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June 21, 2018 | , , , ,

Make + Take: Herbal Bitters Cocktails Make and Sip (2018)

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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June 23, 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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July 5, 2018 | , , ,

Little Explorers: Caterpillars, Dragonflies, and Butterflies (2018)

Search for cool bugs in the Garden and make your very own insect sculpture. *Note this is a Thursday 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…

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July 11, 2018 | , , , , , ,

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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July 12, 2018 | , , , , ,

Make + Take: Summertime Tinctures (2018)

Being able to prepare tinctures from scratch makes herbal medicine more affordable and more convenient. This hands-on workshop will cover the ins and outs of making alcohol-based extracts of either fresh or dried plants. Everyone will go home with their own jar of a seasonal medicine and the knowledge required to make more tinctures, on your own, at home. If you can bring a 4-8oz glass jar with a lid, that would be great. Materials provided. General Pricing: $20 Member…

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July 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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August 1, 2018 | , , ,

Little Explorers: Water Wonderland (2018)

Cool off with outdoor water games and discover why water is important to 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 closed for a weather emergency.…

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September 5, 2018 | , , ,

Little Explorers: Summer Harvest Celebration (2018)

Harvest the Garden’s bounty and taste an array of fresh flavors. 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. $12 per child or…

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September 9, 2018 | , , ,

Philadelphia Honey Festival (2018)

Join us for a day of bee-related activities with the Philadelphia Beekeeper’s Guild including honey tastings, open hive demonstrations and honey extractions, a honeybee parade for kids, and Beekeeping 101. Plus, a honey marketplace and crafts, free river boating, pollinator plants for sale, and a children’s festival. “Bartram’s Garden is proud to host the Philadelphia Honey Festival and spread awareness about how much we rely on honey bees. Honey Fest is a fun family event, and it also shares the…

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