Upcoming POP Events


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, July 19, 2018 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Fair Hill & Evelyn Sanders Orchard Work Day
( W Indiana Ave & N Percy St, Philadelphia, 19133 )

Join us in reclaiming the Evelyn Sanders Orchard with sheet mulch!

More Info

Thursday, July 19, 2018 1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Casa Del Carmen Orchard Workday
( 4400 N Reese St, Philadelphia, 19140 )

We will be exploring different orchard, pollinator and food forest plants and weed ID with Casa Del Carmen while weeding the space. Come join!!

More Info

Saturday, July 21, 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!

More Info

Thursday, August 2, 2018 4:00 pm-7:00 pm

Grumblethorpe Orchard Workday
( 5269 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, 19144 )

Come help Grumblethorpe tame their raspberries and sheet mulch their orchard floor! Volunteers are welcome to take home raspberry plants.

22 more volunteers needed! More Info

Sunday, August 5, 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!

More Info

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.

More Info

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.

More Info

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!

More Info

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.

More Info

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. 

More Info

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