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July 23, 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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July 26, 2018 | , , , ,

Paint and Sip: The Sankofa Community Farm

Growing steadily and successfully over the past six years, the Sankofa Community Farm is an embodiment of Bartram’s Garden’s expanding connections throughout Southwest Philadelphia. Focusing on African methods, local high school leaders grow and distribute over 15,000 lbs. of food each year, fostering a deeper relationship with the land and increased access to fresh fruits and vegetables within our community. For the first time, enjoy an evening of painting the vibrant landscape of the Sankofa Farm, and celebrate new beginnings…

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September 30, 2018 | , ,

Nature Photography Series in the Orchard

Join Philadelphia Orchard Project (POP) at Bartram’s Garden to learn the basics of nature photography! In each 3-hour, stand-alone session, instructor Joshua Lee Mallory of Noise Soul Cinema will cover shot composition, lighting, autofocus, and pro-tips for editing photos through your phone or Instagram. Attendees will capture photos of the Bartram’s Garden orchard during three seasonal peak periods of blooming and fruiting and will have the opportunity to submit their photos to a summer photography exhibit (June 14th through August…

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September 30, 2018 | , , , , ,

Paint and Sip: Submerged Landscapes with Rob Boss

We’ll learn wet-on-wet oil speed-painting techniques during an intimate, experimental art workshop outside at the Community Boathouse. Employing equal measures of performance art and actual painting instruction, our teaching artists will ask you to dip your paintbrushes into the future. We’ll explore the warmer, wetter landscape of the tidal Schuylkill in a post-polar ice cap world along with Rob Boss, our ever-positive instructor. Remember — it’s okay if you make a mistake! You can always just cover it up with…

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November 18, 2018 | , , , , ,

Make + Take: Herbal Salves (2018)

Learn to make infused oils and salves for everything from bruises, scrapes and bug bites to arthritis, stiffness and inflammation. We’ll talk about which local plants work well in oils and salves, and troubleshoot some common salve-making mistakes. You will go home with a 2 oz. jar of all-purpose healing salve that we’ll have made together during class. General Pricing: $20 Member Pricing: $15

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November 30, 2018 | , , ,

HANDMADE HOLIDAYS: Green Sale & Market – MEMBER PREVIEW (2018)

Bartram’s Garden Members can enjoy a special preview & reception evening before our Green Sale & Market on Saturday, Dec. 1! You may join or renew at the event. Free ornament with membership purchase or renewal.  Deck the halls with our beautiful selection of decorated and undecorated wreaths, centerpieces, fresh evergreens and more! Enjoy seasonal music, stocking stuffers, and refreshments at our annual Greens Sale, and visit our Holiday Marketplace vendors and the Welcome Center shop for great gift ideas.…

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December 1, 2018 | , , ,

HANDMADE HOLIDAYS: Green Sale & Market (2018)

Deck the halls with our beautiful selection of decorated and undecorated wreaths, centerpieces, fresh evergreens and more! Enjoy seasonal music, stocking stuffers, and refreshments at our annual Greens Sale, and visit our Holiday Marketplace vendors and the Welcome Center shop for great gift ideas. Purchase ornamental greens and roping to create your own decorations for the holiday season while also supporting the Garden! Free ornament with membership purchase or renewal at the event. Visitors can pick up a pre-ordered, Bartram’s Signature Wreath, featuring…

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