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!
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
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