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A basic slide show presented to community members who live near the new location of the Penalty Box Restaurant and the new Delightful Urban Farm.

A basic slide show presented to community members who live near the new location of the Penalty Box Restaurant and the new Delightful Urban Farm.

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  • 1. Growing Outside the BoxRevitalizing an historic industrial site to establish a new commercial and cultural hub for our citys west side and create another Windsor first
  • 2. Welcome Bios and background Site history The Main Attraction Benefits to neighbourhood and Windsor Working together Recent developments 3 action steps
  • 3. Van Niforos Basic Stats Owner of very successful Penalty Box restaurant for 20 years Youth sports and community supporter Commitment to family and quality local food
  • 4. David Fields Basic Stats 20 years experience with non-profit orgs “making things happen” Organic Master Gardener Commitment to family and local food
  • 5. Garlic from China? Tomatoes from Mexico? Need to source quality local ingredients all year 1400 pounds of tomatoes per week What does it take to grow in winter? Who is doing it? Organic growing techniques
  • 6. Restoring and Celebrating our History
  • 7. Historic SW&A Car Barns
  • 8. Historic SW&A Car Barns
  • 9. Historic SW&A Car Barns
  • 10. Historic SW&A Car Barns
  • 11. New ideas need old buildings
  • 12. 20 Delight-Full Years
  • 13. 20 Delight-Full Years 1000 meals a day 60 employees Healthy recipes from scratch using local ingredients whenever possible Bursting at the seams, need to grow!
  • 14. Urban Agriculture
  • 15. Urban Agriculture
  • 16. Urban Agriculture
  • 17. Urban Agriculture
  • 18. Urban Agriculture
  • 19. Urban Agriculture
  • 20. Canadas First IntegratedRestaurant & Urban Farm
  • 21. Growing the Penalty Box 300+ seat family restaurant in restored historic location near Windsors riverfront. Featuring restored windows, skylights, floor of period wood, modern kitchen, freshest salad bar All the classic Penalty Box fare New gluten-free and vegetarian offerings Heritage Designation & National Historic Site
  • 22. Delightful FarmWinter Hothouse
  • 23. Delightful Farm Site Plan
  • 24. Delightful FarmA four season urban farm
  • 25. Delightful Farm Aquaponics
  • 26. Delighful FarmRooftop Orchard d
  • 27. Penalty Box & Delightful Farm Benefits Provide new employment and training opportunities, especially for youth Help increase tourism as a culinary and green destination Attract research and development investment Reinvigorate West Side and Downtown commercial districts Increase property values
  • 28. Penalty Box & Delightful Farm Benefits Provide some of the freshest, healthiest food in the city. A cultural hub bridging UWindsors main campus with new university and St. Clair College downtown campuses Non-profit organization established to coordinate tours and public education efforts, in collaboration with schools, community groups and others. Restore some of Windsors forgotten history
  • 29. Penalty Box & Delightful Farm Working Together with You Help clean up and maintain Gateway Park in collaboration with neighbours, the City of Windsor, Canadian Pacific and other partners Please tell us if you are interested in helping to organize and conduct park clean up and beautification Open to other ways of working together over time
  • 30. Recent Developments Safety work on securing steel frame to foundation complete Resources gathered for roof work Non-profit education org incorporated Many plates spinning
  • 31. Recent Developments Proposal for 1100 University Ave building to become the new Community Museum hub will be considered by City Council Do you think this is the appropriate location for the new museum?
  • 32. What you can do1. Please sign a letter of support of the new Penalty Box and Delightful Farm2. Stay in touch! Join our email list for updates; join the Penalty Box Facebook Page; Visit the blog delightfulfarm.wordpress.com3. Write to the Mayor and Council to voice support for the museum proposal