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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, October 11... 11:00 AM

PLANTING: HORT CENTER ORCHARD
(Horticulture Center, 100 N. Horticultural Dr, West Fairmount Park )
WE HAVE ENOUGH VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS EVENT, THANKS! 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...
Sunday, October 12... 12:00 PM

HARVEST FEST: EAKINS OVAL
(Eakins Oval, 3007 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Center City)
Stop by to help POP press fresh apple cider at the 2014 Parks & Rec Harvest Festival. This urban county fair event will also include a ferris wheel, petting zoo, hay maze, food, music and more, all right in front of the Art Museum! 12pm- 5pm

Wednesday, October 15... 05:00 PM

HAPPY HOUR: McGILLIN'S
(McGillin's Old Ale House, 1310 Drury St, Center City)
Join us for our Philadelphia Orchard Week Happy Hour at McGillin'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! Featuring drink specials and raffle items from Angry Orchards and Fireball. 5pm - 8pm. Site info: http://www.mcgillins.com/

RSVP...
October 18 & 19, 2014

PHILADELPHIA ORCHARD WEEKEND:
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Join us 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. See details of individual events below. . .

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.

Saturday, October 18... 10:00 AM

ORCHARD DAY: AWBURY
(Awbury Ag Village, 1011 E. Washington Lane, NW Philly)
This fun fall festival event will feature hayrides, ciderpressing, pumpkin painting, crafts for kids, a flea market, music, food, and more. And don't miss POP's annual plant sale! 10am to 3pm. More info: http://awbury.org/

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

ORCHARD DAY: WOODFORD
(Woodford Mansion, NW of 33rd & Dauphin, East Fairmount Park )
Enjoy this fun community celebration of the fall harvest! Woodford's 6th annual Apple Fest will feature cider-pressing, heirloom apple tasting, pumpkin painting and crafts, blacksmithing demonstration and tours of the orchard and historic Woodford. Volunteer in the orchard 10am to noon and join the festival noon to 2pm. RAINDATE: Sunday, 10/19 Site info: http://www.woodfordmansion.org/

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Saturday, October 18... 10:00 AM

ORCHARD DAY: FAIR HILL
(Fair Hill Burial Ground, 2901 Germantown Ave, North Philly )
Join in the fun as Historic Fair Hill hosts a harvest festival and work day from 10am to 3pm. Admission is free and includes popcorn, hot apple cider, corn-husk doll making and other crafts for kids. Volunteers are welcome to help with building compost bins and planting peach trees, strawberries, and cover crops. Site info: http://www.historicfairhill.org/

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Saturday, October 18... 11:00 AM

ORCHARD DAY: MILL CREEK
(Mill Creek Farm, 49th & Brown St, West Philly)
Mill Creek Farm will host a work day from to prune, mulch and plant in their orchard, one of the most productive in the city. A potluck lunch will follow at 1:30 pm. Mill Creek will provide apples and juice and their produce will be available for sale at their weekly farm stand, from 11 am- 2 pm. Site info: http://millcreekurbanfarm.org/

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Saturday, October 18... 01:00 PM

ORCHARD DAY: SOLID ROCK
(Solid Rock United Methodist, 199 E. Tabor Rd, North Philly)
Enjoy a bit of country in the city with the Harvest Festival at Solid Rock Church! Event features pumpkin picking and painting, music, games, food, and more. 1pm to 5pm.

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Sunday, October 19... 10:00 AM

ORCHARD DAY: FRANCISVILLE
(Francisville Orchard, 815 Perkiomen St, North Philly)
Celebrate Orchard Weekend by planting new fruit trees at the Francisville Orchard! Event also includes a seed saving workshop, pumpkin carving and other kids activities, a cookout, and more. Site info: http://www.urbanstead.org/

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Sunday, October 19... 01:00 PM

ORCHARD DAY: BARTRAM'S
(Bartram's Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd, West Philly)
Check out this lively Harvest Festival hosted by the Urban Nutrition Initiative at Bartram's Garden Community Farm! Event features ciderpressing, canoe and hayrides, games, crafts, garden workshops, fruit tree planting, food and much more. 1pm - 4pm. More details: http://www.urbannutrition.org/2014/09/harvest-festival-2014/ Site info: http://www.bartramsgarden.org/

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Sunday, October 19... 03:00 PM

ORCHARD DAY: GRUMBLETHORPE
(Grumblethorpe, 5267 Germantown Ave, North Philly )
Celebrate Orchard Day at Historic Grumblethorpe with scarecrow making and a haunted house tour! 3pm-6pm. Site info: http://www.philalandmarks.org/grum.aspx

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Thursday, October 23... 01:00 PM

PLANTING: PENN PARK ORCHARD
(Penn Park, UPenn Campus, West Philly)
Help plant a brand new educational orchard in Penn Park on University of Pennsylvania campus. RSVP to receive more specific directions to the orchard planting site. RAINDATE: Friday, 10/24.

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Saturday, November 08... 10:00 AM

PLANTING: T4G GORGAS ORCHARD
(Gorgas Park Garden, Acorn St & Ridge Ave, NW Philly)
Help youth from Teens 4 Good in planting a brand new orchard at Gorgas Park in Roxborough. A partnership between POP, Teens 4 Good, North Light Community Center, and Parks & Rec.

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

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Upcoming Events

PLANTING: HORT CENTER ORCHARD
Saturday, Oct 11

HARVEST FEST: EAKINS OVAL
Sunday, Oct 12

HAPPY HOUR: McGILLIN'S
Wednesday, Oct 15

PHILADELPHIA ORCHARD WEEKEND:
Saturday, Oct 18

POP PLANT SALE: AWBURY
Saturday, Oct 18

ORCHARD DAY: AWBURY
Saturday, Oct 18

ORCHARD DAY: WOODFORD
Saturday, Oct 18

ORCHARD DAY: FAIR HILL
Saturday, Oct 18

ORCHARD DAY: MILL CREEK
Saturday, Oct 18

ORCHARD DAY: SOLID ROCK
Saturday, Oct 18

ORCHARD DAY: FRANCISVILLE
Sunday, Oct 19

ORCHARD DAY: BARTRAM'S
Sunday, Oct 19

ORCHARD DAY: GRUMBLETHORPE
Sunday, Oct 19

PLANTING: PENN PARK ORCHARD
Thursday, Oct 23

PLANTING: T4G GORGAS ORCHARD
Saturday, Nov 08

# 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