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8.21.18 Tuesday - Exhibit: Picture Perfect Parkway Photographs

Enjoy this free exhibit of winning photographs of the natural and artistic beauty of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, in celebration of the parkway's 100th anniversary.

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8.21.18 Tuesday - Dividing Perennials Workshop

Learn how and when to divide your garden’s perennials, so you can multiply your favorites to take care.

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8.21.18 Tuesday - Touch Earth and You’re Home

Ewan & Malaika Gilpin, founders of One Art Community Center A present an evening of discussion on how farming has helped them grow a community and why immigration is an essential element of enriching a city.

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8.21.18 Tuesday - Pop up Plant Swap with Philly Plant Exchange (South Street)

Join PHS and fellow plant enthusiasts for this fun night of swapping plants with Philly Plant Exchange! Sponsored by Solo Real Estate.

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8.22.18 Wednesday - Exhibit: Picture Perfect Parkway Photographs

Enjoy this free exhibit of winning photographs of the natural and artistic beauty of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, in celebration of the parkway's 100th anniversary.

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8.22.18 Wednesday - Flower Power

Learn flower-growing tips, how to attract pollinators, and make a jam jar bouquet with cut flowers from PHS Meadowbrook Farm to brighten up your home.

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8.22.18 Wednesday - Cover Cropping, Intercropping and Season Extension

Learn how to use cover crops to improve soil fertility as well as how to extend garden harvests through the fall.

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8.23.18 Thursday - Exhibit: Picture Perfect Parkway Photographs

Enjoy this free exhibit of winning photographs of the natural and artistic beauty of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, in celebration of the parkway's 100th anniversary.

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8.23.18 Thursday - Thursday Gardening Series at Meadowbrook Farm

View the full list of events available for the Thursday Gardening Series at Meadowbrook Farm.

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8.23.18 Thursday - Third Thursdays: Morning Tours

Explore the house and gardens of Meadowbrook Farm and discover the beauty and history of this magnificent destination garden.

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8.23.18 Thursday - Arranging from the Garden

Learn how the staff at Chanticleer creates flower arrangements from the garden, without diminishing the overall planting design.

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8.23.18 Thursday - Fourth Thursdays: Garden to Vase

Join PHS Meadowbrook Farm for this BYOB Floral Workshop Series every Fourth Thursday. This week: Foliage Fun!

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8.23.18 Thursday - Fattoush Story Circle

Learn about sustainable food practices from around the world with PHS Farm for the City and Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture

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8.24.18 Friday - Exhibit: Picture Perfect Parkway Photographs

Enjoy this free exhibit of winning photographs of the natural and artistic beauty of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, in celebration of the parkway's 100th anniversary.

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8.25.18 Saturday - Dynamic Dirt- Protect the Healthy Bugs Your Can’t See

Join Farmers Stanley Morgan and Dylan DeVlieger. Understand the chain of nutrient sharing from soil to plant to our food and seeds. Study and discuss the traditional and emerging methods for mineral and microbe retention.

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8.26.18 Sunday - Critter Crafternoon with Snapology (uCity)

(Rescheduled) Join Snapology for this family friendly activity and create butterflies, insects, flowers, root systems and more with K'nex and LEGO bricks, then let your child's imagination go wild with free building.

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8.26.18 Sunday - Make & Take (South Street)

Come out and learn about 11 of the most common essential oils, how to use them, where to apply them and the wellness benefits.

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8.27.18 Monday - Exhibit: Picture Perfect Parkway Photographs

Enjoy this free exhibit of winning photographs of the natural and artistic beauty of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, in celebration of the parkway's 100th anniversary.

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8.27.18 Monday - Living Soul Yoga

Inspired by the true healing nature of yoga, Loving Soul Yoga’s mission is to spread the teachings of multiple styles of yoga to raise students’ vibrations, one breath at a time.

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8.28.18 Tuesday - Exhibit: Picture Perfect Parkway Photographs

Enjoy this free exhibit of winning photographs of the natural and artistic beauty of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, in celebration of the parkway's 100th anniversary.

