Upcoming POP Events

POP EVENT SCHEDULE:

We invite you to join POP and our community partners in a wide range of events including planting and caring for orchards across the city; workshops and other educational programs about ecological orchard care and related topics; POPHarvest gleaning opportunities; and harvest festivals and other community events!  See below for our upcoming event schedule and click on a specific opportunity for more information and to register.

Volunteers of all ages and skill levels are welcome at planting and orchard care events.  Please RSVP below in order to receive detailed event directions and updates and so that we know how many volunteers to expect.  We also encourage you to join POP’s volunteer email list to receive announcements of new events and opportunities to get involved.

Saturday, January 27, 2018 10:00 am-2:30 pm

POP CORE - Pruning and Eco-orchard Seasons
( 820 N. 8th St, Philadelphia, 19123 )

Join us for the first session of our POPCORE urban orchardist training course. Workshop will provide a look at ecological orchard care through the seasons and focus on winter pruning of fruit trees, berry bushes, and fruiting vines. Morning classroom session will be followed by hands-on pruning at the FNC Poplar Farm orchard.

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Saturday, February 10, 2018 10:00 am-12:00 pm

Paw Paws, Figs, and Unusual Fruits for Philly
( 6336 Ardleigh St, Philadelphia, 19138 )

Learn about Paw Paws, Figs, Kiwiberries, and many other unusual fruits that grow in our climate.

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Thursday, March 8, 2018 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

POP CORE 1 - Pruning and Eco-orchard Seasons
( 5400 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, 19143 )

Join us for the first session of our POPCORE urban orchardist training course. This workshop will provide a look at ecological orchard care through the seasons and focus on winter pruning of fruit trees, berry bushes, and fruiting vines. Classroom session starts at 6pm, preceded by optional hands-on pruning training starting at 3pm.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

POP CORE 2: Eco-Orchard Pest & Disease Management
( 5400 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, 19143 )

Join us for the second session of our POPCORE urban orchardist training course. This workshop will cover POP's holistic, organic approach to managing fruit tree pest and disease challenges. Classroom session starts at 6pm, preceded by optional hands-on training in holistic sprays starting at 3:30pm.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

POP CORE 3- Plants, Fungi, and What to Do With Them
( 5400 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, 19143 )

Join us for the second session of our POPCORE urban orchardist training course. This workshop will explore harvesting and use of orchard fruits, herbs, and mushrooms. Classroom session starts at 6pm, preceded by optional wild edibles walk (4pm) and community potluck (5pm).

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Thursday, March 29, 2018 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

POPCORE 4: Permaculture and Philadelphia's Food System
( 5400 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, 19143 )

Join us for the fourth session of our POPCORE urban orchardist training course. This workshop will introduce the ethics and principles of permaculture ecosystem design and explore its relation to the world of urban agriculture in Philadelphia. Classroom session starts at 6pm, preceded by optional tour of the Bartram's Orchard and pollinator gardens starting at 4pm.

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