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March 5, 2020 | , , ,

POPCORE 1: Pruning & Eco-Orchard Care Workshop @ Bartram’s Garden (2020)

Join us for the first in the 4-part series of POP’s Community Orchard Resilience Education (POP CORE) course! 3pm – 5pm: Hands-on Pruning @ Bartram’s Orchard / Sankofa Farm (optional) 5pm – 6pm: Potluck & Community Discussion (optional) 6pm – 8pm: In Class Workshop Ecological orchard care through the seasons Fruit tree pruning Berry & bramble pruning Fruiting vine pruning POPCORE combines many elements of orchard stewardship, ecosystem design, and food uses that POP has learned over the past twelve…

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March 12, 2020 | , , , , , , ,

POPCORE 2: Orchard Pest & Disease Management @ Bartram’s Garden (2020)

Join us for the second session of the POPCORE urban orchardist training course: 3:30 – 5pm: Demonstration of Compost Tea & Holistic Sprays (optional, weather permitting) 5 – 6pm: Potluck & Community Discussion (optional) 6 – 8pm: Workshop Intro to holistic orchard management Most common insect pests Most common fungi and diseases Most common animal pests Organic/holistic spray options Intro to beneficial insects and how to attract them POPCORE combines many elements of orchard stewardship, ecosystem design, and food uses…

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March 19, 2020 | , , , , ,

POPCORE 3: Orchard Harvest Workshop @ Bartram’s Garden (2020)

Join us for the third in the four-part series of POP’s Community Orchard Resilience Education (POP CORE) course! 4pm – 5pm: Early Spring Wild Edibles Walk (optional, weather-permitting) 5pm – 6pm: Community Potluck and Food Culture Share (optional) 6pm – 8pm: In-class Workshop When and how to harvest fruits Low-maintenance, high yield food plants Perennial medicinal and culinary herbs for the Philly climate Edible and soil-building fungi for the orchard Sample polycultures Sample perennial edibles recipes – cider, fermentation, jams,…

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