We kicked off Pride month in the McCauley Community Orchard!
The McCauley Orchard is an amazing community space. Operation Fruit Rescue Edmonton (OFRE) maintains the orchard with the help of community members. In their words:
OFRE values the importance of togetherness; a vibrant community strengthens all of us. For OFRE, community is defined as “a group of people living in the same place or having a characteristic in common,” or “a feeling of fellowship with others established by shared beliefs, interests and goals.” We connect with the community through events, and we interact with people who share the same interests as we do.
The micro-orchard we designed and installed at McCauley School is home to OFRE and its community. It will always be a guiding light to our mission, vision, and values. We take great pride in our space for it is a place to gather, congregate, and share. We are grateful for those talented artists who have generously donated their time and expertise in the effort to better this organization. As our connections are solidified, OFRE becomes more resilient to unexpected crisis and challenging alteration.
This event perfectly aligned with that mission. We had such a great time planting, cider pressing, and chatting with new and old friends.
Thanks to our friends at OFRE & Edmonton Permaculture Guild for such a great event and for supporting an inclusive community space.
Happy Pride Month! ❤️🧡💛💚💙