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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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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

WORK DAY: AWBURY ORCHARD & NURSERY
Wednesday, May 27

ECOLOGICAL CULTURE DESIGN: w/ DAVE JACKE
Saturday, Jun 06

POP ORCHARD TOUR w/ DAVE JACKE:
Sunday, Jun 07

TRELLIS WORKSHOP: STRAWBERRY MANSION
Saturday, Jun 20

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