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Growing Edible Infrastructure – Summer Community Orchard Open Houses (July 18th)
July 18 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pmFree
This is like an open house, but for community orchards! Drop by anytime to chat with a Community Orchard Steward.
This Open House is interactive! Here are some other fun things to expect:
- Volunteer and learn how to tend to the trees!
- Learn about volunteer opportunities!
- Sign up for our mailing list!
- Paint a rock to add to the garden and orchards!
- Have a treat!
Come help build this growing community project.
Visit the Community Orchard closest to you or pop by one then hop to another to catch a few all in one evening. Stay updated with the group’s whereabouts by following our Facebook page here.
We hope to see you there!
Did you know?
Last year volunteers led the way in establishing community orchards in a number of City parks and community gardens. Over the summer months, the fruit trees and berry bushes need lots of water. This means, we need volunteers to help water. If you’ve been curious about the Community Orchards and how to get involved, come join us and chat with a volunteer orchard steward.
Rain may mean we reschedule. Please pay attention to our social media pages for updates.
SPECIAL CONTEST ALERT! Share a photo of you at an orchard, and tag us on Instagram to be entered into a draw for a $50 Boro gift card! Submit pictures by July 20th to be entered.
July 18, 4:30-6:00 pm – drop-in
Rain Date: July 19th at select Orchards.
Community Orchard @Talwood
Located at Talwood Community Garden behind 1001 Talwood Dr.
A mix of apples, pears as well as elderberry, rhubarb and haskaps. Next to a thriving community garden.
Community Orchard @ Reid/Rubidge
Located along Trans Canada Trail at 501 Rubidge St.
A developing food forest with a mix of apple trees and a wide variety of berry bushes. Also a small hardy kiwi vine.
Community Orchard @ Dominion Park
Located at 342 Dominion Crescent, Behind the Brookdale Plaza
A developing food forest with three apple trees and a wide variety of berry bushes. Also a small hardy kiwi vine.
Community Orchard @ Roland Glover Park
Located along Leahy’s Lane just North of Parkhill Rd, East of Armour Rd.
A mix of apple and pear trees and room to grow!
Orchard @ Cavalry Community Garden
Located at 1260 Lansdowne St.
A more established orchard of 10-12 apple trees next to a thriving community garden. Many bountiful berry bushes as well.
Through the pandemic GreenUP and Nourish have been collaborating on a number of Growing Together While Apart projects where residents gathered virtually to share tips on growing food in small spaces (i.e. microgreens and container gardens), and explore opportunities to plant fruit in public + quasi public spaces.
Through the pandemic, the role that access to quality public spaces played in our health and wellbeing was made clear. Through the Growing Edible Infrastructure project, we were able to plant fruit trees and berry bushes (which is always a good thing), and invite people to participate in public spaces in new and nurturing ways.
To learn more about the evolution of the project click here.
Nourish is all about food. Nourish is a collaborative partnership between GreenUP, YWCA Peterborough Haliburton, and Peterborough Public Health. Nourish cultivates health, builds community, and promotes fairness through innovative programs dedicated to eating, cooking, growing, and advocating for good food....