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March 7, 2018 | , , ,

Little Explorers: It’s Raining, It’s Pouring! (2018)

Wriggling worms and mud puddles make for fun springtime art and science explorations. Monthly program for toddlers and preschoolers ages 2-4. Each session includes activities, performances, snacks, and walks through the garden, weather permitting. Pre-registration required, one adult chaperone for every two children. Bring a picnic lunch and stay for our free story hour at noon from April to November. Please note the program will be cancelled if the Philadelphia School District is closed for a weather emergency. $12 per…

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March 8, 2018 | , , , , ,

POP CORE, Session 1 – Pruning and Eco-Orchard Seasons (2018)

Join the Philadelphia Orchard Project (P.O.P.) for the first session of their POPCORE urban orchardist training course. This workshop will provide a look at ecological orchard care through the seasons and focus on winter pruning of fruit trees, berry bushes, and fruiting vines. Classroom session starts at 6pm, preceded by optional hands-on pruning training starting at 3pm. POP CORE trainings combine many elements of orchard stewardship, ecosystem design and food uses that Philadelphia Orchard Project (P.O.P.) has learned over the…

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March 14, 2018 | , , ,

Homeschooler Day: Tracker (2018)

The garden is full of secretive creatures and hidden stories. We’ll learn some tricks for detecting creatures and we’ll put our skills to use during an active day of games and exploration. SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH (with exception of March 2017). Morning session takes place 10 am to noon. Afternoon session takes place 1 pm to 3 pm. Program is canceled if Philadelphia School District is closed for weather emergencies. $12 per student or free for Bartram’s Garden Members…

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March 14, 2018 | , , ,

Homeschooler Day: Tracker (2018)

The garden is full of secretive creatures and hidden stories. We’ll learn some tricks for detecting creatures and we’ll put our skills to use during an active day of games and exploration. SECOND WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTH. Morning session takes place 10 am to noon. Afternoon session takes place 1 pm to 3 pm. Program is canceled if Philadelphia School District is closed for weather emergencies. $12 per student or free for Bartram’s Garden Members at the Family level and…

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March 14, 2018 | , , , , , , ,

EdenSpore Course: Living Seasonally, Growing Cyclically (2018)

For centuries, people all over the Northern Hemisphere have been marking the seasons as we do now, developing cultures around them and learning to survive and proliferate. Globalized living and ever-increasing reliance on digital technology have made the shifts of the seasons easier to ignore, but our bodies, ecosystems, and brains are still calibrated to adapt to them. These classes will provide you with tools that mentally prepare and excite you to engage with the cycle of the seasons so…

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March 15, 2018 | , , , ,

POP CORE 2: Eco-Orchard Pest & Disease Management (2018)

Join the Philadelphia Orchard Project (P.O.P.) for the second session of their POPCORE urban orchardist training course. This workshop will cover POP’s holistic, organic approach to managing fruit tree pest and disease challenges. Classroom session starts at 6pm, preceded by optional hands-on training in holistic sprays starting at 3:30pm. POP CORE trainings combine many elements of orchard stewardship, ecosystem design and food uses that Philadelphia Orchard Project (P.O.P.) has learned over the past ten years.  This four-part series is intended…

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March 22, 2018 | , , , ,

POP CORE 3- Plants, Fungi, and What to Do With Them (2018)

Join the Philadelphia Orchard Project (P.O.P.) for the third session of their POPCORE urban orchardist training course. This workshop will explore harvesting and use of orchard fruits, herbs, and mushrooms. Classroom session starts at 6pm, preceded by optional wild edibles walk (4pm) and community potluck (5pm). POP CORE trainings combine many elements of orchard stewardship, ecosystem design and food uses that Philadelphia Orchard Project (P.O.P.) has learned over the past ten years.  This four-part series is intended to grow the…

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March 29, 2018 | , , , ,

POPCORE 4: Permaculture and Philadelphia’s Food System (2018)

Join the Philadelphia Orchard Project (P.O.P.) for the fourth and final session of their POPCORE urban orchardist training course. This workshop will introduce the ethics and principles of permaculture ecosystem design and explore its relation to the world of urban agriculture in Philadelphia. Classroom session starts at 6pm, preceded by optional tour of the Bartram’s Orchard and pollinator gardens starting at 4pm. POP CORE trainings combine many elements of orchard stewardship, ecosystem design and food uses that Philadelphia Orchard Project…

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April 1, 2018 | , , , , , ,

Designing Urban Ecosystems: Tools and Techniques for Regenerative Living (2018)

A Four Part Course Dates: Sundays – 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22 Time: 11:30am-1:30pm Learn about landscape design, community building and future building in this 4-part course. Rooted in holistic horticultural practices and environmental justice, instructor Robyn Mello will draw from her experiences designing and maintaining public gardens throughout the Philadelphia. We will discuss principles of permaculture, land use policy, community organizing, and we will learn about varieties of edible and medicinal perennial plants that will grow well in the Philadelphia…

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