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Its already been an exciting spring for POP with more plantings and events to come! Please see below for details on our full event schedule, including this weekend's Bountiful Berries workshop at Greensgrow and plant sale at Awbury. We've also added several new plantings to the schedule!You can also read about the proposed Philadelphia Prison Systems Orchard and listen to POP Director Phil Forsyth's TEDx talk on urban orchards. Please consider a donation to help us continue to expand community orchards in neighborhoods across the city!
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 2014 POP Events
BOUNTIFUL BERRIES WORKSHOP @ GREENSGROW FARMSaturday, April 26 @ 12 - 2pmGreensgrow Farm, 2501 E. Cumberland, North Philly
POP Director Phil Forsyth comes to Greensgrow to give you the basics of growing berries and brambles, from plant selection to planting to pruning. We'll discuss common fruits like blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries and introduce some more unusual options like goumis, gooseberries, and bush cherries. $25.
REGISTRATION REQUIRED: www.greensgrow.org/event/bountiful-backyard-berries-workshop
AWBURY ORCHARD PLANTING & PLANT SALESunday, April 27 @ 11am - 3pmAwbury Agricultural Village, 1011 E. Washington Ln, NW PhillyPOP is leading an orchard work day and plant sale as part of Awbury Arboretum's Earth & Arbor Day celebration. We'll be weeding, mulching, and planting and our plant sale will feature figs, blueberries, strawberries, and wide range of common and uncommon fruit trees, berry bushes, vines, and perennial herbs. Awbury's Earth & Arbor Day event will also include games, tours, crafts, and food! 11am - 3pm. See awbury.org for more details.WALNUT HILL ORCHARD PLANTINGMonday, April 28 @ 1pmWalnut Hill Community Farm, 4610 Market St, West PhillyLend a hand in converting Walnut Hill Farm's orchard into a food forest with underplantings of perennials and groundcovers. And check out the recently completed Walnut Hill Community Park!RIVERA REC ORCHARD PLANTINGWednesday, April 30 @ 12:30pmRivera Rec Center, 3201 N. 5th St, North PhillyHelp both kids and elders from Rivera Rec Center to add more berries and perennials to their intergenerational garden! You'll find us next to the playground on the south side of the Rec Center building.HORTICULTURE CENTER ORCHARD PLANTINGSunday, May 4 @ 11am - 2pmHorticulture Center, 100 N. Horticultural Dr, West Fairmount ParkHelp plant berries and spread a mountain of mulch at the new food forest demonstration garden at the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center. The Master Gardeners will also be leading garden education activities and hosting a plant sale. A collaboration between Parks & Rec, Philadelphia Master Gardeners, POP, and Fairmount Park Conservancy.LIGHTHOUSE ORCHARD PLANTINGTuesday, May 6 @ 10amLighthouse Field, Front St & Erie St, North Philly
Help expand the orchard with new fruit trees at the Teens 4 Good Lighthouse Farm.HARTRANFT ORCHARD CARE DAYSaturday, May 17 @ 10amHartranft Elementary, 7th & W. Boston St, North PhillyLend a hand in revitalizing POP's oldest school orchard at Hartranft Elementary! We'll be cleaning up, clearing weeds and laying down groundcover cloth.WOODFORD STRAWBERRY FESTIVALSaturday, June 7 @ 10am to 2pmWoodford Mansion, NW of 33rd & Dauphin St, East Fairmount ParkLend a hand with various orchard and garden volunteer activities from 10am to noon, followed by the 6th annual Woodford Strawberry Harvest Festival! Festival will include lots of fun, food, crafts, and games for the whole family. More details to come. Please RSVP if you plan to attend.DISC GOLF FUNDRAISERSaturday, June 28Sedgley Woods, East Fairmount ParkSave the date and start polishing your frisbee skills for POP's first ever Disc Golf Fundraiser! More details to come including food, drink, and other activities. Hosted by Sedgley Woods.
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. . .
Graphic design assistance. . .
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, Director
Philadelphia Orchard Project