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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 21, 2018 | , , , ,

Make + Take: Herbal Bitters Cocktails Make and Sip (2018)

Using common plants, we’ll make our own herbal bitters — long used as a digestive and overall health tonic. This workshop will cover the historic and medicinal properties of bitter herbs, as well as guidelines for creating delicious cocktail bitters. If you have an empty 4oz glass jar with a lid at home, please bring it in to be reused. If not, we’ll have one on hand for you. All materials provided. General Pricing: $25 Member Pricing: $20

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July 2, 2018 | , , , , , ,

Mycomedicines: Mushrooms for Human and Ecosystem Health (2018)

A Four Part Course Dates: Mondays – 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23 Time: 6-8pm Americans have long been averse to mushrooms, arguably due to British colonial influence on our attitudes regarding the kingdom Fungi. Many of us learn to fear wild mushrooms as kids, but very few move beyond that fear and into a more complex understanding of the numerous mushroom species native to Philadelphia, many of which have been used as medicine since ancient times. In recent years, we have…

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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 9, 2018 | , , , , , ,

Mycomedicines: Mushrooms for Human and Ecosystem Health (2018)

A Four Part Course Dates: Mondays – 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23 Time: 6-8pm Americans have long been averse to mushrooms, arguably due to British colonial influence on our attitudes regarding the kingdom Fungi. Many of us learn to fear wild mushrooms as kids, but very few move beyond that fear and into a more complex understanding of the numerous mushroom species native to Philadelphia, many of which have been used as medicine since ancient times. In recent years, we have…

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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 16, 2018 | , , , , , ,

Mycomedicines: Mushrooms for Human and Ecosystem Health (2018)

A Four Part Course Dates: Mondays – 7/2, 7/9, 7/16, 7/23 Time: 6-8pm Americans have long been averse to mushrooms, arguably due to British colonial influence on our attitudes regarding the kingdom Fungi. Many of us learn to fear wild mushrooms as kids, but very few move beyond that fear and into a more complex understanding of the numerous mushroom species native to Philadelphia, many of which have been used as medicine since ancient times. In recent years, we have…

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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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