Meredith Park Orchard Work Bee — come one and all! 

An invitation from Theresa to join Meredith Park Orchard work bee on Tuesday evening:

Location: Meredith Park
When: Tuesday, August 27, 5 PM onwards

Please bring a garden fork, spade, buckets, a wheel barrel, family members and or neighbours. There will be tools available for sharing. 

We will do some minor weeding and application of 4” of wood chips out to the NEW growth drip line of trees.

This is a critical step in maintaining the health of our orchard. Otherwise low fruiting branches might and have been removed. As well tree trunks can and have been damaged by enthusiastic Parks’ staff using whipper snippers in their efforts to keep our park neat and tidy.

Meredith Park Orchard Species: apple, pear, peach, plum, cherry, jubjube, persimmon, paw paw, almond, heartnut, chestnut, pecan hazelnut, hascap and currant. 

Many hands make for light work and enjoyable experience, whereby we get to know one another just a bit more. 

Fresh & local orchard pickings are the best! 

A Friendly Calendar Check-In

There are lots interesting activities on the horizon: don’t forget about these community events coming up in (and around) the SoHo neighbourhood…

August 25, 2019, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Summer Community Party at Meredith Park

Saturday, September 7, 2019, 10 AM – 2 PM – Back to School Party at Dundas Place

Saturday, September 7, 2019, 1 PM – 3 PM – SoHo Nighbourhood Temporary Art project around the neighbourhood (weather permitting)

Monday, September 16, 2019, 6:40 PM – 8:30 PM – City Symposium: Work and Employment at the Aeolian Hall

Tuesday, September 17, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM – SoHo Neighbourhood Meeting at the Roundhouse.

Thursday, September 26, 2019, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Neighbourhood Organizing for Inclusive Economies at Goodwill

Saturday, September 28, 2019, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM – Place Matters Conference: Strengthening Neighbourhoods, Building Community at Museum London

See you soon!

Neighbourhood Organizing for Inclusive Economies

Who benefits from neighbourhood renewal? When capital investment and community improvement plans are directed at low-income neighbourhoods, who wins and who loses?

At this event, we ask: how can neighbourhood regeneration be undertaken inclusively? How have other neighbourhoods in the country organized themselves to assure that municipalities and developers respond to the unique needs of their respective communities?

Speakers will share their experiences, perspectives, and stories of neighbourhoods who have organized and fought to assure that development serves everyone.

Presenters

Alejandra Bravo
Director, Power Lab
Director of Leadership & Training, Broadbent Institute

Michael Courey
Centre Coordinator, London Poverty Research Centre

Jenn Miller
Director of Social Investment, Atkinson Foundation

Details

Thursday, September 26, 2019
7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Goodwill (255 Horton Street East)

RSVP via Eventbrite

This event is jointly supported by the Urban League of London, London Poverty Research Centre at King’s, Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion, and the SoHo Neighbourhood.