OFRE EVENT CALENDAR
Join us at the Orchard! Located behind McCauley School at 9538 107 AvenueOFRE is hosting or participating in the following events and want to see you all there! We could always use help from like minded individuals and organizations. If you are interested please send us an e-mail to with the subject line : Volunteer on committees email@example.com.
Thanks for your support and we hope to see you there!
Annual General Meeting and Potluck!
Sign up to become a member today, and become a part of OFRE.
We hope that you will join us as we continue our adventure in 2016.
Join us at our AGM, and bring a dish to share:
April 16th, 2016
4:00pm – 7:00pm
McCauley School, 9538 107 Ave Edmonton
What does 2016 hold for OFRE?
As we come out of hibernation we are gearing up for 2016 and have some
amazing ideas for events that will build on our momentum from last
year and we need your help to make it happen!
To make our organization resilient to and sustainable over the long term we are
seeking volunteers to help our board members implement their ideas.
We are also seeking additional board members to guide the organization
into the future. Come join us at our AGM and find the hidden fruit in our city!
OFRE officially invites you to our spring planting and orchard clean-up. May 31st from 1-4pm.
Last year OFRE undertook the ambitious task of planting one of the first urban orchards on public property in Canada!
OFRE volunteers plant trees in the orchard behind McCauley School on Saturday Sept. 13, 2014. Photo by OFRE
It took a lot of effort, and we are thrilled to see the fruits of our labour this year. There are buds on several of the trees, and some even have flowers. As many of you know the FIFA world cup of soccer is coming to Edmonton this summer, and will be taking place at Commonwealth stadium, which is just down the street from the orchard. So this spring planting and clean up is vital to show the city and people from all over the world what citizens of Edmonton are capable of achieving when we get together and share in a vision of making our city a healthier, more fruitful place to live!
Light refreshments and snacks will be provided.
List of things to be done. This is an permaculture designed orchard. If you are new to any of these tasks, that’s ok. We are a educational organization and happy to teach and learn together!
- Move the remaining compost to desired locations around the orchard.
- Spread straw around the edgings
- planting the cover crop to fix nitrogen and other nutrients to the soil, increasing soil fertility
- Relocate 5 trees
- Plant additional fruit trees and shrubs
- (if material is provided in time (clad the shed/cider shack with corrugated metal)
What to bring:
- Dress for the weather – it’s a rain or shine event, unless it’s really awfully stormy. Clothes you can get dirty in, and approriate footwear
- Bring your own reusable water vessel
- Work gloves
- Tools if you have them – shovels, pitch forks, wheelbarrow
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