You must register through POP to attend: http://www.phillyorchards.org/volunteer/schedule There's limited space available.
BARTRAM'S ORCHARD PLANTING
Saturday, April 13 @ 10am
Bartram's Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd, West Philadelphia
Help expand what is already the largest orchard in Philadelphia! We'll be planting another 10 fruit trees and a new pollinator garden. A partnership between POP, Bartram's Garden, UNI, PHS, and Parks & Rec with support from ACTrees.
RAINDATE: Sunday, 4/14 @ 1pm.
Teens 4 Good CSA Shares Available!
POP partner Teens4Good's youth- led urban farms are offering CSA shares this season. Their aim is to provide fresh, affordable produce in a manageable size CSA shares and create a supportive community around their farm sites:
- Carousel House CSA. $345 for six months of a weekly share beginning May 15. Pick up on Wednesdays from 3-6pm at Carousel House (near 40th and Belmont) and Wednesdays from 7-9pm in Germantown (near Germantown Avenue and Coulter Street). CSA includes a weekly box of seasonal produce valued at $15/week with a farm newsletter to keep you up to date on farm happenings. Contact Corrie Spellman for further information: [masked], [masked].
- 8th and Poplar CSA. Shares are a $15 box of produce for $500 (April- November) or $400 (May- October) Work- for- Shares are $300, April- November in exchange for 2 hours of farm work each month. Pick ups on Wednesday afternoons and evenings at both 8th and Poplar AND 50th and Baltimore. Includes hearty vegetables, nutritious greens, plenty of herbs, fresh flowers, delectable fruits and berries from a POP orchard, and jams and pickles! For more info and to sign up: [masked].
Walnut Hill Farm CSA Shares Available!
POP partner the Walnut Hill Farm offers the West Philly Foods CSA program, which features a weekly box packed with fresh fruits and vegetables from May through October. All WPF produce is sourced from Philadelphia area urban and rural farms, thus actively supporting a growing network of young farmers in our region. WPF offers a unique array of value-added options in addition to your fruit and vegetable share. Many of these food entrepreneurs produce their products in the newly opened Dorrance H. Hamilton Center for Culinary Enterprises, a project of The Enterprise Center CDC. Sign up to support our west Philadelphia complete local food system! For more info: [masked], [masked].
Urban Tree Connection CSA Shares Available!
POP supported partner Urban Tree Connection offers a 22 week CSA, with full and half-share options containing a wide variety of chemical-free urban and rural produce. In addition to produce from UTC's Neighborhood Foods urban farm in West Philly, CSA share options include jam from Green Aisle, Green-Street and La Colombe Coffee, honey made by Philadelphia's own bees, and bread from Four Worlds bakery. To sign up, visit neighborhoodfoods.org or email [masked].
POP Orchard Wish List
Orchard plant materials: fruit trees, berry bushes, perennial herbs and flowers, etc . . . (if it's a useful plant and you can deliver it to us, we want it)
Donations and/or hosts for house-party fundraisers. . .
Banner/sign printing to identify our orchard sites. . .
Quality tools: wheelbarrows, shovels, garden rakes, trowels, pruning tools. . .
Irrigation supplies: hoses, soaker hoses, gator bags. . .
Compost and wood chip delivery. . .
Grape arbor/trellis construction. . .
Rainwater harvesting system installation. . .
Picnic tables for gathering spaces at orchard sites. . .
Contact [masked] for more info.
We invite you to participate in this season's POP events, working alongside volunteers from our community partners to plant and maintain orchards all over the city. Volunteers of all ages and skill levels are welcome. These events often involve digging, planting, and spreading compost and mulch, so expect to get dirty. We can't guarantee tools for all; if you bring your own, it is advisable to write your name on them. Snacks and beverages to share are also welcome.
Orchard events can generally be expected to last between 2 and 4 hours (smaller events are designated with an *asterisk). We recommend that you check your email the morning of an event to confirm whether it will be postponed to the raindate.
NOTE: If you intend to volunteer at an event, please RSVP via our website (www.phillyorchards.org). By clicking on an event description, you can see how many people have signed up and where your help is most needed!
Please contact [masked] for more information on a particular event.