Community Orchards for Resources and Education
Winnipeg-CORE (Community Orchards for Resources and Education) was registered on April 09, 2014 as a non-for-profit organization
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 free 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
2. O - To use this Orchard as a demonstration site for many years to come
3. R - Resources in providing free food each year for citizens and visitors of Winnipeg
4. E – Education 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.
More about the founders…
The concept of Winnipeg-Core was originally a mere dream by founder and President, George Toth. George envisioned an organization that would be the catalyst for community orchard development throughout the City of Winnipeg, beginning with the “core” downtown area. George’s passion for Winnipeg-Core lies chiefly in education and the opportunity to re-establish our connection with nature and food production particularly for inner city youth. As a father of three children himself, George wishes to have these opportunities available to his own children and future generations. George is an avid gardener and spends much of his summer outside producing fruits and vegetables for his family.
Rob Spewak, co-founder and Vice President of Winnipeg Core, joined forces with George in 2011 to help establish the organization. George and Rob met as a result of their membership with the Mayor’s Environmental Advisory Committee (MEAC) for the City of Winnipeg. It was obvious that both George and Rob shared the same passion for environmental issues that affect all residents of the City of Winnipeg. Rob, also a father of two young children, has a passion for the provision of locally produced food and all of the benefits that it can bring. Rob believes that by learning to grow their own food, families will be brought closer together, connect with their neighbors, and empower themselves by being more self-sufficient.
George recommended to Rob to form a registered not-for-profit organization which George recommended an exceptionally seasoned secretary -Walt Nilsson; to also be part of the founding body and soul of the organization. Rob agreed and the organization CORE was therefor born.
Together, George and Rob, and Walt have the overall goal to establish Winnipeg Core as a key component of all of Winnipeg’s neighborhoods. The 4 key pillars that they wish to build Winnipeg-Core on include: city-wide beautification; education (youth); food security; and, community involvement. The founders of Winnipeg-Core believe that their efforts can help to improve the quality and life of all the citizens of Winnipeg.
Board Of Directors...
Linda Yuan Zhou
Director At Large
Office: 204-20 El Tassi Dr. Winnipeg, MB R3W0L4
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