Philadelphia Orchard Project

Philadelphia Orchard Project

How We've Grown
Orchards Supported
68
Orchards Planted
54
Trees Planted
1610
Shrubs & Vines
4016
Number of Perennials
27002
Number of Volunteers
926

About Philadelphia Orchard Project

POP works with community-based groups and volunteers to plan and plant orchards filled with useful and edible plants in formerly vacant lots, community gardens, schoolyards, and other spaces, primarily in low-wealth neighborhoods where people have limited access to fresh fruit. We provide orchard design assistance, plant materials, and training in orchard care. Community organizations own, maintain, and harvest the orchards, expanding community-based food production, environmental benefits, and opportunities for nature education.

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