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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, August 23... 10:00 AM

BERRY DIGGING: UCHS GARDEN
(UCHS Garden, 37th & Warren, West Philly)
Please join us in digging and potting up blackberries, raspberries, and other fruit from the UCHS Garden. Bring some berry bushes home and pot some up for POP to replant in other city orchards!

RSVP...
Monday, September 08... 06:00 PM

SCIENCE ON TAP:
(National Mechanics Pub, 22 S. 3rd St, Center City)
POP's Phil Forsyth will be the featured speaker at this Science on Tap event. Enjoy a beer and a short talk and conversation about permaculture and urban orchards. For more details: http://scienceontapphilly.com/sot-events/

RSVP...
October 18 & 19, 2014

PHILADELPHIA ORCHARD WEEKEND:
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Save the date for our 4th annual Philadelphia Orchard Day, now expanded to Saturday and Sunday! This city wide event features harvest festivals, plantings, work days, fruit tastings and other events at orchard sites across the city. Philadelphia Orchard Day is intended to highlight the wonderful work of our community partners and the celebrate the fantastic fruit growing in neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia. Details of individual events to be announced. . .

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

Sign up now!

Upcoming Events

BERRY DIGGING: UCHS GARDEN
Saturday, Aug 23

SCIENCE ON TAP:
Monday, Sep 08

PHILADELPHIA ORCHARD WEEKEND:
Saturday, Oct 18

# 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