Resources

Resources

Here is our collection of resources for orchard-growing communities.

Whether you are looking for recipes, tips on orchard care, class curriculum or a host of other orchard-related info, you’ve come to the right place.

Search below for POP resources. If you are looking for blog posts, please search on our Blog.

Cornelian Cherry Info Sheet

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

White Oak (Acorn) Info Sheet

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Black Walnut Info Sheet

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Crabapple Info Sheet

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

25 Native Plants that Attract 7 or more Native Bee Genera

by Pollinators Welcome
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Apple Tree Info Sheet

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Aronia (Chokeberry) Shrub Info Sheet

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Blackberry Info Sheet

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Elderberry Info Sheet

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Ginkgo Tree Info Sheet

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Hawthorn Tree Info Sheet

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Japanese Knotweed Info Sheet

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Juneberry/Serviceberry Info Sheet

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Oyster Mushroom Info Sheet

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Paw Paw Tree Info Sheet

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Peach Tree Info Sheet

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Persimmon Tree Info Sheet

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

POP Fig Varieties

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Stropharia Mushroom Info Sheet

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Thyme Info Sheet

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Trifoliate Orange Info Sheet

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Wineberry Info Sheet

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

(MS/HS Handout) - Persimmon Tree Info Sheet Handout

by POP
Type: Lesson Plan Handout
Intended Audience: MS / HS Teachers

Rainbow Produce Recipe & Nutrition Cards -- Common Fruits

by POP
Type: Recipe & Nutrition Cards
Intended Audience: Community

Rainbow Produce Recipe & Nutrition Cards -- Native Fruits

by POP
Type: Recipe & Nutrition Cards
Intended Audience: Community

Spanish language Rainbow Produce Recipe & Nutrition Cards -- Common Fruits

by POP
Type: Recipe & Nutrition Cards
Intended Audience: Community

Spanish language Rainbow Produce Recipe & Nutrition Cards -- Native Fruits

by POP
Type: Recipe & Nutrition Cards
Intended Audience: Community

Strawberry Fest Recipe & Growing Guide Booklet

by POP
Type: Booklet
Intended Audience: Community

(MS/HS Handout) - Getting Funky with Fermentation Sauerkraut How-To Handout

by POP
Type: Lesson Plan Handout
Intended Audience: MS / HS Teachers

(MS/HS Handout) - Hoshigaki: Japanese Dried Persimmons How-To Handout

by POP
Type: Lesson Plan Handout
Intended Audience: MS / HS Teachers

(MS/HS Handout) - Tea Time: Exploring Orchard Herbs Through the Senses Handout

by POP
Type: Lesson Plan Handout
Intended Audience: MS/HS Teachers

(MS/HS Lesson Plan) - Getting Funky with Fermentation -- a lesson on lactic acid fermentation, using herbs of the orchards

by POP
Type: Lesson Plan
Intended Audience: MS / HS Teachers

(MS/HS Lesson Plan) - Puckery, Perfect, or Preserved: Exploring Persimmons Fresh & Dried

by POP
Type: Lesson Plan
Intended Audience: MS / HS Teachers

(MS/HS Lesson Plan) - Tea Time: Exploring Orchard Herbs Through the Senses

by POP
Type: Lesson Plan
Intended Audience: MS/HS Teachers

(MS/HS Lesson Plan Handout Photo Guide) - Tea Time: Exploring Orchard Herbs Through the Senses

by POP
Type: Lesson Plan Handout Photo Guide
Intended Audience: MS/HS Teachers

(MS/HS Slideshow) - Getting Funky with Fermentation -- accompanying slideshow. Download and laminate for a photo-booklet to use in the field, exploring global fermentation methods.

by POP
Type: Slideshow
Intended Audience: MS / HS Teachers

(MS/HS Teacher's Guide) - Tea Time - Exploring Orchard Herbs Through the Senses

by POP
Type: Lesson Plan
Intended Audience: MS/HS Teachers

(SN/ES Apple Sensory Lesson Book) A sensory-based story book about apples for special needs or K-5.

