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raindrops falling into a puddle in a rain shower

March 4, 2020 | , ,

Little Explorers: It’s Raining, It’s Pouring! (2020)

Wriggling worms and mud puddles make for fun springtime art and science explorations.   Designed for toddlers and pre-schoolers, ages 2-4. One adult chaperone is required for every two children. Each session includes activities, performances, snacks, and walks through the garden, weather permitting. Please note: Program is cancelled if Philadelphia School District is closed for weather emergencies. 1st Wednesday of the month, February through November. Morning session takes place 10 am to 11:30 am. Bring a picnic lunch and join…

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March 12, 2020 | , , , , , , ,

POPCORE 2: Orchard Pest & Disease Management @ Bartram’s Garden (2020)

Join us for the second session of the POPCORE urban orchardist training course: 3:30 – 5pm: Demonstration of Compost Tea & Holistic Sprays (optional, weather permitting) 5 – 6pm: Potluck & Community Discussion (optional) 6 – 8pm: Workshop Intro to holistic orchard management Most common insect pests Most common fungi and diseases Most common animal pests Organic/holistic spray options Intro to beneficial insects and how to attract them POPCORE combines many elements of orchard stewardship, ecosystem design, and food uses…

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March 19, 2020 | , , , , ,

POPCORE 3: Orchard Harvest Workshop @ Bartram’s Garden (2020)

Join us for the third in the four-part series of POP’s Community Orchard Resilience Education (POP CORE) course! 4pm – 5pm: Early Spring Wild Edibles Walk (optional, weather-permitting) 5pm – 6pm: Community Potluck and Food Culture Share (optional) 6pm – 8pm: In-class Workshop When and how to harvest fruits Low-maintenance, high yield food plants Perennial medicinal and culinary herbs for the Philly climate Edible and soil-building fungi for the orchard Sample polycultures Sample perennial edibles recipes – cider, fermentation, jams,…

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two seedlings

April 1, 2020 | , ,

Little Explorers: Growing Plants, Growing Minds (2020)

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.   Designed for toddlers and pre-schoolers, ages 2-4. One adult chaperone is required for every two children. Each session includes activities, performances, snacks, and walks through the garden, weather permitting. Please note: Program is cancelled if Philadelphia School District is closed for weather emergencies. 1st Wednesday of the month, February through November. Morning…

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Bird sitting on a branch in a green-leafed tree

May 6, 2020 | , ,

Little Explorers: Spring is for the Birds (2020)

Find out where birds live and how they talk, then build your own nest out of materials from the Garden.   Designed for toddlers and pre-schoolers, ages 2-4. One adult chaperone is required for every two children. Each session includes activities, performances, snacks, and walks through the garden, weather permitting. Please note: Program is cancelled if Philadelphia School District is closed for weather emergencies. 1st Wednesday of the month, February through November. Morning session takes place 10 am to 11:30…

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tides on tap

May 28, 2020 | , , ,

Tides on Tap | A Fundraiser for Bartram’s Garden (2020)

Support Bartram’s Garden while enjoying some springtime sunshine and local brews at the Community Boathouse on the Schuylkill River. Admission includes your first drink! Festivities will include horticulture quizzo (5:30 to 6:00 PM), a local DJ, food trucks (cash only), and sweet treats. Bring your puppers & kiddos, this event is dog & family friendly! All instruction and equipment provided and kids boat free with a parent or guardian! $15 online pre-sale adult admission, $18 at the door. *Admission tickets…

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A lush garden with lots of greenery, yellow and pink flowers

June 3, 2020 | , ,

Little Explorers: The Garden in Bloom (2020)

We’ll explore Bartram’s Garden with all of our senses and create colorful flower art.   Designed for toddlers and pre-schoolers, ages 2-4. One adult chaperone is required for every two children. Each session includes activities, performances, snacks, and walks through the garden, weather permitting. Please note: Program is cancelled if Philadelphia School District is closed for weather emergencies. 1st Wednesday of the month, February through November. Morning session takes place 10 am to 11:30 am. Bring a picnic lunch and…

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two black swallowtail caterpillars

July 1, 2020 | , ,

Little Explorers: Caterpillars, Dragonflies, and Butterflies (2020)

Search for cool bugs in the Garden and make your very own insect sculpture.   Designed for toddlers and pre-schoolers, ages 2-4. One adult chaperone is required for every two children. Each session includes activities, performances, snacks, and walks through the garden, weather permitting. Please note: Program is cancelled if Philadelphia School District is closed for weather emergencies. 1st Wednesday of the month, February through November. Morning session takes place 10 am to 11:30 am. Bring a picnic lunch and…

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happy child running through sprinkler

August 5, 2020 | , ,

Little Explorers: Water Wonderland (2020)

Cool off with outdoor water games and discover why water is important to the Garden.   Designed for toddlers and pre-schoolers, ages 2-4. One adult chaperone is required for every two children. Each session includes activities, performances, snacks, and walks through the garden, weather permitting. Please note: Program is cancelled if Philadelphia School District is closed for weather emergencies. 1st Wednesday of the month, February through November. Morning session takes place 10 am to 11:30 am. Bring a picnic lunch…

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