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March 8, 2018 | , , , , ,

POP CORE, Session 1 – Pruning and Eco-Orchard Seasons (2018)

Join the Philadelphia Orchard Project (P.O.P.) for the first session of their POPCORE urban orchardist training course. This workshop will provide a look at ecological orchard care through the seasons and focus on winter pruning of fruit trees, berry bushes, and fruiting vines. Classroom session starts at 6pm, preceded by optional hands-on pruning training starting at 3pm. POP CORE trainings combine many elements of orchard stewardship, ecosystem design and food uses that Philadelphia Orchard Project (P.O.P.) has learned over the…

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March 15, 2018 | , , , ,

POP CORE 2: Eco-Orchard Pest & Disease Management (2018)

Join the Philadelphia Orchard Project (P.O.P.) for the second session of their POPCORE urban orchardist training course. This workshop will cover POP’s holistic, organic approach to managing fruit tree pest and disease challenges. Classroom session starts at 6pm, preceded by optional hands-on training in holistic sprays starting at 3:30pm. POP CORE trainings combine many elements of orchard stewardship, ecosystem design and food uses that Philadelphia Orchard Project (P.O.P.) has learned over the past ten years.  This four-part series is intended…

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March 22, 2018 | , , , ,

POP CORE 3- Plants, Fungi, and What to Do With Them (2018)

Join the Philadelphia Orchard Project (P.O.P.) for the third session of their POPCORE urban orchardist training course. This workshop will explore harvesting and use of orchard fruits, herbs, and mushrooms. Classroom session starts at 6pm, preceded by optional wild edibles walk (4pm) and community potluck (5pm). POP CORE trainings combine many elements of orchard stewardship, ecosystem design and food uses that Philadelphia Orchard Project (P.O.P.) has learned over the past ten years.  This four-part series is intended to grow the…

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March 29, 2018 | , , , ,

POPCORE 4: Permaculture and Philadelphia’s Food System (2018)

Join the Philadelphia Orchard Project (P.O.P.) for the fourth and final session of their POPCORE urban orchardist training course. This workshop will introduce the ethics and principles of permaculture ecosystem design and explore its relation to the world of urban agriculture in Philadelphia. Classroom session starts at 6pm, preceded by optional tour of the Bartram’s Orchard and pollinator gardens starting at 4pm. POP CORE trainings combine many elements of orchard stewardship, ecosystem design and food uses that Philadelphia Orchard Project…

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