Events

Events

Plant, Learn, Harvest, Celebrate! Join us at an upcoming orchard event.

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; tree plantings; workshops and other educational programs about ecological orchard care and related topics; POPHarvest gleaning opportunities; and harvest festivals and other community events! 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.

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Upcoming Events

Monday, May 23
2:00pm - 4:30pm

Penn Park Orchard Work Day

Lend a hand in maintaining this diverse food forest at Penn Park on University of Pennsylvania campus. 
Thursday, May 26
9:00am - 12:00pm

Work Day at Historic Strawberry Mansion

Join us at Historic Strawberry Mansion for some Mulching and thinning strawberries out of pathways!
Tuesday, May 31
6:00pm - 7:30pm

POPHarvestEd: Yebra - Stuffed Grape Leaves

Join Patti Tahan in the POP Learning Orchard at the Woodlands to learn a favorite family recipe for stuffed grape leaves from Aleppo, Syria. The preparation of picking leaves, and rolling is as much as a tradition and celebration of family as the actual meal. Participants will share in a tasting afterwards.
Saturday, June 4
1:00pm - 3:00pm

2022 Strawberry Fest

Join us for a day of fun to celebrate strawberries at Historic Strawberry Mansion in East Fairmount Park with special guests the Philly Goat Project!
Tuesday, June 7
10:00am - 12:30pm

FNC Philly (8th and Poplar) Work Day

Join us in caring for one of POP's oldest orchards with both young and fully mature fruit trees. FNC Philly is both a community garden space and youth education site.
Saturday, June 11
9:30am - 12:00pm

Bartram's Orchard Work Day

Help out with care and maintenance of the most diverse community orchard in the city! Part of the 2nd Saturday volunteer day with Sankofa Commmunity Farm at Bartram's Garden.
Saturday, June 11
9:30am - 12:00pm

POPCORE Eco-Orchard Pest and Disease Management Workshop

Participants will learn about spring orchard care tasks with a focus on holistic and organic approaches to the management of orchard pests & diseases, including hands-on scouting and demonstrations of techniques in the Share Orchard.
Saturday, June 11
2:00pm - 3:30pm

POPHarvestEd:Pickled Green Plums

Learn how to turn unripe plums gleaned from thinning community orchards into a tasty delicacy!
Monday, June 13
2:00pm - 4:30pm

Penn Park Orchard Work Day

Lend a hand in maintaining this diverse food forest at Penn Park on University of Pennsylvania campus. 
Tuesday, June 14
10:00am - 12:30pm

Woodlands Orchard Work Day

Help out in maintaining the POP Learning Orchard and POP's edible plant nursery at The Woodlands!
Tuesday, June 28
10:00am - 12:30pm

Woodlands Orchard Work Day

Help out in maintaining the POP Learning Orchard and POP's edible plant nursery at The Woodlands!
Tuesday, July 12
6:00pm - 7:30pm

Mushroom Inoculation Workshop

Come learn the methods for the home cultivation of mushrooms.
Let's dig in!
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