Resources

Resources

Here is our collection of resources for orchard-growing communities.

Whether you are looking for recipes, tips on orchard care, class curriculum or a host of other orchard-related info, you’ve come to the right place.

Search below for POP resources. If you are looking for blog posts, please search on our Blog.

Oyster Mushroom Info Sheet

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Stropharia Mushroom Info Sheet

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Japanese Knotweed Info Sheet

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Elderberry Info Sheet

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Blackberry Info Sheet

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

D.I.Y. Blackberry Oxymel

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

D.I.Y. Elderberry Syrup

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Orchard Salve D.I.Y.

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Hoshigaki: Japanese Dried Persimmons

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Orchard Benefit 2018 Local Food & Orchard-Inspired Recipe Zine

by POP, Fikira Bakery & food everyone deserves (f.e.d.)
Type: Zine
Intended Audience: Community

Persimmon Tree Info Sheet

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Hawthorn Tree Info Sheet

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Ginkgo Tree Info Sheet

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Apple Tree Info Sheet

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Aronia (Chokeberry) Shrub Info Sheet

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Trifoliate Orange Info Sheet

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

POP Gleaning Program Teacher Guide

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Paw Paw Tree Info Sheet

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Peach Tree Info Sheet

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

POP Plum Scouting Guide: Pest & Disease I.D.

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Strawberry Fest Recipe & Growing Guide Booklet

by POP
Type: Booklet
Intended Audience: Community

POP Cherry Scouting Guide: Pest & Disease I.D.

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

POP Pear & Asian Pear Scouting Guide: Pest & Disease I.D.

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

POP Peach Scouting Guide: Pest & Disease I.D.

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

POP Fig Varieties

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

POP Apple Scouting Guide: Pest & Disease I.D.

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Community orchard partner application

by POP
Type: Application Info
Intended Audience: Community

Fruit harvest calendar

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Fruit growing plant list

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

POP food forest plant list

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Pruning guide for fruit trees, berries, and vines

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Orchard care by season summary

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Orchard care summary

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Urban eco-orchards: food forest summary

by POP
Type: Handout
Intended Audience: Community

Philadelphia Orchard Group (PHOG)

by POP
Type: Email Listserv
Intended Audience: Community

(MS/HS Lesson Plan) - Puckery, Perfect, or Preserved: Exploring Persimmons Fresh & Dried

by POP
Type: Lesson Plan
Intended Audience: MS / HS Teachers

(MS/HS Handout) - Persimmon Tree Info Sheet Handout

by POP
Type: Lesson Plan Handout
Intended Audience: MS / HS Teachers

(MS/HS Handout) - Hoshigaki: Japanese Dried Persimmons How-To Handout

by POP
Type: Lesson Plan Handout
Intended Audience: MS / HS Teachers

(SN/ES Sensory Lesson Book Rubric) Honeybee Sensory Lesson Rubric

by POP
Type: Lesson Materials - Rubric
Intended Audience: ES or Special Needs Teachers

(SN/ES Honeybee Sensory Lesson Book) A sensory-based story book about honeybees for special needs or K-5.

by POP
Type: Lesson Materials - Book
Intended Audience: ES or Special Needs Teachers

(SN/ES Apple Sensory Lesson Book) A sensory-based story book about apples for special needs or K-5.

by POP
Type: Lesson Materials - Book
Intended Audience: ES or Special Needs Teachers

(MS/HS Slideshow) - Getting Funky with Fermentation -- accompanying slideshow. Download and laminate for a photo-booklet to use in the field, exploring global fermentation methods.

by POP
Type: Slideshow
Intended Audience: MS / HS Teachers

(MS/HS Handout) - Getting Funky with Fermentation Sauerkraut How-To Handout

by POP
Type: Lesson Plan Handout
Intended Audience: MS / HS Teachers

(MS/HS Lesson Plan) - Getting Funky with Fermentation -- a lesson on lactic acid fermentation, using herbs of the orchards

by POP
Type: Lesson Plan
Intended Audience: MS / HS Teachers

(MS/HS Lesson Plan Handout Photo Guide) - Tea Time: Exploring Orchard Herbs Through the Senses

by POP
Type: Lesson Plan Handout Photo Guide
Intended Audience: MS/HS Teachers

(MS/HS Handout) - Tea Time: Exploring Orchard Herbs Through the Senses Handout

by POP
Type: Lesson Plan Handout
Intended Audience: MS/HS Teachers

(MS/HS Lesson Plan) - Tea Time: Exploring Orchard Herbs Through the Senses

by POP
Type: Lesson Plan
Intended Audience: MS/HS Teachers

(MS/HS Teacher's Guide) - Tea Time - Exploring Orchard Herbs Through the Senses

by POP
Type: Lesson Plan
Intended Audience: MS/HS Teachers

Garden, cooking & outdoor-related

by Edible Schoolyard Pittsburgh
Type: Lesson plans
Intended Audience: Children

Horticultural- how to plant trees, pruning

by The Fruit Tree Foundation
Type: Videos
Intended Audience: Community

Food & sustainability, urban-focused

by The Food Project
Type: Manuals, activities, curricula
Intended Audience: High school age

