Upcoming POP Events

POP EVENT SCHEDULE:

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!  See below for our upcoming event schedule and click on a specific opportunity for more information and to register.

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.

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

POPCORE 4: Urban Permaculture & Food Forests Workshop @ Bartram's Garden
( 5400 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, 19143 )

Join us for the fourth session of our 2019 POPCORE urban orchardist training course. This workshop will focus on permaculture design for urban settings, simple practices for sustainable city living, and developing a permaculture network in Philadelphia. Class preceded by optional tour of Bartram's Orchard and Sankofa Farm (4pm to 5pm) and community potluck (5pm-6pm).

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Saturday, March 30, 2019 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Second Annual Fig Fest at South Philly High School
( South Philadelphia High School, Philadelphia, 19148 )

Join POP, South Philly High School, & Lower Moyamensing Civic Association (LoMo) for a festive gathering celebrating the beloved FIG! We'll cover the origins, history, and care for this delicious fruiting shrub, then cover fig propagation hands-on with cultivator Jeannette DiMeo! Attendees will leave with their very own cutting to grow at home, as well as handouts on their seasonal care, and use! 

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Saturday, April 6, 2019 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Cobbs Creek CEEC Orchard Planting
( 700 Cobbs Creek Pkwy, Philadelphia, 19143 )

Lend a hand in transforming this new orchard space into a food forest!

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Saturday, April 13, 2019 9:30 am-12:00 pm

Bartram's Orchard Work Day
( 5400 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, 19143 )

Help out with care and maintenance of the most diverse community orchard in the city!

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019 11:00 am-1:30 pm

Penn Park Orchard Work Day
( 3000 Walnut St, Philadelphia, 19104 )

Lend a hand in caring for the food forest at Penn Park on University of Pennsylvania campus.

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Saturday, April 20, 2019 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Awbury Food Forest Monthly Workday
( 6336 Ardleigh St, Philadelphia, 19138 )

Join us at the Awbury Food Forest for monthly garden maintenance on third Saturdays!

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Saturday, April 27, 2019 9:30 am-12:30 pm

Union Baptist Orchard Work Day
( 1910 Fitzwater St, Philadelphia, 19146 )

Help plant strawberries and mulch the newly planted food forest at the UBC Garden of Eden.

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Saturday, May 11, 2019 9:00 am-12:00 pm

Spring Orchard Workday at Lea Elementary School
( 47th St & Spruce St, Philadelphia, 19143 )

Join us on the grounds of Lea Elementary School for a community-powered spring workday! We'll be cleaning up the food forest orchard beds and rain gardens surrounding the school's playgrounds!

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Saturday, May 18, 2019 10:00 am-1:00 pm

Awbury Food Forest Monthly Workday
( 6336 Ardleigh St, Philadelphia, 19138 )

Join us at the Awbury Food Forest for monthly garden maintenance on third Saturdays!

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Please contact phil@phillyorchards.org for more information on a particular planting.