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8.28.18 Tuesday - Act Out! - Tree Charades

Join PHS Tree Tenders and act out! City Trees, like their Human cohabiters, live with stress. Learn what stresses-out our shady friends and how you can help them. Interactive, with props, and lots of laughter! We guarantee that you will never look at trees the same way again

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8.29.18 Wednesday - Exhibit: Picture Perfect Parkway Photographs

Enjoy this free exhibit of winning photographs of the natural and artistic beauty of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, in celebration of the parkway's 100th anniversary.

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8.30.18 Thursday - Thursday Gardening Series at Meadowbrook Farm

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8.30.18 Thursday - Exhibit: Picture Perfect Parkway Photographs

Enjoy this free exhibit of winning photographs of the natural and artistic beauty of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, in celebration of the parkway's 100th anniversary.

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8.30.18 Thursday - Third Thursdays: Morning Tours

Explore the house and gardens of Meadowbrook Farm and discover the beauty and history of this magnificent destination garden.

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8.30.18 Thursday - Fifth Thursdays: Shop and Stroll

PHS Meadowbrook Farm's Fifth Thursdays! Special evenings will include shopping discounts, live music, and great horticultural information.

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8.30.18 Thursday - Book Club: Climate Change, Environmental Justice and Gardening

Joanne Douglas joins Bob Jobin and the PHS’ Book Club team to discuss climate change, environmental justice, and gardening. Join us in reading a selection of writings about the social and ecological implications of a changing climate.

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8.31.18 Friday - Exhibit: Picture Perfect Parkway Photographs

Enjoy this free exhibit of winning photographs of the natural and artistic beauty of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, in celebration of the parkway's 100th anniversary.

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8.31.18 Friday - Living Soul Yoga

Inspired by the true healing nature of yoga, Loving Soul Yoga’s mission is to spread the teachings of multiple styles of yoga to raise students’ vibrations, one breath at a time.

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8.31.18 Friday - We Are Deeply Rooted

Visit Farm for the City for this Friday evening event featuring stories from Denise Valentine and movies from local film makers that celebrate communities’ futures.

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9.1.18 Saturday - Family Tree: Relationships of Plants

Farm for the City hosts Kecha Medina & Dylan DeVlieger present this workshop on Botanical identities and relationships of plants.

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9.3.18 Monday - Exhibit: Picture Perfect Parkway Photographs

Enjoy this free exhibit of winning photographs of the natural and artistic beauty of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, in celebration of the parkway's 100th anniversary.

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9.3.18 Monday - Look in A Book

Visit with us and our books to see amazing photography of plants and get a taste of PHS’ excellent research library!

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9.4.18 Tuesday - Exhibit: Picture Perfect Parkway Photographs

Enjoy this free exhibit of winning photographs of the natural and artistic beauty of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, in celebration of the parkway's 100th anniversary.

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9.4.18 Tuesday - Game Night with Plant-it Planet & the Food Trust

Explore the value of working collectively and the value of natural resources. The game will produce tangible action plans and illustrate a common vision for collective action!

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9.5.18 Wednesday - Exhibit: Picture Perfect Parkway Photographs

Enjoy this free exhibit of winning photographs of the natural and artistic beauty of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, in celebration of the parkway's 100th anniversary.

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9.5.18 Wednesday - Private Tour at Northview Garden with Jenny Rose Carey - Morning

Join PHS Meadowbrook Farm’s Senior Director, Jenny Rose Carey, on a personal summer tour of her private garden, Northview.

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9.5.18 Wednesday - Private Tour at Northview Garden with Jenny Rose Carey - Afternoon

Join PHS Meadowbrook Farm’s Senior Director, Jenny Rose Carey, on a personal summer tour of her private garden, Northview.

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9.6.18 Thursday - Thursday Gardening Series at Meadowbrook Farm

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9.6.18 Thursday - Exhibit: Picture Perfect Parkway Photographs

Enjoy this free exhibit of winning photographs of the natural and artistic beauty of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, in celebration of the parkway's 100th anniversary.

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9.6.18 Thursday - Third Thursdays: Morning Tours

Explore the house and gardens of Meadowbrook Farm and discover the beauty and history of this magnificent destination garden.

