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January 31, 2018 | ,

Building Your Home Apothecary: An 8 Month Intro to Herbalism Course

**** COURSE APPLICATIONS ARE NOW AT CAPACITY. ANY NEW APPLICATIONS WILL BE ADDED TO THE WAITING LIST. Clinical herbalist Kelly McCarthy and gardener herbalist Mandy Katz lead a comprehensive class that meets one Sunday a month (9am – 2:30pm) and one Wednesday a month (6:30 – 8:30pm) from March to October 2018. Meeting mostly at Bartram’s Garden, students will benefit from both hands-on and theoretical instruction on growing, preparing, and using herbal medicine. Space is limited! Due to overwhelming demand…

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February 18, 2018 | , , ,

Make + Take: Kitchen Medicine for Colds and Flus

The kitchen offers many immune-boosting ingredients. In this workshop, participants will learn about some of the medicinal properties of ginger, garlic, onion, thyme, rosemary, and more. Together we will make fire cider, historically used to help maintain good health throughout the cold winter months. Everyone will go home with their own jar of fire cider! If you have an empty 4oz to 8oz glass jar with a lid at home that, please bring it in to be reused. If not,…

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March 8, 2018 | ,

POP CORE, Session 1 – Pruning and Eco-Orchard Seasons

Join the Philadelphia Orchard Project (P.O.P.) for the first session of their POPCORE urban orchardist training course. This workshop will provide a look at ecological orchard care through the seasons and focus on winter pruning of fruit trees, berry bushes, and fruiting vines. Classroom session starts at 6pm, preceded by optional hands-on pruning training starting at 3pm. POP CORE trainings combine many elements of orchard stewardship, ecosystem design and food uses that Philadelphia Orchard Project (P.O.P.) has learned over the…

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March 15, 2018 | ,

POP CORE 2: Eco-Orchard Pest & Disease Management

Join the Philadelphia Orchard Project (P.O.P.) for the second session of their POPCORE urban orchardist training course. This workshop will cover POP’s holistic, organic approach to managing fruit tree pest and disease challenges. Classroom session starts at 6pm, preceded by optional hands-on training in holistic sprays starting at 3:30pm. POP CORE trainings combine many elements of orchard stewardship, ecosystem design and food uses that Philadelphia Orchard Project (P.O.P.) has learned over the past ten years.  This four-part series is intended…

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March 22, 2018 | ,

POP CORE 3- Plants, Fungi, and What to Do With Them

Join the Philadelphia Orchard Project (P.O.P.) for the third session of their POPCORE urban orchardist training course. This workshop will explore harvesting and use of orchard fruits, herbs, and mushrooms. Classroom session starts at 6pm, preceded by optional wild edibles walk (4pm) and community potluck (5pm). POP CORE trainings combine many elements of orchard stewardship, ecosystem design and food uses that Philadelphia Orchard Project (P.O.P.) has learned over the past ten years.  This four-part series is intended to grow the…

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March 29, 2018 | ,

POPCORE 4: Permaculture and Philadelphia’s Food System

Join the Philadelphia Orchard Project (P.O.P.) for the fourth and final session of their POPCORE urban orchardist training course. This workshop will introduce the ethics and principles of permaculture ecosystem design and explore its relation to the world of urban agriculture in Philadelphia. Classroom session starts at 6pm, preceded by optional tour of the Bartram’s Orchard and pollinator gardens starting at 4pm. POP CORE trainings combine many elements of orchard stewardship, ecosystem design and food uses that Philadelphia Orchard Project…

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April 22, 2018 | , , ,

Make + Take: Spring Tonics

As plants start to grow again after the long winter, our own metabolism and energy also increase. Spring tonics like nettle, dandelion, chickweed, and cleavers have been used to help us transition into a faster-paced time of year. Come learn about these early medicinal herbs and make a spring tonic vinegar infusion. If you have an empty 4oz to 8oz glass jar with a lid at home that, please bring it in to be reused. If not, we’ll have a…

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April 22, 2018 | , , ,

Make + Take: Herbal Bitters Cocktails Make and Sip

Using common plants, we’ll make our own herbal bitters — long used as a digestive and overall health tonic. This workshop will cover the historic and medicinal properties of bitter herbs, as well as guidelines for creating delicious cocktail bitters. If you have an empty 4oz glass jar with a lid at home, please bring it in to be reused. If not, we’ll have one on hand for you. All materials provided. General Pricing: $25 Member Pricing: $20

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