by POP
Type: Lesson Materials - Book
Intended Audience: ES or Special Needs Teachers

(SN/ES Honeybee Sensory Lesson Book) A sensory-based story book about honeybees for special needs or K-5.

by POP
Type: Lesson Materials - Book
Intended Audience: ES or Special Needs Teachers

(SN/ES Sensory Lesson Book Rubric) Honeybee Sensory Lesson Rubric

by POP
Type: Lesson Materials - Rubric
Intended Audience: ES or Special Needs Teachers

POP Gleaning Program Teacher Guide

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Quick Activity / RECIPE: Orchard-Inspired Fruit & Nut Energy Bites

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Teachers K-12, Families, Community

A guide to planning your own garden curriculum.

by Organic Gardening
Type: Curriculum, handout
Intended Audience: Community, Teachers K-8, Families

Historical food preservation

by Colonial Williamsburg
Type: Lesson plan
Intended Audience: Children

Food and environment curriculum

by Shelburne Farms
Type: Lesson plans
Intended Audience: Children

Soil, farming, gardening and agriculture

by Rodale Institute
Type: Lesson plans
Intended Audience: Community

Sustainable Agriculture Curriculum

by The Food Project
Type: Manuals, activities, curricula
Intended Audience: High school age

Horticultural- how to plant trees, pruning

by The Fruit Tree Foundation
Type: Videos
Intended Audience: Community

Air quality, energy use, organic recycling, stormwater mgmt, and wildlife habitats

by Urban Tree
Type: Lesson plans
Intended Audience: Children

Food preservation & microbiology basics

by Utah Education Network
Type: Lesson plan
Intended Audience: Children

(MS/HS Handout) - Getting Funky with Fermentation Sauerkraut How-To Handout

by POP
Type: Lesson Plan Handout
Intended Audience: MS / HS Teachers

(MS/HS Handout) - Hoshigaki: Japanese Dried Persimmons How-To Handout

by POP
Type: Lesson Plan Handout
Intended Audience: MS / HS Teachers

(MS/HS Lesson Plan) - Getting Funky with Fermentation -- a lesson on lactic acid fermentation, using herbs of the orchards

by POP
Type: Lesson Plan
Intended Audience: MS / HS Teachers

Quick Activity / RECIPE: Orchard-Inspired Fruit & Nut Energy Bites

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Teachers K-12, Families, Community

Historical food preservation

by Colonial Williamsburg
Type: Lesson plan
Intended Audience: Children

Food preservation & microbiology basics

by Utah Education Network
Type: Lesson plan
Intended Audience: Children

Orchard Salve D.I.Y.

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

D.I.Y. Blackberry Oxymel

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

D.I.Y. Elderberry Syrup

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Hoshigaki: Japanese Dried Persimmons

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Japanese Knotweed Info Sheet

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

(MS/HS Handout) - Persimmon Tree Info Sheet Handout

by POP
Type: Lesson Plan Handout
Intended Audience: MS / HS Teachers

Orchard Benefit 2018 Local Food & Orchard-Inspired Recipe Zine

by POP, Fikira Bakery & food everyone deserves (f.e.d.)
Type: Zine
Intended Audience: Community

Nutritious food colors

by Ask Dr. Sears
Type: Activities
Intended Audience: Children, families

A how-to guide for inoculating oyster mushrooms in coffee grounds

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Processing fruits & vegetables

by Penn State Ag Extension
Type: Website link, or can contact them to receive 1 free printed copy
Intended Audience: Community (advanced)

