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.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 10:00 am-1:00 pm

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

Join POP at Lighthouse Orchard for some light orchard-care including blackberry pruning, mulching, and more. Learn how to prune brambles and other vining fruit!

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Saturday, February 24, 2018 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Fig Fest at South Philly High School
( South Philadelphia High School, Philadelphia, 19148 )

Join POP & South Philly High School for a festive gathering celebrating FIGS! We'll cover the origins, history, and care for this delicious fruit, then cover how to propagate this fruiting shrub - hands-on! Attendees will leave with their very own cutting to grow at home! All ages.

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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.