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.

New educational video content is now available via POP’s YouTube channel, so visit and subscribe today. We also invite you to visit POP’s Resource page and blog for ecological orchard care tips, plant info sheets, school lesson plans, and more.

POP PANDEMIC SAFETY GUIDELINES

Due to the ongoing pandemics (Covid-19 and the newly-emergent monkeypox), we encourage anyone who is experiencing any of the following symptoms to stay home and isolate: fever, headache, muscle aches, lack of energy, respiratory symptoms, rash. 

Being vaccinated and boosted is the best way to prevent infection with Covid-19. Search for a vaccine site here, and request free at-home tests here. Due to current levels of community transmission, masking is currently recommended indoors. Although masks are not required outdoors, we encourage participants to bring them to access restrooms, etc. Get more info on Covid-19 from the PA Department of Health here.  Updated info about monkeypox in Philadelphia, including access to vaccines and treatments, is available here.

Upcoming Events

Friday, August 12
9:30am - 12:00pm

Woodlands Harvest Work Day

Help out with harvesting and processing produce for donation to mutual aid services in West Philadelphia at the POP Learning Orchard!
Monday, August 15
10:00am - 12:30pm

Mill Creek Farm Orchard Work Day

Lend a hand in maintaining this diverse established orchard in West Philadelphia!
Saturday, August 20
10:00am - 12:00pm

POPHarvestEd: Shiso sweet and Shiso salty

Come harvest Shiso and learn how to use it in your kitchen!
Monday, August 22
9:30am - 12:00pm

Woodlands Orchard Work Day

Help out in maintaining the POP Learning Orchard and POP's edible plant nursery at The Woodlands!
Thursday, August 25
6:30pm - 8:00pm

Perennial Vegetables Virtual Workshop with Eric Toensmeier

Evolve your growing space with perennial vegetables!
Friday, August 26
9:30am - 12:00pm

Woodlands Harvest Work Day

Help out with harvesting and processing produce for donation to mutual aid services in West Philadelphia at the POP Learning Orchard!
Tuesday, September 6
10:00am - 12:00pm

FNC 8th and Poplar workday

Join us in caring for one of POP's oldest orchards with both young and fully mature fruit trees.
Saturday, September 10
11:00am - 12:30pm

POPHarvestEd: Paw Paw Fermented Hot Sauce ( Salsa picante fermentada)

Venga a aprender mas sobre paw paws, salsa fermentada y el trabajo del Norris Square Neighborhood Project. // Come learn about paw paws, fermented hot sauce, and the work of Norris Square Neighborhood Project. 
Saturday, September 17
12:00pm - 3:00pm

POP's 15th Anniversary Orchard Celebration

Community celebration in honor of POP's 15th anniversary.
Let's dig in!
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