Philadelphia Orchard Project
POP works with community-based groups and volunteers to plan and plant orchards filled with useful and edible plants. POP provides orchard design assistance, plant materials, and training in orchard care. Community organizations own, maintain, and harvest the orchards, expanding community-based food production, environmental benefits, and opportunities for nature education. Orchards are planted in formerly vacant lots, community gardens, schoolyards, and other spaces, almost exclusively in low-wealth neighborhoods where people lack access to fresh fruit.
Recent Grantee News
We were happy to receive this detailed update from Phil Forsyth, Executive Director of Rex grantee Philadelphia Orchard Project, filling us in on their work over the past year, supported in part by our grant. Thanks to POP for the great work in your community! We are pleased to submit this report on the programs and activities […]