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September 6, 2019 | , , , , ,

Photo Show Opening: Ryan Hogan

Working at Bartram’s Garden has given Ryan Hogan the opportunity to capture moments in the garden that aren’t as obvious at a passing glance. Collected over several seasons, these photographs give a glimpse at the hidden life of the garden and its inhabitants. Please check out some of Ryan’s distinctive work here. His show will be up throughout the month of September inside the Barn Gallery. Refreshments provided. This event will take place in a space that is accessible via…

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A small parade of young children in a meadow, carrying a large paper mache bee and lead by an adult in a bee costume

September 8, 2019 | , , , ,

10th Annual Philadelphia Honey Festival (2019)

The FINAL day of the Philadelphia Honey Festival—Sunday, September 8th at Bartram’s Garden! Come celebrate 10 years of HoneyFest with us. Honey Festival is a Philadelphia tradition that kicks off the fall season in our region. Everyone is back from the shore and it’s a beautiful time to get outside and celebrate nature, from the busy honey bee to lesser-known native pollinators like solitary bees & wasps. Come try & buy local Philadelphia honey and enjoy all the free family…

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A woodland path bordered by green trees

September 12, 2019 | , , ,

Make + Take: Full Moon Medicine Magic (2019)

In this season of plant abundance and full moon magic, we’ll talk about creating rituals with the moon – ways of bringing the energy of the full and new moon into one’s life and how some of our local weeds can support that magic. Everyone will make a bundle of herbs to burn for clearing energy and other ritual purposes, as well as an infused oil to charge under the full moon. This workshop will encourage participants to reach into…

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A light blue fabric flag with the word "Peace" written on it, other colors of fabric sewn below, and arabesque doodle. There is a red peace sign but someone left out the bottom middle line, so it is actually just a circle divided into thirds.

September 14, 2019 | , , , ,

Garden Sanctuary Workshop: Peace Flags (2019)

Peace flags are made as a visual expression of dreams and hopes, and used to create sanctuary in various spaces. For this workshop, we draw from the ancient and sacred practice of prayer flags, which began in India thousands of years ago before spreading to Tibet. These flags are hung outside with the belief that the intentions described on them will be carried with the wind to all corners of the Earth. All participants will have the opportunity to create…

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September 22, 2019 | , , , ,

Seed Cleaning (Volunteer Session, Autumn 2019)

Bartram’s Garden horticulturalist Mandy Katz 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…

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close-up of a bright purple cacao pod growing on a mossy branch

October 10, 2019 | , , , ,

Make + Take: Chocolate and Green Tea (2019)

Chocolate and green tea have long, global histories and myriad health benefits. In this workshop, we’ll dive into the traditional cultural medicinal uses and colonial histories of both these plants. We’ll talk about how they are currently used to improve vitality and support chronic health issues. We’ll sample lots of green tea and chocolate, and everyone will take home a medicinal hot chocolate blend, as well as recipes to try. Kelly McCarthy is a clinical herbalist and educator based in…

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Close-up of a branch covered in ice and snow

February 2, 2020 | , , ,

Make + Take: Herbal Toolkit for Seasonal Depression and Anxiety (2020)

We’ll take a look at plants that can alleviate acute and chronic anxiety and depression and discuss the most effective method of using them. Herbs that address underlying imbalances that lead to mental health challenges will also be covered. No prior knowledge of plants or herbal medicine required! YOU WILL GO HOME WITH: an on-the-go sampler kit that will help you to figure out what plants are most effective for you when stressful situations come up. Kelly McCarthy is a…

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