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February 24, 2019 | , , , ,

Orchard Drums (2019)

Join us for a FREE outdoor party in the Bartram’s Garden Orchard, home to 136 tree species, as we gather around the fire and celebrate these last weeks of winter. Bring a drum, if you like, and join an interactive performance by Drum Like a Lady. Stay for Orchestra 2001’s moonlit performance of “Drums of Winter” by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Luther Adams. Hot chocolate, hot booze and roasting-ready snacks will be available for free while supplies last. Let’s toast…

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March 3, 2019 - October 27, 2019 |

Building Your Home Apothecary (2019)

Building Your Home Apothecary: an 8 month intro to herbalism course with clinical herbalist Kelly McCarthy and gardener herbalist Mandy Katz This course will be taught through the lens of herbalism as a tool for social justice, empowerment, and liberation All applications are received & reviewed by Attic Apothecary; accepted applicants will be contacted with further information. Applications due Jan. 31! March – October 2019 one Sunday a month, 9am – 2:30pm // one Wednesday a month, 6:30 – 8:30pm…

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March 6, 2019 | , , ,

Little Explorers: It’s Raining, It’s Pouring! (2019)

Wriggling worms and mud puddles make for fun springtime art and science explorations. 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…

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Seedlings

March 9, 2019 | ,

Second Saturday Volunteer Day (2019)

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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Freshwater mussels

March 13, 2019 |

Mussels in the Schuylkill: Nature’s Power Cleaners (2019)

Freshwater mussels provide a huge service to every creature that relies on clean drinking water. That includes us! We’ll learn how mussels use their bodies as super effective water filters and what we can do to protect mussels in our waterways. Part of our Exploring the Schuylkill Watershed Sequence 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 program day. Reservations required; you…

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Freshwater mussels

March 13, 2019 |

Mussels in the Schuylkill: Nature’s Power Cleaners (2019)

Freshwater mussels provide a huge service to every creature that relies on clean drinking water. That includes us! We’ll learn how mussels use their bodies as super effective water filters and what we can do to protect mussels in our waterways. Part of our Exploring the Schuylkill Watershed Sequence 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 program day. Reservations required; you…

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Seedlings

March 23, 2019 | ,

Fourth Saturday Volunteer Day (2019)

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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two seedlings

April 3, 2019 | , , ,

Little Explorers: Growing Plants, Growing Minds (2019)

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. 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…

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April 10, 2019 |

Wetland BioBlitz (2019)

How do you know which plants and animals are living in a certain habitat? You count them! We’ll visit the unique tidal wetland at Bartram’s Garden and learn how scientists tally & track the organisms within an ecosystem. Part of our Exploring the Schuylkill Watershed Sequence 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 program day. Reservations required; you can register at…

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