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Our Mission:

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, November 01... 11:00 AM

FARM FEST: MILL CREEK
(Mill Creek Farm, 49th & Brown St, West Philly )
Join in the fun at the Mill Creek Farm Festival, featuring a costume parade, pie contest, cider-pressing, face-painting, kids games, capoeira and west african dance, farmers market and block party! 11am to 3pm. Site info: http://millcreekurbanfarm.org/

Saturday, November 08... 10:00 AM

PLANTING: T4G GORGAS ORCHARD
(Gorgas Park Garden, Acorn St & Ridge Ave, NW Philly)
Help youth from Teens 4 Good in planting a brand new orchard at Gorgas Park in Roxborough. A partnership between POP, Teens 4 Good, North Light Community Center, and Parks & Rec.

RSVP...

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

Sign up now!

Upcoming Events

FARM FEST: MILL CREEK
Saturday, Nov 01

PLANTING: T4G GORGAS ORCHARD
Saturday, Nov 08

# orchards supported:
46
# orchards planted:
36
# of trees planted:
697
# shrubs & vines:
1320
# of perennials:
8324

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