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October 26, 2019 | , , , , , , , ,

Weaving the Meadow

Explore the basics of weaving in the Bartram’s Garden Meadow! Learn how to use a free-stranded rigid heddle loom, constructed by artist Enrica Ferrero along the banks of the Schuylkill River. Use meadow plants to create unique textures and patterns. During open hours, you can find this hidden loom by following signs from the Community Boathouse or the bike path. Large portions of our 50+ acre botanical garden can be explored via wheelchair, though some of our outdoor paths are…

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November 2, 2019 | , , ,

Big Old Kids Party (November 2019)

A note from Bartram’s Garden: While admission to the garden and to this fundraiser is FREE, please note that some of the activities, drinks and snacks will require purchasing special tickets, available at the organizer’s website here or by scrolling down to the link below. However, a limited number of $2 VIP tickets are available to Southwest Philly Residents or ACCESS Card holders while supplies last!  The Big Old Kids Party is an event to help us heal by bringing out our…

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A couple peices of clean, fresh ginger root against a white background

November 3, 2019 | , , , , , , , , ,

Make + Take: Ginger Muscle Relief Ointment (Urban Medicine Cabinet Workshop.)

1pm-3pm Learn how to use food as medicine like our ancestors did and create a plant-powered warming ginger muscle relief ointment to take home with you. This soft herbal ointment works wonderfully for all types of muscle aches, pains, arthritis, bruises and even nerve pain! We will discuss topical uses of ginger, cayenne and turmeric and learn plant specific energetics, origin, beneficial properties. You’ll learn two herbal infusion methods to create oils of herbs, use a “makeshift double boiler” method…

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November 3, 2019 | ,

Harriet Hike at Bartram’s Garden

Event capacity has been reached, but please join the wait-list. We anticipate having spots available closer to the date! “In honor of the film premiere of Harriet, women across the country are encouraged to organize hikes in their area. Harriet Tubman was an amazing leader and organizer. Let’s honor her story by organizing hikes in her name.” —African American Nature & Parks Experience African American Nature & Parks Experience, Black History Maven, and Bartram’s Garden invite you to hike and…

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Several stacks of handmade soap on a wooden table, with a blue ceramic jug, tall bottle of oil, and rose petals all around.

November 5, 2019 | , , , , , ,

Soap & Sip: Soap Making with a Twist

6pm-8pm Learn the art of creating healthy, safe, hand-crafted soap using everyday natural ingredients such as essential oils, butters, and herbs that can be found in your own kitchen or garden. Learn about melt & pour soap making while you relax and create one-of-a-kind bar soaps to enjoy and share. Feel free to BYOB or enjoy some of our selections. Charvalia (Char) Lovett is the creator of organic, hand crafted hair, body, bath, and aromatherapy products. She specializes in the use…

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A painting of a wild turkey walking in front of shrubs in red fall foliage

November 10, 2019 | , , , ,

Bird Anatomy for Artists (2019)

This one-of-a-kind workshop is back by popular demand! From goldfinches to bald eagles, Bartram’s Garden is a favorite stop for many migratory and year-round species of birds. 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. Teaching artist Heather Rinehart approaches fine art through her love of science and history. She has a professional background in illustration and design…

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A vibrant purple-blue cluster of elberberry fruit with green leaves and forest in the background

November 13, 2019 | , , , , , , , , ,

Make + Take: Natural Cough and Cold Syrups (Urban Medicine Cabinet Workshop)

6pm-8pm Learn how to use food as medicine like our ancestors did and make a powerful immune-boosting elderberry syrup to take home with you! Seasonal changes can lead to uncomfortable allergies including irritating coughs and itchy throats. Simple herbal remedies offer an effective way to help alleviate the symptoms of seasonal allergies and colds. We’ll discuss the energetics, origin, beneficial properties of plants such elderberry, ginger, marshmallow root, hyssop, cinnamon and thyme and how to use them to create to…

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A box with "Gourmet Candles" printed on it, surrounded by an impressive variety of candles, some of which are made to look like desserts.

November 16, 2019 | , , , , ,

Make + Take: Candle Making Workshop

2pm-4pm Enjoy a fun and relaxing night out with friends and let your creativity soar at Gourmet Candle’s BYOB candle making class! We provide everything you need to create one-of-a-kind candles. Learn step-by-step instruction on how to create candles and candle burning tips. Add your own flair to your candles by mixing fragrances to make new candle scents. You’ll be inspired to learn something new and get artistic in a creative and encouraging studio environment. Once your candles have cooled,…

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A glass lib atop a white marble table. A wooden honey dripper rest in the lid and a generous amount of partially crystallized honey fills most of the lid.

November 21, 2019 | , , , , , , , , ,

Make + Take: Herbal Electuary & Lozenges (Urban Medicine Cabinet Workshop)

6pm-8pm Seasonal changes can trigger uncomfortable allergies and lead to nasal and sinus congestion. Simple herbal remedies offer an effective way to help alleviate these symptoms. We will discuss medicinal herb profiles for chamomile, rosemary, meadow sweet, willow bark, peppermint, licorice, dandelion, marshmallow and elecampane and learn a process for preparing herbal lozenges! You’ll create an electuary of your own to take home with you, and you’ll also have the opportunity to sample other lozenges made in class. This event…

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