RCE Saskatchewan-2014

1. Project Title: 
Small-Scale Fruit Production: A Demonstration of Permaculture Techniques
2. Thematic area/s addressed by the project
3. Project partner contact information : 
Craik Sustainable Living Project (CSLP – www.craikecovillage.com)
The CSLP is a long-term project in search of ways of living that address the issue of sustainability and rural revitalization through physical demonstration of viable solutions.
Main Contact: 
Glenn Hymers, CSLP steering committee member (glennandbrenda@sasktel.net)
5. Project description
Provide a short description of the project including strategies, regional challenges, aims and specific project activities.: 

Provide a short description of the project including regional challenges it addresses, its aims as well as project activities/strategies: Aims: (1) to establish a visible demonstration of permaculture techniques (“guild” installation) as related to small-scale fruit production, (2) to fund the project by access to grant monies and the in-kind contributions of community volunteer, local government and businesses, (3) to successfully complete the project through a partnership with the newly-formed local “Communities in Bloom” committee. Activities: (1) basic research with regards the project’s aims (examples include guild construction, possible sources of income, relevant land-use permission, potential sources for materials), (2) writing of 2 grant proposals for funding, (3) assembly of materials, (4) establishing a work schedule, (5) mobilizing work crews to complete the project. Regional Challenges the project addresses: (1) need for healthy food source alternatives, (2) need for increased attention to the issue of local food security

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6. Project status
On Going
Started on June 15th, 2014 with projected completion by September 30th, 2014.
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