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; 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.
Thursday, November 14
4:00pm - 7:00pm
POPCORE 3: Orchard Harvest Workshop @ One Art
This workshop will focus on orchard plants and fungi and how to harvest and make use of them. Class (5pm-7pm) will feature hands-on demonstrations and preceded by optional orchard tour (4pm to 5pm).
Saturday, November 16
10:00am - 1:00pm
Awbury Food Forest Workday
Join us at Awbury Food Forest for their monthly workday!
Sunday, November 17
3:00pm - 6:00pm
POPHarvestED: Ginkgo Nut Roast and Leaf Medicine Celebration
Join us for a POPHarvestED workshop on roasting fresh gingko nuts to transform them into food and creating tinctures of their leaves for medicinal use!
Wednesday, November 20
3:00pm - 5:00pm
POPHarvestED: Elderberry Syrup Making in partnership with Penn Park Orchard
Join POP and UPenn for a very special *FREE* hands-on offering of POPHarvestED: Elderberry Syrup Making, sponsored by Penn Park Orchard! POP Education Director Alyssa Schimmel and Penn Park Orchard Intern Olivia Bridges will discuss the growth of, myths surrounding, and culinary and medicinal uses of elderberry and lead attendees in making immune-boosting syrup for their home apothecary!
Saturday, December 7
6:00pm - 9:00pm
2019 Winter Wassailing at Awbury
Join POP and Awbury Arboretum for an evening of winter wassailing with local cider-makers and musicians from West Philly Orchestra!