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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 7, 2018 | , , ,

Little Explorers: Itsy Knitsy Spider (2018)

We’ll be weaving like our spider friends, rather than knitting! Explore the beautiful geometry of spider webs, learn why spiders spin webs, and spin and weave webs of our own. Free for members at the Family level and above; $12 otherwise.

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February 14, 2018 |

Homeschooler Day: Stitches (2018)

We often think that things made by hand are “old fashioned”, but we’ll explore some of the tools, materials, and techniques people use now for making things by hand: spinning, knitting, weaving and sewing. SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH (with exception of March 2017). Morning session takes place 10 am to noon. Afternoon session takes place 1 pm to 3 pm. Program is canceled if Philadelphia School District is closed for weather emergencies. $12 per student or free for Bartram’s…

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February 14, 2018 |

Homeschooler Day: Stitches (2018)

We often think that things made by hand are “old fashioned”, but we’ll explore some of the tools, materials, and techniques people use now for making things by hand: spinning, knitting, weaving and sewing. SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH (with exception of March 2017). Morning session takes place 10 am to noon. Afternoon session takes place 1 pm to 3 pm. Program is canceled if Philadelphia School District is closed for weather emergencies. $12 per student or free for Bartram’s…

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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 7, 2018 | , , ,

Little Explorers: It’s Raining, It’s Pooring! (2018)

Wriggling worms and mud puddles make for fun springtime art and science explorations. Free for members at the Family level and above; $12 otherwise.

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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 14, 2018 |

Homeschooler Day: Tracker (2018)

The garden is full of secretive creatures and hidden stories. We’ll learn some tricks for detecting creatures and we’ll put our skills to use during an active day of games and exploration. SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH (with exception of March 2017). Morning session takes place 10 am to noon. Afternoon session takes place 1 pm to 3 pm. Program is canceled if Philadelphia School District is closed for weather emergencies. $12 per student or free for Bartram’s Garden Members…

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March 14, 2018 |

Homeschooler Day: Tracker (2018)

The garden is full of secretive creatures and hidden stories. We’ll learn some tricks for detecting creatures and we’ll put our skills to use during an active day of games and exploration. SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH (with exception of March 2017). Morning session takes place 10 am to noon. Afternoon session takes place 1 pm to 3 pm. Program is canceled if Philadelphia School District is closed for weather emergencies. $12 per student or free for Bartram’s Garden Members…

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