Summer 2012 POP Newsletter

Thank you for being a friend and supporter of the Philadelphia Orchard Project (POP)!   Spring 2012 was our biggest, most exciting season yet and we would like to share some of the highlights with you.  And as we start planning for another busy fall season of expanding and supporting Philadelphia’s community orchards, we ask you … Continue reading Summer 2012 POP Newsletter

Orchard Report: Fairhill – Summer 2012

The Fairhill neighborhood around 9th & Indiana Streets in North Philly has plenty of new life in the form of edible greenery & community, thanks largely to its partnership with POP! Throughout the season, neighbors of various ages have been planting, harvesting, & spending much more time in the Historic Fair Hill Burial Ground Orchard … Continue reading Orchard Report: Fairhill – Summer 2012

Fresh Figs for Cold Climates

One of the wonder’s of Philadelphia’s fine fruit-growing climate is that we can grow certain warmer climate crops like the fig. South Philly is full of decades old fig trees brought over by immigrants from Italy and other Mediterranean countries. These trees were probably coddled in their youth, wrapped every winter as fig-growers still do in Brooklyn … Continue reading Fresh Figs for Cold Climates