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To plant and support community orchards in the city of Philadelphia.
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EVENT SCHEDULE:

We invite you to participate by planting with POP, working alongside volunteers from our community partners to plant orchards all over the city. Volunteers of all ages and skill levels are welcome. These events involve digging, planting, and spreading compost and mulch, so expect to get dirty. We can't guarantee tools for all; if you bring your own, it is advisable to write your name on them. Snacks and beverages to share are also welcome.

Planting events can generally be expected to last 3 or 4 hours. Please sign up for our volunteer email list for up-to-date info on events. We recommend that you check your email the morning of a planting to confirm whether if will be postponed to the raindate. Plantings happen in the spring and fall months.

Saturday, August 01... 05:30 PM

POP BASEBALL BENEFIT: CAMDEN RIVERSHARKS
(Campbell's Field, Camden NJ)
Support POP while watching the Riversharks take on the York Revolution at Campbell's Field. Enjoy a fun night out with family and friends! After the game there will be fireworks. To reserve your seats log onto www.riversharks.com and select "Riversharks Fundraising Log-in" on the right hand side. Enter POP's code: Orchard. Select "buy". Choose your seats and complete your order. A PORTION OF EACH TICKET WILL BE DONATED TO POP!

Saturday, August 08... 09:00 AM

CARE DAY: BARTRAM'S ORCHARD
(Community Farm at Bartram's Garden, entrance at 56th St & Lindbergh Blvd, West Philly)
Help care for the most diverse orchard in the city! Part of the larger Second Saturday volunteer event at Bartram's Garden. 9am to noon.

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Will you be joining us?   Yes   No

How many people will you bring (including yourself)?

Are you a member of the POP board or Orchard Committee?
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Saturday, August 08... 11:30 AM

URBAN ORCHARDS WORKSHOP AND HOMEGROWN FESTIVAL: WYCK HOUSE
(Wyck Historic House, 6026 Germantown Avenue, Germantown)
Join Robyn for a free 90-minute workshop that explores urban orchard design, planting, maintenance, and strategies for community involvement. This workshop will start indoors and end outside with hands-on examples from some of Wyck's fruit trees and berry bushes. The Homegrown festival runs from 11am-4pm. "Wyck offers the unique combination of a contemporary urban farm operating on land that had been farmed through chemical-free and hand-powered methods for over 250 years." See more about the Wyck House and the Homegrown Festival at http://wyck.org/festivals/.

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Attending (1): Michael

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Please contact phil@phillyorchards.org for more information on a particular planting.

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Upcoming Events

POP BASEBALL BENEFIT: CAMDEN RIVERSHARKS
Saturday, Aug 01

CARE DAY: BARTRAM'S ORCHARD
Saturday, Aug 08

URBAN ORCHARDS WORKSHOP AND HOMEGROWN FESTIVAL: WYCK HOUSE
Saturday, Aug 08

# orchards supported:
49
# 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