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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, June 06... 03:00 PM

ECOLOGICAL CULTURE DESIGN: w/ DAVE JACKE
(Penn State Center, 675 Sansom Street, Center City)
What is culture? How might we approach the design of cultures as whole systems in an ecological context? How can we design cultures that minimize stress and competition, and maximize cooperation, harmony, productivity, and diversity, while allowing each community member to remain true to their intrinsic nature? Explore the permaculture approach to designing cultures as whole systems in this workshop led by Dave Jacke, author of Edible Forest Gardens. Sponsored by POP and the Eastern PA Permaculture Guild and hosted by PSU Ag Extension. $15 for general public, $10 for POP orchard partners. More info and re-registration required: http://phillyorchards.eventbee.com/event?eid=141035374

Sunday, June 07... 01:00 PM

POP ORCHARD TOUR w/ DAVE JACKE:
(Awbury Ag Village, 6323 Ardleigh St, NW Philly)
Don't miss this exciting opportunity to explore community orchards in North Philadelphia neighborhoods with a team of Permaculture experts including Dave Jacke, Keith Zaltzberg, Melissa Miles, Phil Forsyth, Robyn Mello, Joy Hunsberger, and Jon Hopkins. Our tour of Philadelphia Orchard Project sites will start at the Awbury Food Forest, then visit Philly Earth at the Village of Arts & Humanities, and finally explore the Norris Square Neighborhood Project gardens including Tertulias Orchard. 1pm- 5pm, followed by dinner with our experts. $50 per person, with event proceeds going towards planting more community orchards in Philadelphia! For more info and event registration: http://phillyorchards.eventbee.com/event?eid=131238795

Saturday, June 20... 11:00 AM

TRELLIS WORKSHOP: STRAWBERRY MANSION
(Historic Strawberry Mansion, 2450 Strawberry Mansion Dr, East Fairmount Park)
Learn how to build sturdy trellises for growing grapes and blackberries. 11am to noon. Then stick around for the 7th annual Strawberry Harvest Festival!

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Saturday, June 20... 12:00 PM

STRAWBERRY FEST: STRAWBERRY MANSION
(Historic Strawberry Mansion, 2450 Strawberry Mansion Dr, East Fairmount Park)
Join us for the 7th annual Strawberry Festival in East Fairmount Park! This family friendly event will feature lots of food, crafts, games, and tours of the orchard, bee hives, and new host site Historic Strawberry Mansion. Noon to 2pm. A partnership between POP, the East Park Revitalization Alliance, the Committee of 1926, and the Naomi Wood Trust.

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

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Upcoming Events

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