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A couple peices of clean, fresh ginger root against a white background

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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Several stacks of handmade soap on a wooden table, with a blue ceramic jug, tall bottle of oil, and rose petals all around.

November 5, 2019 | , , , , , ,

Soap & Sip: Soap Making with a Twist

6pm-8pm Learn the art of creating healthy, safe, hand-crafted soap using everyday natural ingredients such as essential oils, butters, and herbs that can be found in your own kitchen or garden. Learn about melt & pour soap making while you relax and create one-of-a-kind bar soaps to enjoy and share. Feel free to BYOB or enjoy some of our selections. Charvalia (Char) Lovett is the creator of organic, hand crafted hair, body, bath, and aromatherapy products. She specializes in the use…

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seed pod falling

November 6, 2019 | , ,

Little Explorers: Seed Collectors (2019)

How do seeds travel? Collect seeds from all over the garden and make natural mosaic of seeds. 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…

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A painting of a wild turkey walking in front of shrubs in red fall foliage

November 10, 2019 | , , , ,

Bird Anatomy for Artists (2019)

This one-of-a-kind workshop is back by popular demand! From goldfinches to bald eagles, Bartram’s Garden is a favorite stop for many migratory and year-round species of birds. We’ll take a look at the art and the science of avian anatomy. Explore new techniques for drawing on the fly and experience our feathered friends from a new perspective. Teaching artist Heather Rinehart approaches fine art through her love of science and history. She has a professional background in illustration and design…

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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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A view from inside the Bartram House, in the white-walled conservatory, looking toward a yellow door, beside a sunny window with a wooden bench in front of it

December 1, 2019 | , , , ,

Holiday Card-Making in the Bartram House (2019)

A designated National Historic Landmark, the Bartram House sits watch over the historic core of Bartram’s Garden. Enjoy the holiday season with a tour of this unique and artful work of architecture, and be inspired to create handcrafted stationery within the respite of John Bartram’s cozy farmhouse. Teaching artist Heather Rinehart approaches fine art through her love of science and history. She has a professional background in illustration and design and a deep interest in nature and storytelling, offering her…

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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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