Winnipeg CORE (Community Orchards for Resources and Education) was

established as a non-for-profit organization in May 2011


Our Mission

Is to provide city wide enhancement and beautification on a multitude of levels by planting food bearing trees, shrubs and vines that offer wildlife and food; soil enhancement; water retention and food to all residents of Winnipeg.


The First Downtown Demonstration Orchard For All Of Winnipeg...

Winnipeg CORE's home base orchard will be located downtown situated at The Forks next to the Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR).

With a population nearing 700,000 as per the 2011 Canada Census, Winnipeg CORE's initiative aims to benefit all the City of Winnipeg's residents on an everyday basis.


Our Four Pillars   C O R E

Winnipeg CORE is based on the following four pillars, with associated goals and objectives:


1. C To involve all Community

  • Establish city-wide orchards locations as learning tools
  • Encourage collaborations and involvement in project between city residents, churches, seniors’ groups, local food banks educational      institutions, etc.
  • Establishment of local maintenance/harvesting team which may supply the Winnipeg Food Bank with fresh, local produce
  • Promote connection to and knowledge of local food sources and associated benefits


2. O - To use this Orchard as a demonstration site for many years to come

  • Promote and plant fruit bearing trees versus “decorative trees”, where feasible
  • Provision of wildlife shelter
  • Establish serene, aesthetically pleasing outdoor community gathering places
  • Beautification of city


3. R - Resources in providing food each year for citizens and visitors of Winnipeg

  • Food security
  • Reduce “food miles” traveled due to rising transportation/fuel costs
  • Provide a source of fresh, high nutritional value foods
  • Encourage and enable healthier dietary habits


4. EEducation is to involve the schools (youth involvement), churches, and garden communities that

           will help provide citizens a place to learn, grow, eat by enjoying nature together.

  • Promote the reconnection of citizens, and youth in particular, with natural food sources
  • Encourage youth to learn about local food sources and their advantages over trucked-in sources of food
  • Encourage young children to learn the natural process of growth and health
  • Encourage intergenerational interaction to promote learning about gardening and eating healthy food.
  • Provide a venue for adult learning with regard to fruit growing in Winnipeg
  • Provide ambassador opportunities for both students and adults through our programs



More About The Founders

Our Board Members

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Orchard located @ The Forks between the Children's Museum & Playground