POP Winter Newsletter 2015

“A neighborhood teenager who had never tasted an Asian pear-and insisted that he didn’t like pears-was blown away when he bit into a pear from our tree. This sense of discovery and joy is what the orchard is all about to us.” -Andy Jickling, Grumblethorpe Orchard We thank you for supporting our vision of a … Continue reading POP Winter Newsletter 2015

Orchard Report: Earth’s Keepers Farm – Winter 2015

Earth’s Keepers Urban Farm is under ice and snow right now, but when the weather warms up the corner of 51st and Kingsessing will be full of fruit, vegetables, and most importantly, community members.  The ¼ acre farm was started by community activist and educator Alia Walker and her partner Safiyah Abdul Latif after a … Continue reading Orchard Report: Earth’s Keepers Farm – Winter 2015

Fall Canning Recipes

Jams, jellies, preserves, conserves, fruit butters, sauces and more!  Canning is another great way to preserve fruit to enjoy throughout the year. . .   Intro to Canning Safety   Ensuring that the food you’re eating is free from things that will make you sick is extremely important. If you’re new to canning but have … Continue reading Fall Canning Recipes

Orchard Report: Teens 4 Good – Winter 2014

Teens 4 Good (T4G), a program developed and managed the Federation of Neighborhood Centers, has been addressing hunger and poor nutrition since 2005 by training inner city youth to reclaim their communities by transforming vacant forgotten spaces into sustainable urban farms, using sustainable agricultural growing methods to grow healthy food for our communities and  people in need. … Continue reading Orchard Report: Teens 4 Good – Winter 2014

POP Summer 2014 Newsletter

“People are always very surprised to see where fruit comes from and to see it growing on trees.  People were super excited about the apricots!” -Anna Paulk, SHARE Food Program Orchard   Thank you for helping us to expand community orchards in Philadelphia! Here are some highlights from our spring season and some of the … Continue reading POP Summer 2014 Newsletter

Orchard Report: Tertulias – Summer 2014

Tertulias Herb Garden is taking its place in the barrio one day at a time. It is amazing to see the space change every minute. It could be the developing of a new planting area with all the struggles and triumphs that come with it. It could be a new visitor and his or her … Continue reading Orchard Report: Tertulias – Summer 2014

POP Winter Newsletter 2014 & Workshops

“For most of those involved, this was the first time they had ever seen or tasted food grown right in front of their eyes and by their own hands.” -Vicki Mehl, Richard Allen Preparatory Charter School Orchard   Thanks for being friends and supporters of POP!  We hope you will take a moment to read … Continue reading POP Winter Newsletter 2014 & Workshops

2013 POP Summer Newsletter!

As always, we thank you for being a friend and supporter of POP.  We had another successful season of pruning, planting, and building towards our vision of fresh, community-grown fruit in every neighborhood in the city.  Please take a minute to read the story of our spring and consider a donation to help us build a beautiful, bountiful … Continue reading 2013 POP Summer Newsletter!

Orchard Report: Edible Belmont – Summer 2013

The Edible Belmont project continues to progress with now 9 sites in the neighborhood featuring some type of edible landscape.  Our flagship orchard at the ALAW Home for Autistic Adults is entering it’s third year and has reached peak performance.  The entire neighborhood came out to enjoy the strawberry season that just ended, and now the raspberries, … Continue reading Orchard Report: Edible Belmont – Summer 2013

December 2012 POP Newsletter

Thank you for being a friend and supporter of the Philadelphia Orchard Project (POP)!   We had another exciting fall season of expanding community orchards in the city and would like to share some of the highlights with you.  Please listen to our recent interview on WHYY and consider a donation to help us continue to build a green, abundant … Continue reading December 2012 POP Newsletter