POP 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, May 28, 2016 - 9:00am to 2:00pm
POPLuck : Mill Creek Farm
(4901 Brown Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19123)
Join us for another POPLuck, co-creative workparties with food, music, creative expression, and orchard-related skillsharing! With these, we hope to have once-a-month workparties with various community orchard partners that include scheduled time for orchard-related education, eating potluck-style food and drink, getting our hands in the soil, working on projects, and sharing our collective creative endeavors through music, poetry, dance, and art. These events are completely co-created by the people who attend, so each one will be different. Bring food and drink to share, gloves, whatever orchard tools you may have, picnic blankets/chairs, musical instruments, creative work-in-progress, and whatever you think may add to the magic! At this event, we'll spend the morning planting new orchard trees and shrubs and spend the afternoon sharing with each other. For more info on Mill Creek Farm, visit
Attending (6): Barbara McNutt, Eliza Norrell, Brian m, Barbara McNutt, Katy A, TC Wms-Brown(+1)
Saturday, June 4, 10:00am to 12:00pm
Juneberry Joy: Harvest : Historic Woodford Mansion
(2300 N 33rd St, Philadelphia, PA 19102)
Harvest the first ripe tree fruit of summer at Historic Woodford Mansion, and then walk next door with us to the 8th Annual Strawberry Harvest Festival at Historic Strawberry Mansion!
15 more volunteers needed!
Saturday, June 4
Strawberry Festival : Strawberry Mansion
(Historic Strawberry Mansion, 2450 Strawberry Mansion Dr, Philadelphia PA 19132)
Save the date for our 8th annual East Park Strawberry Harvest Festival! A fun family event featuring lots of food, crafts, games, and other activities organized by Historic Strawberry Mansion, East Park Revitalization Alliance, and POP. More details to come.
Sponsored by: Fairmount Park Conservancy
Attending (6): Barbara McNutt, Ed & Denise Fagan(+1), Paul Glover(+1), TC Wms-Brown(+1), Maureen Carson(+1), Cassidy Arrington(+1)
Tuesday, June 7, 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Juneberry Joy: Harvest : Evelyn Sanders and Historic Fair Hill
(3008 N Percy St, North Philly)
Harvest the first ripe tree fruit of summer at Historic Fair Hill and Evelyn Sanders Townhouses. Meet at 3008 N Percy St, North Philly.
15 more volunteers needed!
Wednesday, June 8, 2016; 6:00pm-7:30pm
Urban Orchards and Backyard Fruits : Fleisher Art Memorial
(719 Catharine St, Philadelphia, PA 19147)
In this edition of Fleisher Art Memorial's Sanctuary Series, learn about the work that POP does throughout the city and engage in a discussion that could go in any number of directions depending on who's in attendance and their interests. Some topics covered could include the creativity involved in edible landscape design, an introduction to permaculture design and principles, varieties of edible and medicinal perennial plants that will grow well in Philadelphia's climate, land use policy and community organizing, and ways you can get involved in your community, your home, and in your own self care to leave this world a greener, healthier place than you found it.
Attending (6): Paul Glover, Adrienne Allen(+1), Maureen Carson(+1), Christopher Barrett Sheridan(+1)
Thursday, June 9, 5:30pm to 7:30pm
Juneberry Joy: Harvest : St Mary's Church, University of Pennsylvania
(Meet at 3916 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104, call (215)571-9506 if late)
Harvest the first ripe tree fruit of summer at various locations throughout the University of Pennsylvania campus. Meet in front of St. Mary's Church at 3916 Locust Walk.
Friday, June 10, 2016 2:30 pm
Orchard Care Day : Teens4Good Poplar Orchard
(800 Poplar Street Philadelphia, PA 19123)
Lend a hand in caring for the Teens4Good Poplar orchard!
7 more volunteers needed!
Attending (1): Erik Kivimaki
Saturday, June 11, 10:00am to 3:00pm
Juneberry Joy: POPLuck and Harvest : Francisville Orchard
(1708 Ridge Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19130)
June's POPLuck and harvest at Francisville Orchard with Urbanstead! Bring food, drink, and creative work to share for this harvest and workparty. We'll spend the morning working in the orchard and harvesting juneberries, and spend the afternoon sharing with each other and baking juneberry muffins in the solar oven!
POPLucks are co-creative workparties with food, music, creative expression, and orchard-related skillsharing! With these, we hope to have once-a-month workparties with various community orchard partners that include scheduled time for orchard-related education, eating potluck-style food and drink, getting our hands in the soil, working on projects, and sharing our collective creative endeavors through music, poetry, dance, and art. These events are completely co-created by the people who attend, so each one will be different. Bring food and drink to share, gloves, whatever orchard tools you may have, picnic blankets/chairs, musical instruments, creative work-in-progress, and whatever you think may add to the magic!
15 more volunteers needed!
Sunday, June 12, 2016 11:00 am
Heartwood Music Fest & Awbury Centennial
(Awbury Arboretum, Philadelphia PA 19138)
Festival attendees are welcome to stop by POP's plant sale and info table! This is the second annual Heartwood Music Festival organized by the Philadelphia Folksong Society and Awbury Arboretum, which is also celebrating its 100th birthday! For tickets and more info:
Thursday, June 16 - Saturday, June 18, 2016
Beardfest: Music, Art, and Sustainable Skillsharing
(Paradise Lakes Campground at Rte 206 and W Mills Rd, Hammonton, NJ 08037)
POP is once again sponsoring the workshops and skillsharing at Beardfest, organized by POP Program Director, Robyn Mello. Located in a remote part of New Jersey's unique Pinelands ecosystem, the festival's ethos states: "In a world where entertainment is too often reduced to a passive, spectator/performer relationship, where social interactions are too often reduced to quick moments of stolen time, and appreciation of nature is too often kicked aside for the price of progress, Beardfest attempts to be a breath of fresh air." Stay tuned for workshop and music lineup announcements:
$75 for 3 days and 3 nights of camping, education, music, particpatory art, swimming, body work, and more! Day passes also available. For more info and tickets: http://beardfest.net/
Wednesday, June 22, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Juneberry Joy: Happy Hour : W/N W/N Coffee Bar and Restaurant
(931 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA)
Featuring juneberry shandies, juneberry shrub, and juneberry baked goods! Stay tuned for more details and an event signup page!
Saturday, June 25, 2016, 10:00am-3:00pm
Applied Permaculture Workshop – Food Forests and Appropriate Technologies : The Village of Arts and Humanities
(2544 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19133)
There will be indoor and outdoor components to this hands-on day. In addition to its orchard and food-producing space, PhillyEarth has a host of projects exemplifying permaculture techniques. POP's Program Director, Robyn Mello, and PhillyEarth's Director, Jon Hopkins, are collaborating on this educational event to introduce attendees to permaculture principles and ethics in an urban environment via some of its more tangible applications.
Mark your calendars! More details, including cost and sign-up info, TBA!
Attending (8): Adrienne Allen(+2), Adrienne Allen(+2), Ash (+2), Maureen Carson(+2), Cris Larson(+2), Cris Larson(+2), Ula Katsoulis(+2), Alyssa Schimmel(+2), Cassidy Arrington(+2)
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