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June 14, 2018 | , , , ,

Paint and Sip: Bartram’s Garden’s Oldest Trees

From the stately Yellowwood to North America’s oldest Ginkgo biloba, Bartram’s Garden is host to a small handful of trees that are over 200 years old. Enjoy an evening of plein air painting, featuring some of Philadelphia’s most storied trees. Step by step instruction, materials, and beverages will be provided. Workshop Fee: $18 Non-Members $5 Members

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June 17, 2018 | , ,

Nature Photography Series in the Orchard

Join Philadelphia Orchard Project (POP) at Bartram’s Garden to learn the basics of nature photography! In each 3-hour, stand-alone session, instructor Joshua Lee Mallory of Noise Soul Cinema will cover shot composition, lighting, autofocus, and pro-tips for editing photos through your phone or Instagram. Attendees will capture photos of the Bartram’s Garden orchard during three seasonal peak periods of blooming and fruiting and will have the opportunity to submit their photos to a summer photography exhibit (June 14th through August…

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June 17, 2018 | , , , , , ,

Ephemeral Sculptures with Invasive Species

Despite the fact that many cosmopolitan plant species have a reputation for choking out native plants and thus providing inferior habitat for native fauna, labeling any living organism—plant or animal—as “invasive” is not entirely uncontroversial. After all, every so-called invasive plants is a native species somewhere, and it’s not their fault that human-driven globalization has set up the perfect circumstances for them live—and, indeed thrive– so far away from home. Phragmites australis is a fast-growing perennial grass with hollow woody…

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June 28, 2018 | , , , ,

Paint and Sip: Tidal Wetland

The only one of its kind on the Lower Schuylkill River, this 1.5 acre freshwater tidal wetland was restored in 1997 and expanded in 2013. Discover this special ecosystem with paint and brush in a unique plein air experience. Step by step instruction, materials, and beverages will be provided. Workshop Fee: $18 Non-Members $5 Members

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July 8, 2018 | , , , ,

Moss and Lichen: Painting with Living Ink

Back again by popular demand! We will discover the fascinating, tiny world that exists all around us. We will hone our observational drawing skills while taking a close look at the unique structures of mosses and lichens. Then, each participant will create a piece using live moss as the medium. Take it home and watch it grow! No experience needed. Step by step instruction and materials will be provided. Workshop Fees: $18 Non-Members $5 Members

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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 19, 2018 | , , , ,

Botanical Illustration

Ann Bartram Carr and her uncle William both produced a large body of botanical illustration. Learn about their methods and create your own ink drawings from specimens collected in the garden. Workshop Fees: $18 Non-Members $5 Members

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July 26, 2018 | , , , ,

Paint and Sip: The Sankofa Community Farm

Growing steadily and successfully over the past six years, the Sankofa Community Farm is an embodiment of Bartram’s Garden’s expanding connections throughout Southwest Philadelphia. Focusing on African methods, local high school leaders grow and distribute over 15,000 lbs. of food each year, fostering a deeper relationship with the land and increased access to fresh fruits and vegetables within our community. For the first time, enjoy an evening of painting the vibrant landscape of the Sankofa Farm, and celebrate new beginnings…

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August 2, 2018 | , , , ,

Paint and Sip: Franklinia in Bloom

Capture the Bartrams’ most famous discovery, the lovely and fragrant Franklinia tree in bloom as you sip a beverage and paint in acrylic. Step by step instruction, materials, and beverages provided. Workshop Fees: $18 Non-Members $5 Members

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