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.

A guide to planning your own garden curriculum.

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

(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

Historical food preservation

by Colonial Williamsburg
Type: Lesson plan
Intended Audience: Children

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

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

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

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) - 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) - Persimmon Tree Info Sheet 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

Historical food preservation

by Colonial Williamsburg
Type: Lesson plan
Intended Audience: Children

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

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

Food preservation & microbiology basics

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

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)

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

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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