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, May 26, 2018 11:00 am-12:30 pm

Master Class: Spring Blooms - Small Trees & Native Perennials
( 100 N Horticultural Drive, Philadelphia, 19131 )

Tour the Food Forest Orchard and the Pollinator Demonstration Garden to learn about perennials you can plant in your own garden, and which plants have the most ecological value.

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Wednesday, May 30, 2018 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Fair Hill & Evelyn Sanders Orchard Work Day
( 2901 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, 19133 )

Come lend a hand and join us for Mulch Maddness at Historic Fair Hill & Evelyn Sanders for a day of sheetmulching!

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Saturday, June 2, 2018 12:00 pm-2:00 pm

East Park Strawberry Harvest Festival
( Historic Strawberry Mansion, Philadelphia, 19132 )

Join us in celebrating the spring harvest at 10th annual East Park Strawberry Harvest Festival!

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

FNC Poplar Workday
( 811 Poplar St, Philadelphia, 19123 )

Join us for our monthly workday at the FNC 8th & Poplar orchard.

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Saturday, June 9, 2018 9:30 am-12:30 pm

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

Lend a hand in caring for the most diverse community orchard in the city!

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Thursday, June 14, 2018 6:00 pm-10:00 pm

NATURE IN SIGHT - Photo Exhibit Opening & Concert
( Random Tea Room, Philadelphia, 19123 )

Join us for the opening of 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, June 16, 2018 10:00 am-12:30 pm

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

Lend a hand at Awbury Arboretum's community food forest! This work day will focus on scouting orchard pests & diseases and demonstrating ecological management techniques. Followed by orchard tour at 1pm and POPCORE workshop at 2pm.

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Saturday, June 16, 2018 2:00 pm-4:00 pm

POPCORE 2: Eco-Orchard Pest & Disease Management @ Awbury
( 6336 Ardleigh St, Philadelphia, 19138 )

Join us for the second session of our POPCORE urban orchardist training course. From 10am to 1pm we'll have a hands-on work day in the Awbury Orchard including scouting pest and disease issues and demonstrating some management techniques. A tour of the orchard will follow at 1pm and then the workshop in class from 2pm to 4pm.

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Sunday, June 17, 2018 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Summer Nature Photography Series - Father's Day Edition
( 5400 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, 19143 )

Join Philadelphia Orchard Project (POP) at Bartram's Garden to learn the basics of nature photography: Father's Day Edition, 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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Friday, June 22, 2018 10:00 am-12:30 pm

Hort Center Orchard Workday
( 100 N Horticultural Drive, Philadelphia, 19131 )

Join us for a workday at the Hort Center's Food Forest orchard. We'll be weeding, fertilizing, and tending to the fruit trees and perennial herbs. Volunteers can leave with some cuttings from the abundant perennial herbs!

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Saturday, June 23, 2018 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Petal Pedal - A Scenic Bike Tour Through POP Orchards
( Philadelphia, )

Join the Philadelphia Orchard Project in partnership with Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia for Petal Pedal - a scenic bike tour though Fairmount Park stopping by 4 of POP's 61 community orchards!

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Saturday, June 23, 2018 11:00 am-12:30 pm

Master Class: Short Perennials for the Urban Garden
( 100 N Horticultural Drive, Philadelphia, 19131 )

This workshop will tour both the Food Forest Orchard and the Pollinator Demonstration Garden. Learn about different short perennials that you can use as edging, trim, or groundcovers. Some are evergreen in the winter and can add interest all year long! 

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Saturday, June 23, 2018 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Juneberry Jamboree with Fikira Bakery, Food Everyone Deserves, & The Culinary Literacy Center
( Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library, Philadelphia, 19139 )

In this all-ages program, F.E.D. and Fikira will share favorite juneberry recipes: to make something sweet (oat bars) and something savory (salsa) -- cookin' it all up on the library's state-of-the-art, mobile, Charlie kitchen cart! Come have a taste of the season with us and your neighbors!

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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 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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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.