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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 to grow the knowledge, skillset, and self-reliance of our community orchard partners and volunteers, resulting in happier, healthier, and more productive community orchards. Those completing all four classes over any two year period will receive POPCORE Urban Orchardist Certification.

Space is limited; pre-registration required.

Details on this session:

POP CORE 2: Pest and Disease Management Workshop – with Phil Forsyth & POP staff

  • 3:30 – 5pm: Demonstration of Compost Tea & Holistic Sprays (weather permitting)
  • 5 – 6pm: Potluck & Community Discussion
  • 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


Bartram’s Garden Members $20.00
General Public $30.00

No one turned away for lack of funds.