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Michelle Cryder's love affair with Philadelphia began over five years ago. After a brief stint in the San Francisco Bay Area interning at SanJose.com, she returned home to finish her degree and reunite with her cats. Michelle can usually be found feverishly attempting to try every microbrew in the city, searching for funky pieces at a thrift shop, or experimenting with new recipes at home.

The Philadelphia Orchard Project Presents Their 3rd Annual “POP” Music Festival and Fundraiser


Join the Philadelphia Orchard Project this Saturday in support of their community-based mission to plant urban orchards in Philadelphia. POP operates with the help of volunteers and local groups to facilitate the planting of edible orchards by providing the training and materials needed to create spaces to grow food in the city. The completed orchards are owned and maintained by community-based organizations and are planted anywhere from vacant lots to schoolyards with a focus on low-income neighborhoods.


The festival will take place in the beautiful two-acre greenspace of Liberty Lands Park in Northern Liberties and will feature five local bands including:

Faux Slang

Eric Carbonara & Jesse Sparhawk

Zillion & Blood Like Mine

The Old Fashioneds

Pile of Girls


The festival will also feature beer from the Philadelphia Brewing Company and food from Honest Tom’s Tacos, Dapper Dog, and Buttercream Cupcakes.


POP will also be selling fig, raspberry, and strawberry plants and more to spruce up your own garden.


Last year POP succeeded in planting five new orchards and expanding twelve existing ones. They also won a $15,000 grant from the Green Heroes Sustainable Innovation Network.


WHEN: Saturday, July 16th from 2:00 until 8:00 p.m.

RAINDATE: Sunday, July 17th


WHERE: Liberty Lands Park

926 N American St

Philadelphia, PA 19123


TICKETS: $10 advance, $15 day of festival, $50 individual sponsor, $200 corporate sponsor




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