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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, January 31... 01:00 PM

FRUIT PRUNING WORKSHOP: GRUMBLETHORPE
(Grumblethorpe, 5267 Germantown Ave, NW Philly)
Join us for a pruning workshop at Historic Grumblethorpe led by POP's Phil Forsyth and Kevin Stutler. A classroom session will introduce the basics of pruning fruit trees & berry bushes, followed by an afternoon of hands-on training on the wide range fruit planted in Grumblethorpe's gardens. Space is limited to only 20 participants! $20 general public, $10 POP partners & volunteers. Snowdate: Sunday 2/1 @ 1pm. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED: http://phillyorchards.eventbee.com/event?eid=126526573

Saturday, March 14... 01:00 PM

FRUIT GRAFTING WORKSHOP: BARTRAM'S GARDEN
(Bartram's Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd, West Philly)
Learn all the basics of fruit tree grafting from Dr. Lee Reich, author of Grow Fruit Naturally, Landscaping with Fruit, and The Pruning Book. All attendees will graft their own pear or Asian pear tree to bring home or donate to POP. $60/$50. Space is limited, advance registration required: http://leereichphilly.bpt.me/

March 21 & 22

PERMACULTURE DESIGN COURSE:
(Heritage Farm, 4300 Monument Road, West Philadelphia)
POP is co-sponsoring the first ever full Permaculture Design Course in Philadelphia! March 21 & 22 kick off an 11 day course running monthly through September. Organized by Susquehanna Permaculture with classes led by Ben Weiss, Melissa Miles, Wilson Alvarez, and guest speakers. For more information, full schedule, and pricing: http://susquehannapc.com/permaculture-courses/pdcs-2/pdcs/

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

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Upcoming Events

FRUIT PRUNING WORKSHOP: GRUMBLETHORPE
Saturday, Jan 31

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