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9.6.18 Thursday - First Thursdays: Family Fun in the Garden

First Thursdays are free and open for families with pre-school and elementary-aged children to come to Meadowbrook’s newly created Family Garden. This week's theme: Leaves Day!

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9.6.18 Thursday - Tropical Plants for Late Summer Impact

Dan Benarcik, Chanticleer Horticulturist, will demonstrate how the use of tropical plants provides an opportunity for a splash of luxury, to incorporate bold foliage and lush growth to add color, texture, movement, and seasonal excitement to your garden.

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9.6.18 Thursday - Grow Your Own Winecap Mushrooms From Woodchips

Learn how to grow the delicious Winecap mushrooms on wood chips and leave with a bag of spawn to help start your own cultivation.

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9.6.18 Thursday - Scorch the Earth

Explore ways to manage organic materials, create bio-chard and discuss how these traditional practices can support generations to come.

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9.7.18 Friday - Exhibit: Picture Perfect Parkway Photographs

Enjoy this free exhibit of winning photographs of the natural and artistic beauty of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, in celebration of the parkway's 100th anniversary.

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9.7.18 Friday - We Are Deeply Rooted - First Friday

Join us for a First Friday event hosted by Denise Valentine and Featuring Afaq Mahmoud, art from Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture, and more. Celebrate the Then, Now, and Next of many immigrant communities through storytelling and visual art. Please join us for the evening!

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9.8.18 Saturday - Penn State Extension: Master Gardening!

Join Master Gardeners to chat about your plants and hear stories from their gardens. Growing food for markets? Raising chickens? Looking for new ways to irrigate and conserve? Stop by for a chat!

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9.9.18 Sunday - Philadelphia Inclusive Arts Festival

Community Art Project: Being a Productive Ally. Collaborative, public art-making activity that invites the general public and artists alike to come together to create a wall of ‘advice’ on being a productive ally to marginalized groups/communities."

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9.10.18 Monday - Exhibit: Picture Perfect Parkway Photographs

Enjoy this free exhibit of winning photographs of the natural and artistic beauty of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, in celebration of the parkway's 100th anniversary.

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9.10.18 Monday - Vegetable Gardens in Containers

Not much space but still want an edible garden at home? No problem! Learn how to grow food in containers with tips from the PHS gardening team. Presented by Sally McCabe and Adam Hill.

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9.10.18 Monday - DIY Succulent Gardens with Beaucycled (South Street)

Come plant your very own succulent arrangement with your choice of locally harvested succulent plants and a vintage upcycled planter!

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9.11.18 Tuesday - Exhibit: Picture Perfect Parkway Photographs

Enjoy this free exhibit of winning photographs of the natural and artistic beauty of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, in celebration of the parkway's 100th anniversary.

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9.12.18 Wednesday - Exhibit: Picture Perfect Parkway Photographs

Enjoy this free exhibit of winning photographs of the natural and artistic beauty of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, in celebration of the parkway's 100th anniversary.

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9.12.18 Wednesday - Private Gardens of Northfield & Linwood, NJ

Join us for an enjoyable day visiting the private homes and gardens of the shore towns Northfield and Linwood.

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9.12.18 Wednesday - Transitioning Your Containers Into the Cooler Months

Transition your container gardens from fading summer blooms to weather the cooler months.

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9.13.18 Thursday - Exhibit: Picture Perfect Parkway Photographs

Enjoy this free exhibit of winning photographs of the natural and artistic beauty of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, in celebration of the parkway's 100th anniversary.

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9.13.18 Thursday - Thursday Gardening Series at Meadowbrook Farm

View the full list of events available for the Thursday Gardening Series at Meadowbrook Farm.

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9.13.18 Thursday - Third Thursdays: Morning Tours

Explore the house and gardens of Meadowbrook Farm and discover the beauty and history of this magnificent destination garden.

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9.13.18 Thursday - Critter Crafternoon with Snapology (uCity)

Join Snapology for this family friendly activity and create butterflies, insects, flowers, root systems and more with K'nex and LEGO bricks, then let your child's imagination go wild with free building.

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9.13.18 Thursday - Second Thursdays: Gardening 101

Second Thursdays at PHS Meadowbrook Farm highlight everything you need to know about gardening. This week's theme: Houseplant Care!

