Volunteer: Awbury Food Forest 3rd Saturday Work Days

Please fill out the form below to sign up for our Awbury Food Forest 3rd Saturday Work Days in Partnership with Philadelphia Orchard Project (POP)

3rd Saturday of each month from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
February 23rd to November 16th

February 23 – March 16 – April 20 – May 18 – June 15 – July 20 – August 17 – September 21 –         October 19 – November 16

The Awbury Food Forest is a permaculture-style planting creating both habitat and edible resources in a sustainable way. Awbury Stewards of the Food Forest and POP work together every third Saturday of the month to maintain all aspects of the Food Forest. Volunteers will get their hands dirty engaging in a variety of tasks including but not limited to weeding, fruit tree pruning, sheet mulching, and transplanting plants. Come volunteer your time but also learn about unique gardening techniques, woody and perennial edible plants, and their care throughout the season.

Location: the Awbury Food Forest, in the Awbury Arboretum Agricultural Village 

Address: 6336 Ardleigh Street, Philadelphia, PA 19138.  

*Please park on Ardleigh Street and use pedestrian walk to access Awbury Food Forest area within Agricultural Village.  Click here for a map.

All ages welcome.  Please notify Karen (kflick@awbury.org) upon registering of any limitations, allergies of concern, or special assistance needed.

Please bring garden gloves if you have them, and dress appropriate for the weather and work in the nature. Closed toes shoes required. 

In the case of inclement weather garden group may be canceled or the project changed.

Please note: if you have registered and need to check for updates related to weather, etc. click here.

Weaver’s Way members: Please first visit the WW membership website to see which Awbury Volunteer projects count towards credit hours.  After signing up through the WW website, please complete the corresponding form below, checking the box to note your WW membership.

THANK YOU for volunteering!

Volunteer at Awbury - Awbury Food Forest 3rd Saturday Work Days

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  • This group meets the 3rd Saturday of every month (Feb-Nov). How often would you like to volunteer?
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Questions?  Please contact Karen Flick, Landscape Manager, at (215)-849-2855 ext. 17 or KFlick@Awbury.org.