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.

Thursday, September 20, 2018 10:00 am-12:00 pm

FNC Poplar Orchard Work Day
( 811 Poplar St, Philadelphia, 19123 )

Help out with our monthly orchard work day at FNC Learning Farm at 8th & Poplar.

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Saturday, September 22, 2018 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Pastorius Gardens Orchard Work Day
( 10 E Pastorius Street, Philadelphia, 19144 )

Come sheet mulch the orchard in this beautiful community garden!

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Sunday, September 23, 2018 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Trifoliate Orange Fire Cider Making Workshop
( Historic Strawberry Mansion, Philadelphia, 19132 )

Join POP for an installment of our new Community Gleaning Education Series - featuring community teachers presenting on lesser known fruits and herbs of the orchards. Fikira Bakery's Al Pascal will present upon trifoliate oranges and lead a trifoliate orange fire cider making workshop!

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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 6, 2018 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Union Baptist Church Orchard Planting
( 1910 Fitzwater St, Philadelphia, 19146 )

Join us for a planting day at Union Baptist Church, as we plant grape and kiwi vines and fill out the orchard's understory with perennial herbs and pollinator-friendly plantings.

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Thursday, October 11, 2018 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Penn Park Orchard Planting
( 3000 Walnut St, Philadelphia, 19104 )

Lend a hand in expanding the food forest at Penn Park on University of Pennsylvania campus.

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Saturday, October 13, 2018 12:00 am-Sunday, October 21, 2018 12:00 am

Philadelphia Orchard Week
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Join us for our 8th annual Philadelphia Orchard Week, with harvest festivals and other events at community orchards across the city!

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Saturday, October 13, 2018 11:00 am-4:00 pm

Awbury Harvest Festival 2018
( 6336 Ardleigh St, Philadelphia, 19138 )

Kick off Philadelphia Orchard Week with a fun family event featuring food, crafts, music, hayrides, cider-pressing and POP's fruit tree giveaway & plant sale!

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Sunday, October 14, 2018 12:00 pm-3:00 pm

Sankofa Harvest Festival at Bartram's Garden
( 5400 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, 19143 )

Join in the fun at Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram's Garden for their annual Harvest Fest! Stop by POP's table for cider-pressing throughout the day and an orchard tour at 1:30.

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Sunday, October 14, 2018 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Orchard Herb Oxymel Making Workshop
( 100 N Horticultural Drive, Philadelphia, 19131 )

Join POP for an installment of our new Community Gleaning Education Series - featuring community teachers presenting on lesser known fruits and herbs of the orchards. Attic Apothecary's Kelly McCarthy will lead a pollinator herb oxymel making workshop!

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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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Saturday, October 20, 2018 12:00 pm-2:00 pm

East Park Apple Festival
( 2300 N 33rd St, Philadelphia, 19102 )

Celebrate the 10th annual Apple Fest at historic Woodford Mansion with POP and the East Park Revitalization Alliance! There will be lots of food and fun including crafts, games, ciderpressing, and more.

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