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9.14.18 Friday - Exhibit: Picture Perfect Parkway Photographs

Enjoy this free exhibit of winning photographs of the natural and artistic beauty of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, in celebration of the parkway's 100th anniversary.

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9.14.18 Friday - Native Ferns: ID and Culture

Get the 411 on fern biology and identification in natural landscape settings.

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9.15.18 Saturday - Flower Show Pressed Plants Artistic Workshop

Learn how to execute a pressed plant scene depicting water in the spirit of the 2019 Flower Show Theme, Flower Power!

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9.15.18 Saturday - Growth Potential

Learn how to scale up your farm’s production from local farmers. Whether you are wanting to grow more food or expand and diversify your programming, hear ways it has worked for other urban farms.

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9.15.18 Saturday - Temple Ambler in Bloom

Learn more about Temple Ambler's history with the Philadelphia Flower Show and how those hands-on learning experiences have helped to teach students and develop new Arboretum garden spaces.

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9.16.18 Sunday - Seed Saving Class w/ Seed Circle Library (South Street)

Keith Monahan, Co-founder of Seed Circle Library in South Jersey, will be presenting tips on seed saving followed by a hands on demonstration.

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9.16.18 Sunday - Food Trust: Listening Session on Food in Philadelphia

Join us to voice your concerns about the current local food system and be a part of shaping the future of our city.

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9.17.18 Monday - Exhibit: Picture Perfect Parkway Photographs

Enjoy this free exhibit of winning photographs of the natural and artistic beauty of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, in celebration of the parkway's 100th anniversary.

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9.17.18 Monday - Living Soul Yoga

Inspired by the true healing nature of yoga, Loving Soul Yoga’s mission is to spread the teachings of multiple styles of yoga to raise students’ vibrations, one breath at a time.

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9.17.18 Monday - Delaware County Tree Tenders Basic Training

Help plant and care for trees in your region, your community, or your yard. Become a PHS Tree Tender! The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region.

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9.18.18 Tuesday - Exhibit: Picture Perfect Parkway Photographs

Enjoy this free exhibit of winning photographs of the natural and artistic beauty of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, in celebration of the parkway's 100th anniversary.

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9.18.18 Tuesday - PHS/PWD Rain Check (South Street)

Through Rain Check, Philadelphia residents can have storm water management tools installed at their homes for free or for a reduced price. Rain Check offers rain barrels, downspout planter boxes, rain gardens, de-paving, and porous pavers.

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9.18.18 Tuesday - Soil Generation: Urban Agriculture Roundtable

Meet with local activists and organizers to learn more about the current food justice work in Philadelphia and across the nation.

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9.18.18 Tuesday - DIY Succulent Gardens with Beaucycled (uCity)

Come plant your very own succulent arrangement with your choice of locally harvested succulent plants and a vintage upcycled planter.

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9.19.18 Wednesday - Exhibit: Picture Perfect Parkway Photographs

Enjoy this free exhibit of winning photographs of the natural and artistic beauty of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, in celebration of the parkway's 100th anniversary.

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9.19.18 Wednesday - PECO Green Roof Tour

Want to learn about green roof technology and how it can help the environment? The 45,000 square foot Peco green roof, maintained by PHS, features an observation deck and stunning downtown views of downtown Philadelphia.

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9.19.18 Wednesday - Dynamic Dirt - Leave It Alone

Understand the chain of nutrient sharing from soil to plant to our food and seeds. Study and discuss the traditional and emerging methods for mineral and microbe retention.

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9.20.18 Thursday - Exhibit: Picture Perfect Parkway Photographs

Enjoy this free exhibit of winning photographs of the natural and artistic beauty of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, in celebration of the parkway's 100th anniversary.

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9.20.18 Thursday - Thursday Gardening Series at Meadowbrook Farm

View the full list of events available for the Thursday Gardening Series at Meadowbrook Farm.

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9.20.18 Thursday - Third Thursdays: Morning Tours

Explore the house and gardens of Meadowbrook Farm and discover the beauty and history of this magnificent destination garden.

