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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:

You can Help

Please help us achieve our mission by signing up for our listserv, volunteering, or making a tax-deductible donation. Earthshare

Spring 2015 POP Newsletter

Upcoming Events

FRUIT GRAFTING WORKSHOP: BARTRAM'S GARDEN
Saturday, Mar 14

PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE:
Saturday, Mar 21

# 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