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April 27, 2018 | , ,

River Remains : Opening Reception (2018)

River Remains is an exhibition of prints, drawings, and photographs by Noelle Egan that are part of an ongoing project illuminating Philadelphia’s piers along the Delaware River. See a sneak preview at https://www.novellamarie.com/gallery The exhibition and the reception will be in the Barn at Bartram’s Garden and elements of the exhibit can also be seen along the Bartram Boathouse on the banks of the Schuylkill River. There will be wine and beer and snacks and live music by Wasnt Wisnt…

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May 6, 2018 | , , ,

Artist Workshop: Bird Anatomy for Artists

From goldfinches to bald eagles, Bartram’s Garden is a favorite stop for many migratory and year-round species of birds. In this one of a kind workshop, we’ll take a look at the art and the science of avian anatomy. Explore new techniques for drawing on the fly and experience our feathered friends from a new perspective. Workshop Fees: $18 Non-Members $5 Members

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May 10, 2018 | , ,

Ceramic Flowerpot Making w/Botatical Woodblock Stamps (2018)

Learn basic ceramic hand-building techniques and work with artist Stefani Threet to create your very own flower pot. Each piece will have its own unique textured surface and once fired will be your very own handmade creation All skill levels welcome. Clay, glazes, and all other materials provided. Participants will be able to pick up their work at Bartram’s Garden two weeks after the workshop. Member: $30 Non-Member: $35

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May 20, 2018 | , ,

Artist Workshop: The Illustrated Nature Journal

Continue in the tradition of innumerable artists and naturalists, from William Bartram to Sarah Mapps Douglass, and discover the joys of nature journaling at Bartram’s Garden in the spring. Explore historic Bartram’s Garden and learn sketching techniques for the field. For beginning to intermediate artists. Step by step instruction and materials provided. Workshop Fee: $18 Non-Members $5 Members

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June 1, 2018 - June 2, 2018 | , ,

Hiphop Hoedown

Dance party to support the Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden! Featuring DJs Oluwafemi, Matthew Law, and lil’dave. Ticket includes entry and first drink. All guests must be over 21.

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June 14, 2018 | , , , ,

Paint and Sip: Bartram’s Garden’s Oldest Trees

From the stately Yellowwood to North America’s oldest Ginkgo biloba, Bartram’s Garden is host to a small handful of trees that are over 200 years old. Enjoy an evening of plein air painting, featuring some of Philadelphia’s most storied trees. Step by step instruction, materials, and beverages will be provided. Workshop Fee: $18 Non-Members $5 Members

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June 17, 2018 | , , , , , ,

Ephemeral Sculptures with Invasive Species

Despite the fact that many cosmopolitan plant species have a reputation for choking out native plants and thus providing inferior habitat for native fauna, labeling any living organism—plant or animal—as “invasive” is not entirely uncontroversial. After all, every so-called invasive plants is a native species somewhere, and it’s not their fault that human-driven globalization has set up the perfect circumstances for them live—and, indeed thrive– so far away from home. Phragmites australis is a fast-growing perennial grass with hollow woody…

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June 28, 2018 | , , , ,

Paint and Sip: Tidal Wetland

The only one of its kind on the Lower Schuylkill River, this 1.5 acre freshwater tidal wetland was restored in 1997 and expanded in 2013. Discover this special ecosystem with paint and brush in a unique plein air experience. Step by step instruction, materials, and beverages will be provided. Workshop Fee: $18 Non-Members $5 Members

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July 2, 2018 | , , , , , ,

Mycomedicines: Mushrooms for Human and Ecosystem Health (2018)

A Four Part Course Dates: Mondays – 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23 Time: 6-8pm Americans have long been averse to mushrooms, arguably due to British colonial influence on our attitudes regarding the kingdom Fungi. Many of us learn to fear wild mushrooms as kids, but very few move beyond that fear and into a more complex understanding of the numerous mushroom species native to Philadelphia, many of which have been used as medicine since ancient times. In recent years, we have…

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