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Our Mission:

To plant and support community orchards in the city of Philadelphia.
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Welcome to our website!

Mission: The Philadelphia Orchard Project plants and supports community orchards in the city of Philadelphia.

POP works with community-based groups and volunteers to plan and plant orchards filled with useful and edible plants. POP provides the plants, trees, and training. Community organizations own, maintain, and harvest the orchards, expanding community-based food production. Orchards are planted in formerly vacant lots, community gardens, schoolyards, and other spaces, almost exclusively in low-wealth neighborhoods where people lack access to fresh fruit.

Please join POP in building community food security for Philadelphia’s future!

A few highlights from 2014:

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Spring 2015 POP Newsletter

Upcoming Events

CARE DAY: AWBURY ORCHARD
Wednesday, Apr 29

POP HAPPY HOUR: W/N W/N COFFEE BAR
Thursday, Apr 30

PLANTING: SOLID ROCK
Saturday, May 02

PLANTING & WORKDAY: HISTORIC FAIR HILL & EVELYN SANDERS
Saturday, May 02

WILD EDIBLES WALK & TREE MAPPING: HISTORIC FAIR HILL
Saturday, May 02

MUSHROOM CULTIVATION WORKSHOP: BARTRAM'S GARDEN
Sunday, May 03

PLANTING: SUNDAY BREAKFAST ORCHARD
Tuesday, May 05

PLANTING & CARE DAY: 8TH & POPLAR
Wednesday, May 06

PLANTING: OVERBROOK SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND
Saturday, May 09

POP PLANT SALE: BARTRAM'S GARDEN
Sunday, May 10

MUSIC FESTIVAL: AWBURY
Saturday, May 16

STRAWBERRY FEST: STRAWBERRY MANSION
Saturday, Jun 20

# orchards supported:
48
# orchards planted:
37
# of trees planted:
908
# shrubs & vines:
1441
# of perennials:
9913

what we're planting:

  • apples
  • asian pears
  • cherries
  • figs
  • pawpaws
  • peaches
  • pears
  • persimmons
  • plums
  • serviceberries
  • blackberries
  • blueberries
  • bush cherries
  • currants
  • elderberries
  • gooseberries
  • goumis
  • hazelnuts
  • raspberries
  • grapes
  • kiwis