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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, September 27... 10:00 AM

PLANTING: SOLID ROCK ORCHARD
(Solid Rock United Methodist, 199 E. Tabor Rd, North Philly )
Help transform POP's newest orchard into a food forest, with fruit trees, berry bushes, and lots of perennials and groundcovers! A partnership between Solid Rock United Methodist Church, Project for Sacred Places, and POP.

RSVP...
Saturday, October 11... 11:00 AM

PLANTING: HORT CENTER ORCHARD
(Horticulture Center, 100 N. Horticultural Dr, West Fairmount Park )
Join us in the planting a thousand perennials and grouncovers at the new food forest demonstration garden at the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center. A collaboration between POP, Parks & Rec, and the Philadelphia Master Gardeners.

RSVP...
Wednesday, October 15... 05:00 PM

HAPPY HOUR: McGILLAN'S
(McGillan's Old Ale House, 1310 Drury St, Center City)
Join us for our Philadelphia Orchard Week Happy Hour at McGillan's Old Ale House, the city's oldest pub. Enjoy food and drinks in support of POP's work to plant more community orchards in the city! 5pm - 8pm. More details to come.

RSVP...
Saturday, October 18... 10:00 AM

POP PLANT SALE: AWBURY
(Awbury Agricultural Village, 1011 E Washington Ln, Germantown)
Save the date for our fall plant sale, to be part of Philadelphia Orchard Day at Awbury Arboretum's Fall Harvest Festival! A wide variety of fruit trees, berry bushes, fruiting vines, and other common and uncommon permaculture plants will be available.

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.

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Upcoming Events

PLANTING: SOLID ROCK ORCHARD
Saturday, Sep 27

PLANTING: HORT CENTER ORCHARD
Saturday, Oct 11

HAPPY HOUR: McGILLAN'S
Wednesday, Oct 15

POP PLANT SALE: AWBURY
Saturday, Oct 18

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