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October 20, 2019 | , , ,

HarvestFest! (2019)

Grab your family and come on down to the 2019 Harvest Festival at Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden! We will have Pumpkin Carving, Cider pressing, Hayrides, Food Workshops, paddling on the river, and so so much more! This is a Family-Friendly, Fun and Free Event!   And be sure to check out our partner event: ecoWURD Environmental Justice Summit 2pm-5pm Join WURD Radio for a dynamic community conversation about the connections between race, income and the environment locally, regionally…

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Seedlings

October 26, 2019 |

CANCELLED Fourth Saturday Volunteer Day (2019)

CANCELLED   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. Out of respect for our staff and other volunteers, please make sure you are arrive promptly at 9:30…

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October 26, 2019 | , , , , , , , ,

Weaving the Meadow

Explore the basics of weaving in the Bartram’s Garden Meadow! Learn how to use a free-stranded rigid heddle loom, constructed by artist Enrica Ferrero along the banks of the Schuylkill River. Use meadow plants to create unique textures and patterns. During open hours, you can find this hidden loom by following signs from the Community Boathouse or the bike path. Large portions of our 50+ acre botanical garden can be explored via wheelchair, though some of our outdoor paths are…

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November 2, 2019 | , , ,

Big Old Kids Party (November 2019)

A note from Bartram’s Garden: While admission to the garden and to this fundraiser is FREE, please note that some of the activities, drinks and snacks will require purchasing special tickets, available at the organizer’s website here or by scrolling down to the link below. However, a limited number of $2 VIP tickets are available to Southwest Philly Residents or ACCESS Card holders while supplies last!  The Big Old Kids Party is an event to help us heal by bringing out our…

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November 3, 2019 | , , , , , , , , ,

Make + Take: Ginger Muscle Relief Ointment (Urban Medicine Cabinet Workshop.)

1pm-3pm Learn how to use food as medicine like our ancestors did and create a plant-powered warming ginger muscle relief ointment to take home with you. This soft herbal ointment works wonderfully for all types of muscle aches, pains, arthritis, bruises and even nerve pain! We will discuss topical uses of ginger, cayenne and turmeric and learn plant specific energetics, origin, beneficial properties. You’ll learn two herbal infusion methods to create oils of herbs, use a “makeshift double boiler” method…

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November 3, 2019 | ,

Harriet Hike at Bartram’s Garden

Event capacity has been reached, but please join the wait-list. We anticipate having spots available closer to the date! “In honor of the film premiere of Harriet, women across the country are encouraged to organize hikes in their area. Harriet Tubman was an amazing leader and organizer. Let’s honor her story by organizing hikes in her name.” —African American Nature & Parks Experience African American Nature & Parks Experience, Black History Maven, and Bartram’s Garden invite you to hike and…

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A framed painting of an urban garden placed in front of a screened window looking out on a pine forest

November 3, 2019

SIDE WALK: Paintings Drawings and Prints by Alina Josan

Join us for for at the gallery opening for SIDE WALK: Paintings drawings and prints by Alina Josan, which will be up in Bartram’s Garden’s Barn through the end of the season on December 7th. We’ll have complimentary drinks on hand, barbecued refreshments and a musical performance by the inimitable Wasnt Wisnt. This event will take place in a space that is accessible via wheelchair. ADA accessible bathrooms will be available nearby, as well. We’re happy to make accommodations for…

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Several stacks of handmade soap on a wooden table, with a blue ceramic jug, tall bottle of oil, and rose petals all around.

November 5, 2019 | , , , , , ,

Soap & Sip: Soap Making with a Twist

6pm-8pm Learn the art of creating healthy, safe, hand-crafted soap using everyday natural ingredients such as essential oils, butters, and herbs that can be found in your own kitchen or garden. Learn about melt & pour soap making while you relax and create one-of-a-kind bar soaps to enjoy and share. Feel free to BYOB or enjoy some of our selections. Charvalia (Char) Lovett is the creator of organic, hand crafted hair, body, bath, and aromatherapy products. She specializes in the use…

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November 6, 2019 | , ,

Little Explorers: Seed Collectors (2019)

How do seeds travel? Collect seeds from all over the garden and make 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 a…

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