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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, jellies, greens POPCORE combines many elements of orchard stewardship, ecosystem design, and food uses that POP has learned over the past 12 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! This event will take place in a space that is accessible via wheelchair. ADA accessible bathrooms will be available nearby, as well. We’re happy to make accommodations for guests with mobility limitations. Large portions of our 50+ acre botanical garden can be explored via wheelchair, though some of our paths should be used at your own discretion. If you have questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to reach out ahead of the event. $30 General Public / $20 P.O.P. Partners & BG Members / $2 Southwest Philly Residents or ACCESS Card Holders Additional Pricing Options available at checkout.