Operation Fruit Rescue Orchard Design Charette
OFRE and the Edmonton Permaculture Guild invite all interested in fruit, permaculture, and community to come and join a design charrette updating and modernizing the Mirco 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 followng the Charette
- location / site
- History of the orchard
- Events / Uses
- Existing conditions + restraints
- CPTED (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design)
- 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.
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.
Please feel free to contact the Edmonton Permaculture Guild at [email protected].ca if you have any questions.
Operation Fruit Rescue and the Edmonton Permaculture Guild have formed a working relationship geared towards manifesting community engagement in the orchard with workshops, programs and events 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. Stay tuned for more announcements from our EPG Orchard Manager Marcin Makarew as we approach the growing season.