Upcoming POP Events


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.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 10:00 am

ORCHARD WORK DAY: Hort Center Food Forest
(Fairmount Park Horticulture Center, 100 N. Horticultural Dr, West Fairmount Park)

Join POP and Master Gardeners in caring for this diverse demonstration food forest at the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center. Tasks will include harvesting, weeding, branch training, and more. Please RSVP for specific directions.


5 more volunteers needed!

Attending (1): Andrew Gomsi
Monday, July 11 through Friday, July 15, 2016, 8:30am-3:30pm

Wildcrafter’s Summer Day Camp: Awbury Arboretum
(1 Awbury Rd, Philadelphia, PA 19138)

For Children Ages 8-12. Robyn, POP's Program Director, is leading this NEW Wildcrafting Camp at Awbury! It will give children a chance to spend a week focusing on the many different ways that humans have interacted with plants throughout history and the things we can learn from other creatures in our ecosystems. Hands-on activities will run throughout, with physical, artistic, culinary, and relaxing activities such as hikes, role-play games, sit-spots, drawing, playing and listening to music, plant-based crafts, herbal tea and medicinal plant exploration lessons, history, and more. Awbury Educators and experienced wildcrafting experts from the Philadelphia area will also be assisting with camp, and there will be a field trip to Wissahickon Creek! $275 for the week. Scholarships available! Register at http://awbury.org/summer-camp/

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 10:30 am

(Overbrook Environmental Education Center, 6134 Lancaster Ave, West Philly)

Join POP and OEEC youth programs in maintaining this demonstration food forest at the Overbrook Environmental Education Center. Check out other site features including high tunnel, new aquaculture systems, and innovative stormwater infrastructure.


6 more volunteers needed!

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