Edible education for schools, teachers, advocates

by The Edible Schoolyard Project
Type: Videos, lesson plans, program management
Intended Audience: Children, high school

Food and environment curriculum

by Shelburne Farms
Type: Lesson plans
Intended Audience: Children

Soil, farming, gardening and agriculture

by Rodale Institute
Type: Lesson plans
Intended Audience: Community

"Dig, Plant, Grow" curriculum

by Organic Gardening
Type: Lesson plans
Intended Audience: Children

Gardening at schools and home with children

by National Gardening Association
Type: Lesson plans, guides
Intended Audience: Children, families

Learning about gardens, simple recipes with instructions

by Growing Minds
Type: Lesson plans
Intended Audience: Pre-school, K-5, families

Air quality, energy use, organic recycling, stormwater mgmt, and wildlife habitats

by Urban Tree
Type: Lesson plans
Intended Audience: Children

Team Nutrition resource library

by USDA
Type: Teachers guides, curriculum tools, newsletters
Intended Audience: Children

Steps in food preservation

by USDA/ National Center for Home Preservation
Type: Videos, graphics, & slideshows
Intended Audience: Community (advanced)

USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning, 2009 edition

by USDA/ National Center for Home Preservation
Type: Booklet (download free, or can order print copy for $18)
Intended Audience: Community (gardeners)

Food preservation basics

by University of Minnesota Extension
Type: Narrated slide shows
Intended Audience: Community

Processing fruits & vegetables

by Penn State Ag Extension
Type: Website link, or can contact them to receive 1 free printed copy
Intended Audience: Community (advanced)

Drying Fruits & Vegetables

by Oregon State Extension
Type: Download with instructions, recipes
Intended Audience: Community

Questions on jams & jellies 1-877-535-5666

by Kraft Consumer Response Center
Type: Resource for questions on jam-making
Intended Audience: Community

Fruit drying guide

by Colorado State Extension
Type: Download of fact sheet
Intended Audience: Community

Historical food preservation

by Colonial Williamsburg
Type: Lesson plan
Intended Audience: Children

Food preservation & microbiology basics

by Utah Education Network
Type: Lesson plan
Intended Audience: Children

Getting Started in food_preservation

by 4H
Type: Lessons & activities, available to download
Intended Audience: Children

Article on winter orchard preparations

by Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association
Type: Article
Intended Audience: Community

Info on winter injury to trees and shrubs

by The Morton Arboretum
Type: Article
Intended Audience: Community

Care and maintenance for fruit trees

by Portland Fruit Tree Project
Type: Handouts
Intended Audience: Community

Orchard planting and care; certification available

by Orchard People
Type: Multi-media
Intended Audience: Community

Michael Phillips site on holistic orchard care

by Holistic Orchard Network
Type: Books, newsletter, forum, links
Intended Audience: Community

Lancaster PA group sharing orchard care info

by Back Yard Fruit Growers
Type: Newsletter, links, workshops, meetings
Intended Audience: Community

Planting, pruning and caring for fruit trees

by Fruit Tree Planting Foundation
Type: Handouts and videos
Intended Audience: Community

Tree planting and care

by University City Green
Type: Handouts
Intended Audience: Community

Rainbow Produce Recipe & Nutrition Cards -- Common Fruits

by POP
Type: Recipe & Nutrition Cards
Intended Audience: Community

Rainbow Produce Recipe & Nutrition Cards -- Native Fruits

by POP
Type: Recipe & Nutrition Cards
Intended Audience: Community

Spanish language Rainbow Produce Recipe & Nutrition Cards -- Common Fruits

by POP
Type: Recipe & Nutrition Cards
Intended Audience: Community

Spanish language Rainbow Produce Recipe & Nutrition Cards -- Native Fruits

by POP
Type: Recipe & Nutrition Cards
Intended Audience: Community

Nutritious food colors

by Ask Dr. Sears
Type: Activities
Intended Audience: Children, families

Team Nutrition resource library

by USDA
Type: Teachers guides, curriculum tools, newsletters
Intended Audience: Children

Recipes for any meal of the day

by Organic Gardening
Type: Recipes
Intended Audience: Community

Simple recipes with instructions

by Growing Minds
Type: Recipes
Intended Audience: Pre-school, K-5, families
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