Upcoming POP Events

Our Annual Orchard Dinner tickets are now live!  Click here to see our Facebook event and here to purchase tickets.

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, August 18, 2018 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Awbury Orchard Work Day
( 6336 Ardleigh St, Philadelphia, 19138 )

Lend a hand in caring for the food forest orchard at Awbury Arboretum!

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Norris Square Neighborhood Project Workday
( 2248 N Palethorp St, Philadelphia, 19133 )

Come on by to help with summer garden maintenance at the Norris Square Neighborhood Project!

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Thursday, August 30, 2018 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Lighthouse Orchard Workday
( 199 E. Erie Ave, Philadelphia, 19134 )

Join us for summer orchard tending at the Lighthouse Orchard!

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Thursday, August 30, 2018 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Closing Reception for NATURE IN SIGHT - POP Collective Photo Exhibit & Concert
( Random Tea Room, Philadelphia, 19123 )

Join us for the closing reception for NATURE IN SIGHT - a collective photography exhibit highlighting the beauty of the city's orchards, gardens, and natural places of refuge. The exhibit runs from June 14 - Aug. 30 at The Random Tea Room and Curiosity Shop (713 N. 4th St).

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Saturday, September 8, 2018 9:30 am-12:00 pm

Bartram's Orchard Work Day
( 5400 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, 19143 )

Help out in caring for the most diverse community orchard in the city!

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Saturday, September 8, 2018 11:00 am-12:30 pm

Master Class: Medicinal Applications of Orchard Fruits and Herbs
( 100 N Horticultural Drive, Philadelphia, 19131 )

Join the Philadelphia Orchard Project at the Food Forest Orchard for a walkthrough and hands-on exploration of the many uses of orchard fruits and herbs. We'll sample some preparations like teas and tinctures made from the landscape through the growing season.

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Thursday, September 13, 2018 9:30 am-12:00 pm

Penn Park Orchard Work Day
( 3000 Walnut St, Philadelphia, 19104 )

Lend a hand in caring for the food forest at Penn Park on UPenn's campus.

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Thursday, September 13, 2018 6:00 pm-8:30 pm

Recipes from the Paw Paw Patch - Hosted by FLP Culinary Literacy Center
( Culinary Literacy Center - Fourth Floor, Philadelphia, 19103 )

Join the POP and chef Ari Miller for a collaborative approach to using paw paw, or Asimina triloba, a mango-sized fruit indigenous to North America. Generous tastings included! This program is brought to you by the Free Library of Philadelphia's Culinary Literacy Center.

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Saturday, September 15, 2018 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Awbury Orchard Work Day
( 6336 Ardleigh St, Philadelphia, 19138 )

Lend a hand in caring for the food forest orchard at Awbury Arboretum!

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Sunday, September 16, 2018 3:30 pm-6:30 pm

POP Orchard Dinner
( Hamilton Mansion @ The Woodlands, Philadelphia, 19104 )

Celebrate POP's 61 community orchards at our annual Orchard Dinner!

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Sunday, September 30, 2018 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Fall Nature Photography Series
( 5400 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, 19143 )

Join Philadelphia Orchard Project (POP) at Bartram's Garden to learn the basics of nature photography, focusing on capturing the beauty of the orchard! In each 3-hour, stand-alone session, instructor Joshua Lee Mallory of Noise Soul Cinema will cover shot composition, lighting, auto focus, and pro-tips for editing photos through your phone or Instagram.

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Saturday, October 20, 2018 11:00 am-12:30 pm

Master Class: Fall in the Garden -- Key Flowers for Bees & Fruits for Birds
( 100 N Horticultural Drive, Philadelphia, 19131 )

A beautiful garden should not end in summer! There are many ecological benefits to having multiple seasons of interest when planning your garden. Learn about which plants bloom and fruit in the fall. 

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