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Mycomedicines: Mushrooms for Human and Ecosystem Health (2018)

A Four Part Course Dates: Wednesdays – 4/4, 5/16, 7/11, 9/26 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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October 3, 2018 | , , ,

Little Explorers: Apple Cider, 18th Century Style (2018)

Take a turn crushing apples in an old cider press to make fresh apple cider. Monthly program for toddlers and preschoolers ages 2-4. Each session includes activities, performances, snacks, and walks through the garden, weather permitting. Pre-registration required, one adult chaperone for every two children. Bring a picnic lunch and stay for our free story hour at noon from April to November. Please note the program will be cancelled if the Philadelphia School District is closed for a weather emergency.…

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October 24, 2018 | , , , , , , ,

EdenSpore Course: Living Seasonally, Growing Cyclically (2018)

For centuries, people all over the Northern Hemisphere have been marking the seasons as we do now, developing cultures around them and learning to survive and proliferate. Globalized living and ever-increasing reliance on digital technology have made the shifts of the seasons easier to ignore, but our bodies, ecosystems, and brains are still calibrated to adapt to them. These classes will provide you with tools that mentally prepare and excite you to engage with the cycle of the seasons so…

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November 7, 2018 | , , ,

Little Explorers: Seed Collectors (2018)

How do seeds travel? Collect seeds from all over the garden and make a natural mosaic of seeds. Monthly program for toddlers and preschoolers ages 2-4. Each session includes activities, performances, snacks, and walks through the garden, weather permitting. Pre-registration required, one adult chaperone for every two children. Bring a picnic lunch and stay for our free story hour at noon from April to November. Please note the program will be cancelled if the Philadelphia School District is closed for…

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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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December 12, 2018 | , , , , , , ,

EdenSpore Course: Living Seasonally, Growing Cyclically (2018)

For centuries, people all over the Northern Hemisphere have been marking the seasons as we do now, developing cultures around them and learning to survive and proliferate. Globalized living and ever-increasing reliance on digital technology have made the shifts of the seasons easier to ignore, but our bodies, ecosystems, and brains are still calibrated to adapt to them. These classes will provide you with tools that mentally prepare and excite you to engage with the cycle of the seasons so…

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January 13, 2019 | , , , , ,

Make + Take: Herbal Toolkit for Seasonal Depression & Anxiety (2019)

We’ll take a look at plants that can alleviate acute and chronic anxiety and depression and discuss the most effective method of using them. Herbs that address underlying imbalances that lead to mental health challenges will also be covered. No prior knowledge of plants or herbal medicine required! YOU WILL GO HOME WITH: an on-the-go sampler kit that will help you to figure out what plants are most effective for you when stressful situations come up. $15 members; $20 non-members.

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