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9.20.18 Thursday - Making a Monoprint

In this hands-on class, participants will create one-of-a-kind monotype prints using plant material from Chanticleer.

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9.20.18 Thursday - Insect Mini Beast Mansions

Listen to a discussion about attracting pollinators and learn from a hands-on activity to create habitat for pollinators.

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9.20.18 Thursday - Make & Take (uCity)

Make your own jar of lavender bath salts to take home and learn how essential oils can be used in your daily life.

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9.20.18 Thursday - Third Thursdays: Tours with a Twist

Take a tour of PHS Meadowbrook Farm and sip refreshments on the Third Thursday of April through September. This week: Zinnias and Zinfandel.

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9.20.18 Thursday - Movie Night: Plant This Movie

Join us for Movie Night at Farm for the City. “Plant This Movie” explores the zeitgeist of urban farming around the world, from the incredible story of Havana, Cuba to communities of urban farmers in cities as diverse as Shanghai, Calcutta, Addis Ababa, London, and Lima.

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9.21.18 Friday - Exhibit: Picture Perfect Parkway Photographs

Enjoy this free exhibit of winning photographs of the natural and artistic beauty of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, in celebration of the parkway's 100th anniversary.

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9.21.18 Friday - Native Ferns: ID and Culture

Get the 411 on fern biology and identification in natural landscape settings.

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9.21.18 Friday - We Hid Seeds in Our Hair

Join us for a presentation by Shahadah Abdullah & Charlyn Griffith that celebrates the history of seed keeping among communities of color. Learn more about the travels of seeds throughout the diaspora.

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9.22.18 Saturday - PHS Members Plant Dividend (*Revised time)

Members will have the opportunity to choose a free plant from thousands of plants. Experts will be on hand to offer helpful advice.

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9.22.18 Saturday - Pawpaw: The Susquehanna Banana

Join plant breeder Neal Peterson of Peterson Pawpaws as he recounts the fascinating lore and natural history of pawpaws

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9.24.18 Monday - Delaware County Tree Tenders Basic Training

Help plant and care for trees in your region, your community, or your yard. Become a PHS Tree Tender! The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region.

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9.24.18 Monday - DIY Succulent Gardens with Beaucycled (South Street)

Come plant your very own succulent arrangement with your choice of locally harvested succulent plants and a vintage upcycled planter!

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9.25.18 Tuesday - Wholistic.art: Future Food

Join local artists to imagine the future of food with this visually stimulating, hands-on workshop and podcast recording with the Black Tribbles!

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9.25.18 Tuesday - Bucks County Tree Tenders Basic Training

Bucks County: Help plant and care for trees in your region, your community, or your yard. Become a PHS Tree Tender!

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9.25.18 Tuesday - Hydroponic Gardening with Deep Roots Grow Supply (South Street)

Join PHS and Conshohocken-based Deep Roots Grow Supply for a hydroponic gardening workshop. Learn about home-based hydroponic systems, seed starting, cutting, cloning and prepping plants over the winter for spring. Sponsored by Solo Real Estate.

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9.26.18 Wednesday - Laurel Valley Soils Tour

Join City Harvest for an exciting tour and behind the scenes visit with Laurel Valley Soils, open to City Harvest Growers only.

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9.26.18 Wednesday - Rain Check: Get a Rain Barrel!

Learn how you can get a free rain barrel from the Philadelphia Water Department! Reduced pricing for downspout planters, rain gardens, depaving, and permeable pavers will also be offered.

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9.27.18 Thursday - Thursday Gardening Series at Meadowbrook Farm

View the full list of events available for the Thursday Gardening Series at Meadowbrook Farm.

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9.27.18 Thursday - Overwintering Tropicals Indoors

Learn to propagate your favorite tropical plants using cuttings and learn how to minimize common pests.

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9.27.18 Thursday - Fourth Thursdays: Garden to Vase

Join PHS Meadowbrook Farm for this BYOB Floral Workshop Series every Fourth Thursday. This week: Dazzling Dahlias!

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9.27.18 Thursday - Closing Harvest Celebration

Join PHS and Broad Street Ministry for a celebratory closing ceremony and farm plant give away!

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9.28.18 Friday - Native Ferns: ID and Culture

Get the 411 on fern biology and identification in natural landscape settings.

