Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Philadelphia Orchard Project Bike Tour of Urban Farms

Philadelphia Orchard Project
Spend the weekend with POP! A great opportunity to see some POP orchards on Saturday's Urban Ag Bike Tour, followed by the POP Music Festival on Sunday. See below for details and please join us for other upcoming volunteer opportunities.

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. Please sign up for our volunteer email list for up-to-date info on events. We recommend that you check your email the morning of an event to confirm whether it will be postponed to the raindate.

NOTE: We have added a volunteer RSVP feature to our website (, so you can see where your help is most needed and we can know how many volunteers to expect. We strongly encourage you to use this RSVP function if you intend to volunteer.

Please contact for more information on a particular event.

July POP Event Schedule

Urban Ag Bike Tour
Saturday, July 18 @ 8:30am
Weavers Way Farm at Awbury Arboretum

The 4th Annual Urban Ag Bike Ride will visit a couple POP sites: the Woodford Orchard and the Teens 4 Good Farm. Starting at Weavers Way Farm, home of POP's nursery yard, the tour will also feature Mill Creek Farm, Greensgrow Farm, and the Spring Garden Community Gardens. See ( for details and directions. To sign up, please email

Cleanup: Cambria Orchard
Saturday, July 25 @ 10am
Cambria & D in Kensington, North Philly
Lend a helping hand with volunteers from Circle Venture and the neighborhood in an orchard cleanup day. Easily accessible by subway!
RAINDATE: Sunday, July 26 @12pm

Music Festival July 19th
Join us on July 19th for a summer music festival in Liberty Lands park! Hear more about the orchards POP is planting this year, listen to music by great artists, and enjoy beer crafted by the Philadelphia Brewing Company. Feel free to bring a picnic/lunch or dinner - or there are many nearby restaurants that offer takeout.

Philadelphia Orchard Project Music Festival
Sunday July 19th
3pm- 8pm
Liberty Lands Park
3rd & Wildey

Featuring music by:
LO Power Plane
Midlife Krisis
The Mean
Elliott Garland Ensemble

Suggested donation to attend the festival is $10. An additional $10 donation will buy a cup that can be used for Philadelphia Brewing Company beer. (If you bring your own cup, we still ask that you make a $10 donation to POP.)

All proceeds go to benefit orchards in the City of Philadelphia.

Volunteers are needed! Email for more information!


Thank you to our Sponsors!


Philadelphia Brewing Company
Northern Liberties Neighborhood Association
BioNeighbors Sustainable Homes, LLC

If you would like to sponsor the event or set up a table at the event, please contact for sponsorship info and pricing for tables.

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