop presents strategies for protecting your apples. Get past the ‘ick’ factor and learn: What is apple maggot? How do you know if your tree is infested? Are maggoty apples usable? How can you protect your apples from becoming infested? Get the answers to these questions and more! Hosted by Sarah McPike of Operation Fruit Rescue Edmonton (OFRE) Sunday,  June 13, 2021 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Online Via…

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September 2021

Mulch and Potluck in the Orchard

September 12, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Edmonton Intercultural Centre, 9538 - 107 Ave NW
Edmonton, Alberta T5H 0T7 Canada
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Join us in the OFRE Orchard (9528 107 A Ave) Sunday, September 12 at 1 PM for an afternoon of learning, working, and playing together. We will start with a tour of the orchard and a brief introduction to soil & mulching led by Edmonton Permaculture Guild (EPG) board member Marci Makarewicz. Then, an application of mulch to the eastern portion of the orchard. We’ll end the day by sharing food potluck style. The potluck is optional. For those participating…

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October 2021

CANCELLED – Backyard Fruit Show and Share!

October 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
ONLINE
$10 – $15

Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience. Join us for a discussion of uses for backyard fruit. Come to listen and get ideas! Share your uses for apples, pears, sour cherries, chokecherries, rhubarb, raspberries…and more! A show and tell session of ways to use and preserve your backyard fruit.   Live webinar Thursday, October 28, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Host: Sarah McPike, President, Operation Fruit Rescue Edmonton Cost: Members: $10.00 Non-members: $15.00 **Free for those…

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