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February 23, 2020 | , , , ,

Seed Cleaning (Volunteer Session, Winter 2020)

Bartram’s Garden horticulturalists will provide guidance as we hand-process a wide assortment of seeds collected from the garden. Support Bartram’s Garden while enjoying a relaxing, communal atmosphere with many hands at work. Some of these seeds will be sold out of our nursery while others will be planted in the garden in the spring. Each type of seed is handled a little differently, making this an excellent learning opportunity for those interested in learning the ancient practice of saving seed.…

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March 4, 2020 | , ,

Little Explorers: It’s Raining, It’s Pouring! (2020)

Wriggling worms and mud puddles make for fun springtime art and science explorations.   Designed for toddlers and pre-schoolers, ages 2-4. One adult chaperone is required for every two children. Each session includes activities, performances, snacks, and walks through the garden, weather permitting. Please note: Program is cancelled if Philadelphia School District is closed for weather emergencies. 1st Wednesday of the month, February through November. Morning session takes place 10 am to 11:30 am. Bring a picnic lunch and join…

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March 5, 2020 | , , ,

POPCORE 1: Pruning & Eco-Orchard Care Workshop @ Bartram’s Garden (2020)

Join us for the first in the 4-part series of POP’s Community Orchard Resilience Education (POP CORE) course! 3pm – 5pm: Hands-on Pruning @ Bartram’s Orchard / Sankofa Farm (optional) 5pm – 6pm: Potluck & Community Discussion (optional) 6pm – 8pm: In Class Workshop Ecological orchard care through the seasons Fruit tree pruning Berry & bramble pruning Fruiting vine pruning POPCORE combines many elements of orchard stewardship, ecosystem design, and food uses that POP has learned over the past twelve…

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Promo photo of the 1980s British indie-pop outfit Soil: four young men stand on a very large mound of soil.

March 11, 2020 |

Homeschooler Days: What is Love? (Baby Don’t Dirt Me)—Soil! (2019)

Join us from January-June for an interconnected series of lessons in our children’s garden! Kids will have the opportunity to see our garden through, from planning to planting to harvest. It’s at the root of any garden… this month is all about soil. This month we’ll be dishing the dirt on dirt, and preparing the soil in our Children’s Garden for planting. Ages 5-13. $12 per student or free for Bartram’s Garden Members at the Family level and up. Become…

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Promo photo of the 1980s British indie-pop outfit Soil: four young men stand on a very large mound of soil.

March 11, 2020 |

Homeschooler Days: What is Love? (Baby Don’t Dirt Me)—Soil! (2019)

Join us from January-June for an interconnected series of lessons in our children’s garden! Kids will have the opportunity to see our garden through, from planning to planting to harvest. It’s at the root of any garden… this month is all about soil. This month we’ll be dishing the dirt on dirt, and preparing the soil in our Children’s Garden for planting. Ages 5-13. $12 per student or free for Bartram’s Garden Members at the Family level and up. Become…

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March 12, 2020 | , , , , , , ,

POPCORE 2: Orchard Pest & Disease Management @ Bartram’s Garden (2020)

Join us for the second session of the POPCORE urban orchardist training course: 3:30 – 5pm: Demonstration of Compost Tea & Holistic Sprays (optional, weather permitting) 5 – 6pm: Potluck & Community Discussion (optional) 6 – 8pm: Workshop Intro to holistic orchard management Most common insect pests Most common fungi and diseases Most common animal pests Organic/holistic spray options Intro to beneficial insects and how to attract them POPCORE combines many elements of orchard stewardship, ecosystem design, and food uses…

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March 19, 2020 | , , , , ,

POPCORE 3: Orchard Harvest Workshop @ Bartram’s Garden (2020)

Join us for the third in the four-part series of POP’s Community Orchard Resilience Education (POP CORE) course! 4pm – 5pm: Early Spring Wild Edibles Walk (optional, weather-permitting) 5pm – 6pm: Community Potluck and Food Culture Share (optional) 6pm – 8pm: In-class Workshop When and how to harvest fruits Low-maintenance, high yield food plants Perennial medicinal and culinary herbs for the Philly climate Edible and soil-building fungi for the orchard Sample polycultures Sample perennial edibles recipes – cider, fermentation, jams,…

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April 1, 2020 | , ,

Little Explorers: Growing Plants, Growing Minds (2020)

We’ll search the garden for young greens sprouts and learn about the baby plant inside of every seed, then we’ll plant a seed to grow at home.   Designed for toddlers and pre-schoolers, ages 2-4. One adult chaperone is required for every two children. Each session includes activities, performances, snacks, and walks through the garden, weather permitting. Please note: Program is cancelled if Philadelphia School District is closed for weather emergencies. 1st Wednesday of the month, February through November. Morning…

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Close shot of small seeds in a person's cupped hands

April 8, 2020 |

Homeschooler Days: Do You Seed What I Seed? (2019)

Join us from January-June for an interconnected series of lessons in our children’s garden! Kids will have the opportunity to see our garden through, from planning to planting to harvest. Our garden is planned, our soil is tilled… now it’s time to plant! Come and join us for the seediest month of the year. Ages 5-13. $12 per student or free for Bartram’s Garden Members at the Family level and up. Become a Member online at bartramsgarden.org/join or join on…

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