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9.29.18 Saturday - Flower Show Botanical Jewelry Artistic Workshop

Mimi Favre and Caryn Hetherston, longtime Flower Show exhibitors and blue-ribbon winners, will lead this botanical jewelry workshop.

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9.29.18 Saturday - Working with Natural Dyes

Decorate the harvest table this season with a runner or placemats made using natural dyes extracted from goldenrod and walnuts. Nichole Gerding discusses historic uses of dyes and how to identify and responsibly harvest local dye-producing plants.

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9.30.18 Sunday - Make & Take (South Street)

Make your own jar of lavender bath salts to take home and learn how essential oils can be used in your daily life.

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10.1.18 Monday - Delaware County Tree Tenders Basic Training

Help plant and care for trees in your region, your community, or your yard. Become a PHS Tree Tender! The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region.

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10.2.18 Tuesday - Private Gardens of Baltimore

Enjoy three delightful gardens in Northern Baltimore County with PHS. Tashiding, a Sikkimese word meaning “a very auspicious place,” is a 100-acre property in the heart of the Western Run Belfast Road Historic District.

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10.2.18 Tuesday - Bucks County Tree Tenders Basic Training

Bucks County: Help plant and care for trees in your region, your community, or your yard. Become a PHS Tree Tender!

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10.3.18 Wednesday - 2019 Challenge Plants Workshop (Meadowbrook Farm)

Join growers from Meadowbrook Farm and Flower Show Horticourt experts for this informational program on best practices for growing this year’s challenge plants. Get tips on how to enter your plant(s) into the 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show.

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10.3.18 Wednesday - Tree Tenders Fall Basic Training

Want to do something about Climate Change? Help plant and care for trees in your region, your community, or your yard. Become a PHS Tree Tender!

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10.4.18 Thursday - Insider Tour: Behind the Scenes at Chanticleer

Take a behind-the-scenes tour of Chanticleer with the Facilities Manager Ed Hincken. Learn how we maintain water features, research and construct new buildings, and implement green design.

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10.7.18 Sunday - Discover Cuba

Blessed with excellent growing conditions, Cuba has a long history in agricultural production and horticultural know-how. As the largest and most populous island in the Caribbean, the ‘Pearl of the Antilles’ is also a melting pot of cultures and cuisines.

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10.9.18 Tuesday - Hillwood Museum & Gardens and Dumbarton Oaks

Our first stop, Hillwood Museum and Gardens, is a fascinating property where we can explore the mansion (museum) and formal gardens. Neaby, Dumbarton Oaks provides a garden oasis to explore on your own.

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10.9.18 Tuesday - Bucks County Tree Tenders Basic Training

Bucks County: Help plant and care for trees in your region, your community, or your yard. Become a PHS Tree Tender!

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10.10.18 Wednesday - Weeds 101

Learn how to recognize the most common annual and perennial lawn and garden weeds using leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds. The fall section covers species that should be removed before winter, making next year’s garden more maintenance free.

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10.10.18 Wednesday - Tree Tenders Fall Basic Training

Want to do something about Climate Change? Help plant and care for trees in your region, your community, or your yard. Become a PHS Tree Tender!

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10.10.18 Wednesday - Living the Aromatic Life

Explore how to incorporate and use aromatic plants in your garden, your kitchen and throughout your home with Linda Shanahan and Eric VanderHyde of Barefoot Botanicals at the Temple Ambler Arboretum.

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10.11.18 Thursday - Growing Vegetables into the Fall and Winter

Start planting vegetables now and you'll be savoring the flavor of homegrown produce through fall and into winter with Chanticleer's Assistant Horticulturist David Mattern.

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10.12.18 Friday - PHeaSt uCity Square

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society presents PHeaSt uCity Square -- The Party of the Season!

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10.13.18 Saturday - Bee Keeping 101

Don Shump, owner of Philadelphia Bee Company, will show you how bees and beekeepers must work together.

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10.14.18 Sunday - Japanese Garden Pruning: Pines and Needle-Plucking

PHS Members are invited to this one-day course at Shofuso, led by professional Japanese gardener Asher Browne, will cover the fundamentals of pine tree care.

