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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, April 26... 12:00 PM

BOUNTIFUL BERRIES WORKSHOP: GREENSGROW
(Greensgrow Farm, 2501 E. Cumberland, North Philly)
POP Director Phil Forsyth comes to Greensgrow to give you the basics of growing berries and brambles, from plant selection to planting to pruning. 12-2pm. $25, registration required: http://www.greensgrow.org/event/bountiful-backyard-berries-workshop

Sunday, April 27... 11:00 AM

PLANTING & PLANT SALE: AWBURY
(Awbury Agricultural Village, 1011 E. Washington Ln, Germantown )
POP is leading an orchard planting and plant sale as part of Awbury Arboretum's Earth & Arbor Day celebration. The event will also include games, tours, crafts, and food! 11am - 3pm. More details to come.

RSVP...
Monday, April 28... 01:00 PM

PLANTING: WALNUT HILL ORCHARD
(Walnut Hill Farm, 4610 Market St, West Philly)
Lend a hand in converting Walnut Hill Farm's orchard into a food forest with underplantings of perennials and groundcovers. And check out the recently completed Walnut Hill Community Park!

RSVP...
Wednesday, April 30... 12:30 PM

PLANTING: RIVERA REC ORCHARD
(Rivera Rec Center, 3201 N. 5th St, North Philly)
Lend a hand to both kids and elders from Rivera Rec Center in adding more berries and perennials to their intergenerational garden! You'll find us next to the playground on the south side of the Rec Center building.

RSVP...
Sunday, May 04... 11:00 AM

PLANTING: HORT CENTER ORCHARD
(Horticulture Center, 100 N. Horticultural Dr, West Fairmount Park )
Help plant berries and spread a mountain of mulch at the new food forest demonstration garden at the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center. The Master Gardeners will also be leading garden education activities and hosting a plant sale. A collaboration between Parks & Rec, Philadelphia Master Gardeners, POP, and Fairmount Park Conservancy.

RSVP...
Tuesday, May 06... 10:00 AM

PLANTING: T4G LIGHTHOUSE ORCHARD
(Lighthouse Field, Front St & Erie St, North Philly)
Help expand the orchard with new fruit trees at the Teens 4 Good Lighthouse Farm.

RSVP...
Saturday, May 17... 10:00 AM

CARE DAY: HARTRANFT ORCHARD
(Hartranft Elementary, 7th & W. Boston St, North Philly)
Lend a hand in revitalizing POP's oldest school orchard at Hartranft Elementary! We'll be clearing weeds and debris and laying down groundcover cloth.

RSVP...
Saturday, June 07... 10:00 AM

WORK DAY: WOODFORD
(Woodford Mansion, NW of 33rd & Dauphin, East Fairmount Park)
Help out with various volunteer activities in the garden and orchard before the Strawberry Festival!

RSVP...
Saturday, June 07... 12:00 PM

STRAWBERRY FEST: WOODFORD
(NW of 33rd & Dauphin, East Fairmount Park)
Please join us for Woodford's 6th annual Strawberry Harvest Festival with food and fun for all! More details to come.

RSVP...

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

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Upcoming Events

BOUNTIFUL BERRIES WORKSHOP: GREENSGROW
Saturday, Apr 26

PLANTING & PLANT SALE: AWBURY
Sunday, Apr 27

PLANTING: WALNUT HILL ORCHARD
Monday, Apr 28

PLANTING: RIVERA REC ORCHARD
Wednesday, Apr 30

PLANTING: HORT CENTER ORCHARD
Sunday, May 04

PLANTING: T4G LIGHTHOUSE ORCHARD
Tuesday, May 06

CARE DAY: HARTRANFT ORCHARD
Saturday, May 17

WORK DAY: WOODFORD
Saturday, Jun 07

STRAWBERRY FEST: WOODFORD
Saturday, Jun 07

# orchards supported:
45
# orchards planted:
34
# of trees planted:
656
# shrubs & vines:
1229
# of perennials:
7348

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