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August, 2019

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

SOLD OUT!  Email Dori Cross at to be added to the wait list. 

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Join Megan Haupt, food educator and anthropologist and founder of hungry for The Many Stories & Flavors of Mint as part of POP's HarvestEd series -- featuring community teachers presenting on lesser known fruits and herbs of the orchards.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Join curators at the McHarg Center to discuss "Designing Natures."

September, 2019

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

Lend a hand in caring for the food forest at Penn Park on  University of Pennsylvania campus.  Please RSVP for specific directions. 

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Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 9:30am to 12:00pm

Help out with care and maintenance of the most diverse community orchard in the city!  Monthly orchard work days are held every 2nd Saturday as part of a larger volunteer day with Sankofa Community Farm and Bartram's Garden. 

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Saturday, September 14, 2019 - 9:30am

Designing a Green New Deal intends to bring a broad array of voices together, placing economists, historians, and designers in conversation with journalists, organizers, elected officials, and other parties engaged in organizing for climate action. This event will serve as the launch of a broader, Green New Deal and the built environment research initiative in The McHarg Center.

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 4:00pm to Friday, September 20, 2019 - 5:00pm

Geosocial Encounters connects documentary artists with researchers and scholar-filmmakers in the environmental humanities. The symposium highlights this entanglement of scholarly and artistic practices and their respective commitments to explicating geosocial phenomena amidst dramatic ecological and epistemological transformations. What can video art, experimental documentary, and sensory ethnography teach us about the practice of critical urban, spatial, and environmental research?

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Join POP's board, staff, and partners for an orchard-to-table dinner at POP's headquarters at The Woodlands. Celebrate the fall harvest and recognize honorees of this year's Golden Persimmon and Purple Fig awards. Take a tour of POP's fledgling demonstration orchard and try some freshly-pressed cider.

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Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 10:00am to 2:00pm

The annual Penn Purchasing Services Supplier Show will take place on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm in the lobby of the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. 

The Supplier Show will include Penn’s preferred contract providers, which offer such commodities as: office supplies, copiers, furniture, computers, temporary staffing, print, promotional suppliers, travel providers, and others.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:15pm

In 2010, when Francesca Kennedy went back to Guatemala to visit her family, she found that the lake she had been baptized in, Lake Atitlan, was deemed by NASA to be one of the world’s worst natural disasters. The blue green algae that now inhabited the once clear lake was the first spark into what would later become her mission-driven entrepreneurial career. By the end of this trip, Kennedy had had her aha moment.

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

It might seem all too obvious that post-apocalyptic cinema is an expression of end times - that our dim awareness of the sixth mass extinction expresses itself in a whole series of narratives of collapse, threat and annihilation. Climate change is but one of many motifs within the genre of the post-apocalyptic, often accompanied by other imagined catastrophes such as viral pandemic, alien invasion, or technological dystopia).

Saturday, September 28, 2019 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Due to their large scale and minute attention to botanical details, many early American landscapes, especially those by Frederic Edwin Church, benefit from extended, close-looking to uncover the secrets they hold about the natural world. Join Curator of Historical American Art, Dr. Anna O. Marley, Dr. Laura Turner Igoe from the James A. Michener Art Museum, and Dr. Franklin Kelly from the National Gallery of Art for an up close and personal experience with some of the masterpieces in From the Schuylkill to the Hudson.

Cost: Free-$25

October, 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm

This symposium is co-sponsored by the Department of Earth & Environmental Science, the Center of Excellence in Environmental Toxicology, Penn Law, the School of Arts & Sciences, and the University Research Foundation. 

More information to follow.