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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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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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A vibrant purple-blue cluster of elberberry fruit with green leaves and forest in the background

November 13, 2019 | , , , , , , , , ,

Make + Take: Natural Cough and Cold Syrups (Urban Medicine Cabinet Workshop)

6pm-8pm Learn how to use food as medicine like our ancestors did and make a powerful immune-boosting elderberry syrup to take home with you! Seasonal changes can lead to uncomfortable allergies including irritating coughs and itchy throats. Simple herbal remedies offer an effective way to help alleviate the symptoms of seasonal allergies and colds. We’ll discuss the energetics, origin, beneficial properties of plants such elderberry, ginger, marshmallow root, hyssop, cinnamon and thyme and how to use them to create to…

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A glass lib atop a white marble table. A wooden honey dripper rest in the lid and a generous amount of partially crystallized honey fills most of the lid.

November 21, 2019 | , , , , , , , , ,

Make + Take: Herbal Electuary & Lozenges (Urban Medicine Cabinet Workshop)

6pm-8pm Seasonal changes can trigger uncomfortable allergies and lead to nasal and sinus congestion. Simple herbal remedies offer an effective way to help alleviate these symptoms. We will discuss medicinal herb profiles for chamomile, rosemary, meadow sweet, willow bark, peppermint, licorice, dandelion, marshmallow and elecampane and learn a process for preparing herbal lozenges! You’ll create an electuary of your own to take home with you, and you’ll also have the opportunity to sample other lozenges made in class. This event…

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November 24, 2019 | , , , , , , , , ,

Make + Take: Calendula Ointment (Urban Medicine Cabinet Workshop)

1pm-3pm Anytime is a good time to make calendula ointment! No first aid kit should be without this super all-purpose ointment on a budget. We’ll discuss the energetics and properties of calendula and rosemary. You’ll learn techniques for making your own medicinal ointments– including infusion, melting and cooling– and you’ll leave this hands-on workshop with a soft first aid herbal ointment that works wonderfully for wounds, rashes, insect bites, cuts and a variety of skin irritations. This event will take…

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December 5, 2019 | , , , , , , , , ,

Make + Take: Tinctures & Tonics (Urban Medicine Cabinet Workshop)

6pm-8pm You can start building your own home apothecary by creating a basic herbal tincture that you can take home and use to treat symptoms of seasonal allergies and other ailments. We’ll discuss the specific energetics, origin, beneficial properties and uses of both nettle and dandelion. You will learn maceration techniques to create safe grain alcohol-based preparations with vodka and brandy. We’ll also discuss ways to incorporate tinctures and tonics into busy lifestyles. This event will take place in a…

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