Rainbow Produce Recipe & Nutrition Cards -- Common Fruits

by POP
Type: Recipe & Nutrition Cards
Intended Audience: Community

Rainbow Produce Recipe & Nutrition Cards -- Native Fruits

by POP
Type: Recipe & Nutrition Cards
Intended Audience: Community

RECIPE: Orchard-Inspired Fruit & Nut Energy Bites

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

RECIPE: Orchard-Inspired Fruit & Nut Energy Bites

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Spanish language Rainbow Produce Recipe & Nutrition Cards -- Common Fruits

by POP
Type: Recipe & Nutrition Cards
Intended Audience: Community

Spanish language Rainbow Produce Recipe & Nutrition Cards -- Native Fruits

by POP
Type: Recipe & Nutrition Cards
Intended Audience: Community

Strawberry Fest Recipe & Growing Guide Booklet

by POP
Type: Booklet
Intended Audience: Community

Urban eco-orchards: food forest summary

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Steps in food preservation

by USDA/ National Center for Home Preservation
Type: Videos, graphics, & slideshows
Intended Audience: Community (advanced)

USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning, 2009 edition

by USDA/ National Center for Home Preservation
Type: Booklet (download free, or can order print copy for $18)
Intended Audience: Community (gardeners)

Lancaster PA group sharing orchard care info

by Back Yard Fruit Growers
Type: Newsletter, links, workshops, meetings
Intended Audience: Community

Community orchard partner application

by POP
Type: Application Info
Intended Audience: Community

Guide to Conserving Wild Bees in Pennsylvania

by Penn State Master Gardeners
Type: Brochure
Intended Audience: Community

Michael Phillips site on holistic orchard care

by Holistic Orchard Network
Type: Books, newsletter, forum, links
Intended Audience: Community

Article on winter orchard preparations

by Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Type: Article
Intended Audience: Community

A brochure outlining the plants of the Penn State Master Gardeners' Pollinator Gardener at the Fairmount Park Horticultural Center. A potential guide for planters and landscapers intending to create pollinator habitat.

by Penn State Master Gardeners
Type: Brochure
Intended Audience: Community

Orchard care by season summary

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Orchard care summary

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Orchard planting and care; certification available

by Orchard People
Type: Multi-media
Intended Audience: Community

Tree planting and care

by University City Green
Type: Handouts
Intended Audience: Community

Info on winter injury to trees and shrubs

by The Morton Arboretum
Type: Article
Intended Audience: Community

25 Native Plants that Attract 7 or more Native Bee Genera

by Pollinators Welcome
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Fruit growing plant list

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Fruit harvest calendar

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

POP Apple Scouting Guide: Pest & Disease I.D.

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

POP Cherry Scouting Guide: Pest & Disease I.D.

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

POP Peach Scouting Guide: Pest & Disease I.D.

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

POP Pear & Asian Pear Scouting Guide: Pest & Disease I.D.

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

POP Plum Scouting Guide: Pest & Disease I.D.

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Pruning guide for fruit trees, berries, and vines

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Philadelphia Orchard Group (PHOG)

by POP
Type: Email Listserv
Intended Audience: Community

POP food forest plant list

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Rainbow Produce Recipe & Nutrition Cards -- Common Fruits

by POP
Type: Recipe & Nutrition Cards
Intended Audience: Community

Rainbow Produce Recipe & Nutrition Cards -- Native Fruits

by POP
Type: Recipe & Nutrition Cards
Intended Audience: Community

Spanish language Rainbow Produce Recipe & Nutrition Cards -- Common Fruits

by POP
Type: Recipe & Nutrition Cards
Intended Audience: Community

Spanish language Rainbow Produce Recipe & Nutrition Cards -- Native Fruits

by POP
Type: Recipe & Nutrition Cards
Intended Audience: Community

POP Apple Scouting Guide: Pest & Disease I.D.

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

POP Cherry Scouting Guide: Pest & Disease I.D.

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

POP Peach Scouting Guide: Pest & Disease I.D.

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

POP Pear & Asian Pear Scouting Guide: Pest & Disease I.D.

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

POP Plum Scouting Guide: Pest & Disease I.D.

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community
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