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10.16.18 Tuesday - Historic Garden Tour at the University of Pennsylvania

Take a guided tour of the James G. Kaskey Memorial Park at the University of Pennsylvania.

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10.17.18 Wednesday - Sustainability Action Day: Edible Plant Walk

Join Ambler Arboretum of Temple University Director Kathy Salisbury and the Food Forest Club for a walk on the edible side of the Ambler Arboretum! Learn about the edible plants and herbs that inhabit the Arboretum’s diverse gardens and help commemorate World Food Day (October 16).

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10.17.18 Wednesday - PECO Green Roof Tour

Want to learn about green roof technology and how it can help the environment? The 45,000 square foot Peco green roof, maintained by PHS, features an observation deck and stunning downtown views of downtown Philadelphia.

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10.17.18 Wednesday - Tree Tenders Fall Basic Training

Want to do something about Climate Change? Help plant and care for trees in your region, your community, or your yard. Become a PHS Tree Tender!

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10.18.18 Thursday - Big Trees of Delaware

Bill Seybold, Delaware State Forester, shares some history and botany of these giants of the forest, presents the criteria for becoming a Big Tree of Delaware, and demonstrates tree assessment scoring.

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10.19.18 Friday - Seed Collecting and Saving Workshop

Learn the best techniques for collecting and storing seeds produced by our native trees, shrubs, and perennials. Following a brief lecture, participants will head out to the gardens for some hands-on seed collecting.

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10.21.18 Sunday - EarthFest Presents: The Science of Scary

Celebrate the Halloween season in a different way by learning about the science behind the things that may scare you — skunks, spiders, flies, rotten logs, bats, predatory birds and snakes at the Temple Ambler Arboretum.

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10.23.18 Tuesday - Botanical Drawing with Color Pencil

Join art instructor Eileen Rosen for this 3-week art course using color pencils. Learn to use these easy to blend, vibrant wax-based pencils to interpret the forms and colors of a flower.

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10.23.18 Tuesday - PHS/PWD Rain Check (uCity)

Through Rain Check, Philadelphia residents can have storm water management tools installed at their homes for free or for a reduced price. Rain Check offers rain barrels, downspout planter boxes, rain gardens, de-paving, and porous pavers.

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10.24.18 Wednesday - 2019 Challenge Plant Workshop (Mostardi Nursey)

Join growers from Meadowbrook Farm and Flower Show Horticourt experts for this informational program on best practices for growing this year’s challenge plants. Get tips on how to enter your plant(s) into the 2019 Philadelphia Flower Show.

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10.25.18 Thursday - Tree Tenders en Español

Entrenamiento de cuidadores de árboles en español/inglés en el Centro Providencia en Fairhill.

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10.25.18 Thursday - Designing with Native Mosses

Alice Waegel, a retired biology professor, presents both innovative and classic approaches to landscaping with native mosses.

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10.27.18 Saturday - Fall Photography Stroll

Take advantage of this early morning opportunity to photograph the unique gardens of Mt. Cuba Center as fall color nears its seasonal peak.

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10.27.18 Saturday - Putting the Garden to Bed

Chanticleer Assistant Horticulturist, Chris Fehlhaber will demonstrate essential gardening techniques that ensure your garden will be more manageable in the spring.

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10.27.18 Saturday - Tree Tenders en Español

Entrenamiento de cuidadores de árboles en español/inglés en el Centro Providencia en Fairhill.

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10.30.18 Tuesday - Botanical Drawing with Color Pencil

Join art instructor Eileen Rosen for this 3-week art course using color pencils. Learn to use these easy to blend, vibrant wax-based pencils to interpret the forms and colors of a flower.

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11.1.18 Thursday - Rare Book Talk: Bookplates – Worth a Closer Look

Join PHS McLean Library for this Rare Book Talk, where we’ll look at botanically and horticulturally connected bookplates and other intriguing signs of ownership.

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11.1.18 Thursday - PHS McLean Library Book Group

This month's selection: The Juniper Tree by Barbara Comyns

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11.5.18 Monday - South Africa - The Western Cape Exceptional Gardens and Private Reserves

The Western Cape garden tour combines well with the flora and wildlife in the spectacular hinterland of the Little Karoo and the mountainous coastline.

