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March 26, 2019 | ,

POPCORE 4: Urban Permaculture & Food Forests Workshop @ Bartram’s Garden (2019)

Join us for the fourth in the 4-part series of POP’s Community Orchard Resilience Education (POP CORE) course! 4pm – 5pm: Tour of Bartram’s Orchard / Sankofa Farm and pollinator gardens (optional) 5pm – 6pm: Potluck & Community Discussion (optional) 6pm – 8pm: In Class Workshop Introduction to Permaculture Ethics and Principles of Design Urban Permaculture Examples from Philadelphia and Beyond Perennial Polycultures and Food Forests Discussion of Developing a Permaculture Network within Philadelphia’s Food Systems POPCORE combines many elements…

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March 30, 2019 | ,

The Great Blue Heron (2019)

The Great Blue Heron Free Jazz Big Band Bartram’s Garden Barn Saturday March 30th at 8pm-9:30pm Five to Seven Dollars, Sliding Scale. $2 Tickets availabe to Southwest Philly Residents or ACCESS Card Holders “The Great Blue Heron” is a newly formed collective of some of Philadelphia’s very best Avant-Garde and Free Jazz musicians performing improvised compositions through deep listening and creative reaction. Led by Bass Clarinetist Mike Watson. As with the heron itself, the music strives for patience, timing, and…

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April 3, 2019 | , ,

Little Explorers: Growing Plants, Growing Minds (2019)

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. 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…

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Schuylkill River Cleanup

April 7, 2019 |

Schuylkill River Cleanup at Bartram’s Garden

Before the flowers bloom and the leaves unfold, join us as we collect the trash that has gathered in Bartram’s meadows, woods, and wetlands throughout the fall and winter. Children and adults, come welcome spring and help out! Bring your own reusable water bottle. Gloves, bags, and snacks will be provided. Find something cool and you may even win a prize! Special thanks to Adrie Young and her family for organizing this spectacular event and for helping our river and…

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April 10, 2019 |

Wetland BioBlitz (2019)

How do you know which plants and animals are living in a certain habitat? You count them! We’ll visit the unique tidal wetland at Bartram’s Garden and learn how scientists tally & track the organisms within an ecosystem. Part of our Exploring the Schuylkill Watershed Sequence Ages 5-13. $12 per student or free for Bartram’s Garden Members at the Family level and up. Become a Member online at bartramsgarden.org/join or join on program day. Reservations required; you can register at…

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April 10, 2019 |

Wetland BioBlitz (2019)

How do you know which plants and animals are living in a certain habitat? You count them! We’ll visit the unique tidal wetland at Bartram’s Garden and learn how scientists tally & track the organisms within an ecosystem. Part of our Exploring the Schuylkill Watershed Sequence Ages 5-13. $12 per student or free for Bartram’s Garden Members at the Family level and up. Become a Member online at bartramsgarden.org/join or join on program day. Reservations required; you can register at…

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Seedlings

April 13, 2019

Second Saturday Volunteer Day (2019)

We welcome volunteers on the second and fourth Saturday of most months from April to October, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Volunteers will work with our staff on seasonal tasks like weeding, planting, cleaning, pruning, and light maintenance. No special experience or skills required. Dress for working outdoors, and if you have them, bring work gloves and a water bottle. Out of respect for our staff and other volunteers, please make sure you are arrive promptly at 9:30 AM. Tours…

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Seedlings

April 13, 2019 |

Second Saturday Volunteer Day (2019)

We welcome volunteers on the second and fourth Saturday of most months from April to October, 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. Volunteers will work with our staff on seasonal tasks like weeding, planting, cleaning, pruning, and light maintenance. No special experience or skills required. Dress for working outdoors, and if you have them, bring work gloves and a water bottle. Out of respect for our staff and other volunteers, please make sure you are arrive promptly at 9:30 AM. Tours of…

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April 14, 2019 | , , ,

Make + Take: Medicinal Spring Tonics (2019)

As the plants start to come to life after winter, our metabolism and energy also increase. Spring tonics like nettle, dandelion, chickweed, and cleavers have been used to help us transition into a faster paced time of year. Come learn about these early medicinals and make a spring tonic vinegar infusion. If you can bring a 4-8oz glass jar with a lid, that would be great. Materials provided. Members: $15 Non-members: $20 Southwest Neighbors & ACCESS Card Holders: $2 Kelly…

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