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.POP's Orchard Day events descriptions:
- Point Breeze Ave & Titan St @ 12pm. Celebrate the first annual Point Breeze Orchard Fall Festival with pumpkin painting, Halloween photo booth, healthy fruit and snacks, and yoga exercise demonstration! Located at a future POP orchard site to be planted in partnership with the Point Breeze Ave Business Association.
- SHARE, 2901 Hunting Park Ave @ 10am. Help expand the orchards at SHARE's award-winning urban demonstration farm with new plantings and construction of a kiwi trellis. RAINDATE: Sunday, 10/23 @ 1pm
- Roxborough High School, 6498 Ridge Ave @ 10am. Help students from Roxborough High School in mulching and planting their new courtyard orchard! Other school improvement activities 9am - 2pm. Snack on fresh local fruit!
- Grumblethorpe, 5267 Germantown Ave @ 2pm. Grumblethorpe will be offering free apple tasting and tours of the orchard and gardens from 2-4pm. Followed by a Halloween party ($3 kids/$5 adults/$12 families) from 5-9pm with food and scary tours of this Germantown historic house.
- Fairhill Burial Ground, 9th and Indiana streets @ 10am. Celebrate Orchard Day in Fairhill, POP's first orchard neighborhood, with gardening & tree planting (10am-12), neighborhood orchard tour and workshops on homegrown sprouts and homemade shampoo (12-1pm), and food, crafts and games (1-3pm).
- Greenfield Elementary, 23rd and Sansom @10am. Lend a hand with volunteers from Greenfield Elementary in completing various horticultural projects. Tour the mini forest garden and check out this remarkable green schoolyard!
- Richard Allen Prep Charter School, 58th St and Lindbergh Blvd @10am. Help out with a day of garden orchard care at the Richard Allen Preparatory Charter School. Weeding, mulching, bulb planting, and fresh local fruit!
- Village of Arts & Humanities, 2544 Germantown Ave @1pm. Don't miss The Village's Spooktacular Fall Festival with family-friendly crafts, great food, hayrides, scarecrow contest and the scariest haunted house in the city. Watch fashion and dance performances by Village teens and indulge in fall flavors with chocolate and wine tasting from John & Kira's.