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11.6.18 Tuesday - Botanical Drawing with Color Pencil

Join art instructor Eileen Rosen for this 3-week art course using color pencils. Learn to use these easy to blend, vibrant wax-based pencils to interpret the forms and colors of a flower.

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11.7.18 Wednesday - Must-Have Native Shrubs for Fall Color

Vic Piatt, Mt. Cuba Center’s Gardens Manager, presents his favorite native shrubs that display colorful fall foliage, fruit, and bark. Learn how to care for these autumn beauties, where best to plant them, and the ecological services they provide.

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11.8.18 Thursday - Flower Power: The Art of the Armature

Join award-winning floral designer, Ron Mulray, for this fabulous demonstration of how to create and design with an armature and enter your own designs into the 2019 Flower Show, "Flower Power!"

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11.9.18 Friday - Bring Bluebirds into Your Garden

With the help of ArcGIS technology, find out which native birds – including bluebirds – your garden best supports.

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11.12.18 Monday - Holiday Orchid Workshop

Join orchid expert and author, Barb Schmidt for this hands-on workshop and plant a small Oncidium orchid in a tree fern basket to use as a holiday centerpiece.

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11.18.18 Sunday - Japanese Garden Elements: Japanese Stone Setting

Join Japanese gardening professional Asher Browne for this workshop instructing rock placement techniques at Shofuso.

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11.27.18 Tuesday - Drawing or Painting Orchids

Join artist Eileen Rosen as she teaches you how to create beautiful drawings or paintings from live orchid plants. You will be able to choose which media you use in this class!

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12.1.18 Saturday - Felted Flower Art

Capture the essence of nature while learning the beginning steps of 3-dimensional needle felting. Local fiber artist Sara Setzer shows you how to create beautiful floral designs using wool and other natural fibers in this relaxed session of crafting.

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12.5.18 Wednesday - Holiday Tour- Winterthur & Longwood Gardens

Get into the holiday spirit before the frenzy of the season. This enjoyable day features special exhibits at each destination with some time on your own to explore Winterthur and Longwood Gardens.

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12.6.18 Thursday - PHS McLean Library Book Group

This month's selection: The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekov

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12.29.18 Saturday - Gardens of Pasadena & the 2019 Rose Bowl Parade

Join PHS Membership Director Suzanne Betts for this action-packed trip to Pasadena, CA and the Rose Bowl Parade.

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2.7.19 Thursday - PHS McLean Library Book Group

This month's selection: In the Wilderness by Manuel Rivas.

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4.4.19 Thursday - PHS McLean Library Book Group

This month selection: An Ecology of Enchantment by Des Kennedy

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5.2.19 Thursday - PHS McLean Library Book Group

This month's selection: Two Years Eight Months and Twenty-Eight Nights by Salman Rushdie.

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6.6.19 Thursday - PHS McLean Library Book Group

This month's selection: The Summer Book by Tove Jansson

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6.7.19 Friday - Gardens of Yorkshire and the Lake District

Discover spectacular estates and gardens with PHS Membership Director, Suzanne Betts on this visit to Yorkshire Gardens and the Lake District of Northern England.

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August 2018 35 events

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5:30pm–7:30pm Performance Pruning
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5:00pm–6:00pm PECO Green Roof Tour
 
 
 
5:30pm–7:30pm House & Garden Tour
6:00pm–7:30pm Make & Take (uCity)
 
 
 
 
 
 
12:00pm–3:00pm The Plot Thickens
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
10:00am–12:00pm Dividing Perennials Workshop
 
 
 
6:00pm–8:00pm Flower Power
 
 
 
5:30pm–7:30pm Arranging from the Garden
6:00pm–8:00pm Fattoush Story Circle
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2:00pm–3:30pm Make & Take (South Street)
 
 
 
6:00pm–7:00pm Living Soul Yoga
 
 
 
2:00pm–3:00pm Act Out! - Tree Charades
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1:00pm–2:00pm Living Soul Yoga
6:00pm–8:00pm We Are Deeply Rooted
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