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Please join us for a POP Happy Hour Fundraiser next Tuesday, May 7! Also announcing our 4th annual Strawberry Festival at the Woodford Orchard on Saturday, June 1st. Please see below for details on these events and the rest of our spring schedule and sign up to help us to build a greener, more bountiful city for all. . .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 [address removed] for more information on a particular event.
Spring 2013 Event Schedule
POP HAPPY HOUR
Tuesday, May 7 @ 5:30 - 8:00pm
Elephant and Castle Pub and Restaurant, 1800 Market Street, Center City
Socially Conscious Philadelphia is hosting a happy hour fundraiser for POP! Please join us for a great time while raising funds to support our work. $10 will get you one free drink and appetizers while they last, and SCP will donate 100% of the proceeds to us!
POLLINATOR GARDEN WORKSHOP
Saturday, June 1 @ 10am
Strawberry Mansion, 2450 Strawberry Mansion Drive, East Fairmount Park
Join us for this great educational opportunity sponsored by the Natural Resource Conservation Service. Starting at 10am, we'll put the "work" in workshop by sheetmulching a new pollinator garden space at Strawberry Mansion. At 11am we'll head over to neighboring Woodford Mansion to learn about designing and building beautiful gardens that attract pollinators and other beneficial insects to your landscape. Then stick around for our 4th annual Strawberry Festival! RAINDATE: 6/15.
Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
WOODFORD STRAWBERRY FESTIVALSaturday, June 1 @ 12- 2pmNW of 33rd & Dauphin St, East Fairmount Park, North PhillyJoin us for this fun community celebration of the spring harvest at the Woodford Orchard! Festival activities start at noon with all kinds of family fun including arts & crafts, games, a strawberry dessert contest, and tours of the orchard, beehives, and historic Woodford Mansion! RAINDATE: 6/15.Please RSVP if you plan to attend.
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 [address removed] for more info.
Please use the forward email function below to send this announcement to others who may like to volunteer.
Sincerely,Phil Forsyth, Orchard Director
Philadelphia Orchard Project
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