POP Orchard Celebration 9/23 and 9/25!

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Phil Forsyth

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Sep 9, 2021, 11:38:50 AMSep 9
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Dear Philly Orchardists,
Please join us for POP's upcoming Orchard Celebration! 



We'll be celebrating the season's harvest, recognizing partners and volunteers with awards, and providing updates on orchards and programs.  Plus fun activities including live music, cider-pressing, and golden berry ice cream bars at the Open House.  See email below for more details and registration! 

If any POP partners have fruit they'd like to donate to share at the event, let me know.  

Hope to see you there! 

Phil Forsyth, Co-Executive Director
Philadelphia Orchard Project
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September News & Events 

 
Fall 2020 POP Learning Orchard pollinator garden planting
 

As we head into the fall, and welcome more pleasant weather as well as bountiful harvests, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved with POP and partners. Please note that for safety reasons, volunteer group sizes remain small and events may fill up. If you sign up to volunteer but are unable to attend, please cancel your registration to make the space available for someone else!

East Fairmount Park Fall Apple Fest Saturday September 18, 10-1

One of our favorite fall traditions is coming back this month: East Park Apple Fest. Join POP and partners at Woodford Mansion on Saturday September 18, from 10am-1pm, for safe outdoor activities including fresh apple cider pressing, heirloom apple tasting, mini pumpkin painting, and more! Please register in advance.

For upcoming events and updated safety information,

please see full event listings on POP's website.

POP's Fall 2021 Orchard Celebration

 

 

Online Program: Thursday September 23, 7-8pm

This year's online program will include: a welcome and overview of the organization; a tour of the POP Learning Orchard at the Woodlands; and updates from community orchard partners across the city.The program also includes a recorded presentation of this year's recipients of the Golden Persimmon (recognizing this year's Lead Orchard Volunteers) and Purple Fig awards (recognizing Meei Ling Ng from the Union Baptist Church Garden of Eden). Read about last year's Orchard Celebration, & see videos shared at last year's event, in a recap posted on the blog! Register or make a donation below.

Open House: Saturday September 25, 12-3pm

Join us for an open house at the POP Learning Orchard at The Woodlands with POP's staff, board, and volunteers. Press fresh apple cider, sample seasonal fruit from POP orchards, and enjoy music in the pine grove by Martronimous and Keir Nueringer. 

Sliding-scale tickets are available now, including limited-availability signed prints by honoree Meei Ling Ng (see the artwork at left). Rain date Sunday 9/26. 

Thank you to Orchard Celebration supporters

Proceeds from the Orchard Celebration fund POP's year-round work. We appreciate the support of Lead Sponsors MOM's Organic, and additional sponsorship from Mill Creek Capital Advisors, Penn Medicine, and Homelight. POP appreciates in-kind support from Weckerly's, Riverwards Produce, Young American Cider, and Weavers Way.

 

Interested in sponsoring this event, or supporting POP's work in general? Please email Co-Executive Director Kim Jordan (k...@phillyorchards.org) for more info. 

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Dark purple chokeberries on a productive shrub

Check out a recent post on Instagram from a POPHarvest gleaning event in East Parkside. POPHarvest highlights abundant and lesser known foods in our landscape. Chokeberry (or aronia) was traditionally used as a cold and injury remedy, for dye and paint, and dried & incorporated into pemmican by indigenous people, among other uses. Check out the POP Info Sheet to learn more!

At the end of June, just when the currants and gooseberries were setting heavy on the bushes, the POP team made a trip out to Elmer, NJ to visit POP Board member Nate Kleinman at the Experimental Farm Network, which he co-founded. Here is the official report back.

 

You can learn more about currants and gooseberries growing at the POP Learning Orchard in this video with co-director Phil!

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Philadelphia Orchard Project
4000 Woodland Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19104
215-724-1247 x102
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Phil Forsyth

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Sep 23, 2021, 10:48:23 AMSep 23
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Dear Philly Orchardists,
Just a final reminder for tonight and Saturday's POP Orchard Celebration! 
We'll be celebrating the season's harvest, recognizing partners and volunteers with awards, and providing updates on orchards and programs.  Plus fun activities including live music, cider-pressing, fruit and nuts from POP partners, and golden berry ice cream bars at the Open House.  See email below for more details and registration. 
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