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

  • Date: March 29, 2018
  • Time: 2:00pm - 4:00pm

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 (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:

POPCORE 4: Permaculture and Philadelphia’s Food System – with Robyn Mello, Alyssa Schimmel, and POP staff

  • 4pm – 5pm: Tour of Bartram’s Orchard / Sankofa Farm and pollinator gardens
  • 5pm – 6pm: Potluck & Community Discussion
  • 6pm – 8pm: In-Class Workshop
    • Introduction to Permaculture Ethics and Principles of Design
    • Urban Permaculture Examples from Philadelphia and Beyond
    • Discussion of Developing a Permaculture Network within Philadelphia’s Food Systems


Bartram’s Garden Members $20.00
General Public $30.00

No one turned away for lack of funds.