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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.

Tuesday, April 21... 02:00 PM

PLANTING: GORGAS ORCHARD
(Gorgas Park Orchard, Acorn St & Ridge Ave, NW Philly)
Help out with planting new trees and sheetmulching at the newly planted Gorgas Park Orchard, a partnership between POP, Teens 4 Good and the North Light Community Center.

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Attending (5): Alexandra James (+2), Jeni Bennett, LAN Ly
5 more volunteers needed!

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Wednesday, April 22... 01:00 PM

CARE DAY: AWBURY ORCHARD
(Awbury Arboretum Ag Village, 1011 E. Washington Ln, NW Philly)
Spend Earth Day with POP and get your hands dirty! We'll be sheetmulching the Awbury Food Forest Orchard, spring cleaning in POP's nursery, and more!

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Attending (8): Adrian Adamson, Alyssa, Anne Taylor, Aron Goldschneider, Doug martin, Emily Comisac, George Drosehn, Hannah Looney
0 more volunteers needed!

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Saturday, April 25 @ 10am

CARE DAY: EAST PARK ORCHARDS
(Woodford Mansion, 2300 North 33rd Street, East Fairmount Park)
Help out with an orchard care day at the Strawberry Mansion and Woodford Orchards in East Fairmount Park. We'll be mulching and weeding these neighboring orchards, planting a new strawberry patch, building a grape trellis, and more. A partnership between POP, East Park Revitalization Alliance, Woodford, and Historic Strawberry Mansion.

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Attending (42): Anne Taylor, Ashley Francis (+1), Baily Cypress, Brian Olszak (+1), George Drosehn, Jahtieh Postell (+10), jaq basilis (+1), Jeannette Schlegel (+9), Jenn McCormick, Katherine Chu (+1), Kim J, Martha Moffat, Razan AlSalah, Rebeca Cruz-Esteves (+1), Sandy Yang (+1), Smiles, Tracey Brown
We have enough volunteers for this event!

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Saturday, May 2 @ 10am

PLANTING: SOLID ROCK
(Solid Rock United Methodist, 199 E. Tabor Rd, North Philly)
Join us in planting strawberries and mulching in the newly planted orchard at Solid Rock.

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Attending (10): Doug martin, genaya lee (+3), Kim J, Matt DiScenna, Sandy Yang (+1), Smiles
15 more volunteers needed!

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Sunday, May 03... 02:00 PM

MUSHROOM CULTIVATION WORKSHOP: BARTRAM'S GARDEN
(Bartram's Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd, West Philly)
Mycopolitan Mushroom's Brian Versek will provide workshop participants with all the tools they'll need to turn their own outdoor space-- backyard, garden, vacant lot or a flowerpot-- into a viable habitat for native edible mushrooms. All participants will take a spawn kit home to propagate their own mushrooms! 2pm - 4pm. $22/$18, pre-registration required: http://outdoormushrooms.brownpapertickets.com/

Saturday, May 9 @ 10am

PLANTING: OVERBROOK SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND
(Overbrook School for the Blind, 6333 Malvern Ave)
Lend a hand in expanding the orchard at the Overbrook School for the Blind with a new berry garden and pollinator garden.

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Attending (9): Aly7ssa, Anya Saretzky, Baily Cypress, Davon, Di Chung, George Drosehn, Keisha Williams , Rachel Reinfurt, Shalisa
6 more volunteers needed!

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Sunday, May 10

POP PLANT SALE: BARTRAM'S GARDEN
(Bartram's Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd, West Philly)
POP will be selling a wide array of fruit trees, berry bushes, and fruiting vines as part of Bartram's Garden annual spring plant sale!

Saturday, May 16

POP PLANT SALE: AWBURY
(Awbury Arboretum, NW Philly)
Save the date for POP's spring plant sale, to be part of the Philadelphia Folk Society Music Festival at Awbury Arboretum. More details to come!

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

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Upcoming Events

PLANTING: GORGAS ORCHARD
Tuesday, Apr 21

CARE DAY: AWBURY ORCHARD
Wednesday, Apr 22

CARE DAY: EAST PARK ORCHARDS
Saturday, Apr 25

PLANTING: SOLID ROCK
Saturday, May 02

MUSHROOM CULTIVATION WORKSHOP: BARTRAM'S GARDEN
Sunday, May 03

PLANTING: OVERBROOK SCHOOL FOR THE BLIND
Saturday, May 09

POP PLANT SALE: BARTRAM'S GARDEN
Sunday, May 10

POP PLANT SALE: AWBURY
Saturday, May 16

# 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