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April 20, 2018 | , , , , , ,

Spring Open House and Plant Sale – Members Preview (2018)

Bartram’s Garden Members enjoy first pick of this year’s fabulous selection of plants during our Member Preview Party on Friday, April 20, plus discounts on plant and Welcome Center purchases! This year, for our annual Spring Plant Sale, we’re throwing the doors wide open on the 1731 Bartram House for visitors to wander through on their own. Come see all the house as you’ve never seen it before and pack a picnic! As ever, the Spring Plant Sale will feature a unique selection of heritage…

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April 21, 2018 | , , ,

Spring Open House and Plant Sale (2018)

The doors are open! This year, for our annual Spring Plant Sale, we’re throwing the doors wide open on the 1731 Bartram House for visitors to wander through on their own. Come see all the house as you’ve never seen it before and pack a picnic! As ever, the Spring Plant Sale will feature a unique selection of heritage roses, pond plants, historic boxwoods, vegetable and herbs starts, as well as beautiful native perennials, shrubs, and trees. Horticulturalists will be on hand…

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April 22, 2018 | , , , , , ,

Designing Urban Ecosystems: Tools and Techniques for Regenerative Living (2018)

A Four Part Course Dates: Sundays – 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22 Time: 11:30am-1:30pm Learn about landscape design, community building and future building in this 4-part course. Rooted in holistic horticultural practices and environmental justice, instructor Robyn Mello will draw from her experiences designing and maintaining public gardens throughout the Philadelphia. We will discuss principles of permaculture, land use policy, community organizing, and we will learn about varieties of edible and medicinal perennial plants that will grow well in the Philadelphia…

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April 22, 2018 | , , , ,

Make + Take: Spring Tonics (2018)

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 25, 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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April 28, 2018 | ,

Fourth Saturday Volunteer Day at the Farm (2018)

We welcome volunteers on the second and fourth Saturday of most months from April to October, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Volunteers will work with our staff on seasonal tasks like weeding, planting, cleaning, pruning, and light maintenance. No special experience or skills required. Dress for working outdoors, and if you have them, bring work gloves and a water bottle. PLEASE NOTE: Each adult must register individually in order to complete the waiver.

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May 2, 2018 | , , ,

Little Explorers: Spring is for the Birds (2018)

Find out where birds live and how they talk, then build your own nest out of materials from the Garden. 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…

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May 9, 2018 | , , ,

Homeschooler Day: The Art of Nature (2018)

Artists often get inspiration from nature. Like William Bartram the artist and traveler, we’ll explore a variety of forms to express our feelings for nature. SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH. 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 at the Family level and up. Become a Member online at bartramsgarden.org/join…

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May 9, 2018 | , , ,

Homeschooler Day: The Art of Nature (2018)

Artists often get inspiration from nature. Like William Bartram the artist and traveler, we’ll explore a variety of forms to express our feelings for nature. SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH. 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 at the Family level and up. Become a Member online at bartramsgarden.org/join…

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