Course:LFS350/Projects/2014W1/T5

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Name of the organization:

Tinka Orchard CSA

Address:

Administered in Vancouver Production Orchard in Summerland, BC

Website (if applicable):

http://tinkaorchard.wordpress.com/ https://www.facebook.com/tinkaorchardcsa

Name:

Kristi Tatebe

Email address:

tinkaorchard@gmail.com

Phone number:

N/A

Availability for contact (in September, October and November):

Available throughout the fall.

A scope statement for the project:

The Tinka Orchard CSA supports the farm of Al Tinka in Summerland, BC and ensures that he receives a fair price for his delicious orchard fruit, allowing him to continue to farm his heirloom fruit trees in the natural, sustainable way he always has. A retired high school teacher, Al Tinka purchased his Orchard in 1975 and has been farming it as a labour of love ever since. Some of his oldest heirloom trees are up to 65 years old.

Main project goals and objectives:

The objective of this community project is to document the operational logistics and organizational relationships of the Tinka Orchard CSA as a model of rural-urban collaboration. The group will interview key stakeholders and collaborators of the Tinka Orchard CSA in Vancouver and visit the Al Tinka’s orchard in Summerland to document the history of the land, his recent shift in economic model and his future aspirations for the heirloom orchard. Further, the group will produce a short media piece for the Tinka Orchard that captures the uniqueness of the operation for marketing use.

Recommended research method(s):

Interviews, observational study, and organizational case study

Potential information sources:

Books, journals, expert interviews, websites

Expected outcome(s):

A written report with figures and images that details the history of the orchard, operational logistics and organizational relationships of the Tinka Orchard CSA. Short media piece for the Tinka Orchard that captures the uniqueness of the operation for marketing use.

Please list potential community service opportunities for LFS 350 students in your organization (preferably related to the project):

To be determined