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3.26.19 Tuesday - Monoprinting Workshop

Join Cynthia Murray for this hands-on workshop as she teaches you how to make a one-of-a-kind monotype print using plant material.

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3.26.19 Tuesday - Bucks County Tree Tenders Basic Training

The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region.

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3.26.19 Tuesday - Extreme Plants: Radical Adaptations in the Vegetable Kingdom

This course led by Dr. Jordan Teisher will examine some of the most dramatic examples of plant adaptations, including carnivory, parasitism, mimicry, and drought tolerance.

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3.27.19 Wednesday - Eastern North American Bulbs

Learn how to plant and care for Canada lilies, eastern camas, violet wood sorrel, and associated bulb-like species such as Jack-in-the-pulpit, blazing star, bloodroot, and dwarf crested iris.

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3.27.19 Wednesday - Garden Tenders: How to Start and Sustain a Community Garden

Join Sally McCabe and others to learn what it takes to get a community garden started, and sustain it.

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3.27.19 Wednesday - 2nd Annual Celebration of Women in Horticulture - Plants with a Past: Garden Archeology

Dr. Chantel White, archaeobotanist at the Penn Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, will discuss how plant remains are preserved in garden contexts (and, in some cases, even grown from archaeological seeds!).

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3.30.19 Saturday - Botanical Drawing with Wet Media

In this workshop you will incorporate contour line drawings with ink and watercolor painting to produce larger works on paper.

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4.2.19 Tuesday - Bucks County Tree Tenders Basic Training

The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region.

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4.2.19 Tuesday - Extreme Plants: Radical Adaptations in the Vegetable Kingdom

This course led by Dr. Jordan Teisher will examine some of the most dramatic examples of plant adaptations, including carnivory, parasitism, mimicry, and drought tolerance.

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4.3.19 Wednesday - Tree Pest Management Workshop

ISA Certified Arborist® Mike Leventry presents the latest findings on tree pests in this two-hour workshop.

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4.3.19 Wednesday - Garden Tenders: How to Start and Sustain a Community Garden

Join Sally McCabe and others to learn what it takes to get a community garden started, and sustain it.

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4.4.19 Thursday - First Thursdays - Family Fun in the Garden: Pansy Printing

First Thursdays are open for families with elementary-aged children to visit, learn and explore in Meadowbrook’s Family Garden.

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4.6.19 Saturday - Vocal Empowerment for Women in Leadership

In this interactive workshop, Dr. Laura Sicola will reveal the secret to speaking with credibility and making a strong, positive and lasting first impression.

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4.6.19 Saturday - Hanging Plant Macrame Workshop

In this macramé workshop, participants will learn a few basic knots to make a plant hanger to take home.

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4.6.19 Saturday - Botanical Drawing with Wet Media

In this workshop you will incorporate contour line drawings with ink and watercolor painting to produce larger works on paper.

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4.9.19 Tuesday - Extreme Plants: Radical Adaptations in the Vegetable Kingdom

This course led by Dr. Jordan Teisher will examine some of the most dramatic examples of plant adaptations, including carnivory, parasitism, mimicry, and drought tolerance.

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4.10.19 Wednesday - Garden Tenders: How to Start and Sustain a Community Garden

Join Sally McCabe and others to learn what it takes to get a community garden started, and sustain it.

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4.11.19 Thursday - Pruning Small Trees and Shrubs

Using the Chanticleer grounds as a classroom, Chanticleer Horticulturist Joe Henderson will discuss the best timing to ensure optimum blooms and will demonstrate how to improve shape and habit.

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4.11.19 Thursday - Second Thursdays - Propogating 101: Seed Starting

Second Thursdays are open to gardeners to learn about propagating; a great way to expand your plant collection and share with friends!

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4.13.19 Saturday - Botanical Drawing with Wet Media

In this workshop you will incorporate contour line drawings with ink and watercolor painting to produce larger works on paper.

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4.13.19 Saturday - Composting Miniseries: Composting Principles

Join us and Scott Blunt of Henry Got Compost for Part 1 of our Composting Mini-Series and visit a large scale on farm compost project.

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4.16.19 Tuesday - Let's Create a Fabulous Spring Planter!

In this demonstration you will learn how to plant your own containers for spring using annuals, perennials, tropical, and simple ‘found items’ making your containers unique and spectacular.

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4.16.19 Tuesday - Extreme Plants: Radical Adaptations in the Vegetable Kingdom

This course led by Dr. Jordan Teisher will examine some of the most dramatic examples of plant adaptations, including carnivory, parasitism, mimicry, and drought tolerance.

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4.17.19 Wednesday - Unique Houseplants: Plants You Can Grow from the Produce Section

Benjamin Snyder, Greenhouse Manager, will discuss some of the tips and tricks to successfully germinate and care for edible tropical plants that you can grow from grocery store fruits and herbs.

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4.17.19 Wednesday - Fool Proof Plants for Beginning Gardeners

Nancy Bell will discuss planting the right plant in the right spot in your yard.

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4.17.19 Wednesday - PECO Green Roof Tour

Tour the 45,000 square foot PECO green roof, maintained by PHS, featuring an observation deck and stunning downtown views of downtown Philadelphia.

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4.17.19 Wednesday - Fool Proof Plants for Beginning Gardeners

Nancy Bell will discuss planting the right plant in the right spot in your yard.

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4.17.19 Wednesday - Garden Tenders: How to Start and Sustain a Community Garden

Join Sally McCabe and others to learn what it takes to get a community garden started, and sustain it.

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4.18.19 Thursday - Small Flowering Trees and Shrubs for the Home Garden

This walk will cover some of Chanticleer Assistant Horticulturist Chris Fehlhaber's favorites and will focus on plant selection, landscape uses, and cultural requirements for the home garden.

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4.23.19 Tuesday - Extreme Plants: Radical Adaptations in the Vegetable Kingdom

This course led by Dr. Jordan Teisher will examine some of the most dramatic examples of plant adaptations, including carnivory, parasitism, mimicry, and drought tolerance.

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4.24.19 Wednesday - Invasive ID Walk and Talk

Have you been hearing about invasive plants but aren't sure if you have them in your garden? We will answer this question for you and more on this talk and walk through the Ambler Arboretum gardens and perimeter areas.

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4.24.19 Wednesday - Garden Tenders: How to Start and Sustain a Community Garden

Join Sally McCabe and others to learn what it takes to get a community garden started, and sustain it.

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4.24.19 Wednesday - What You Need to Know About Spotted Lantern Fly in 2019

Penn State Extension Educator Erin Kinley will discuss everything from identification and life cycle to the latest research and quarantine regulations for this dreaded invader.

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4.25.19 Thursday - Gardening with Bulbs

Eric Hsu, Chanticleer Plant Information Coordinator, will lead a guided plant walk that discusses bulb planting, selection and design, as well as companion perennials to enhance your bulb display.

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4.25.19 Thursday - Fourth Thursdays - Garden to Vase: Spring Splendor

Fourth Thursdays are open to anyone interested in learning about floral design while having fun with friends.

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4.25.19 Thursday - Screening of FIVE SEASONS: The Gardens of Piet Oudolf

Join us at Jenkins Arboretum for a screening of this wonderful film.

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4.30.19 Tuesday - Painting Miniature Garden "Portraits" with Gouache

Join instructor Eileen Rosen for this eight-week painting course and learn a step-by-step process using Gouache, an opaque watercolor that can be blended, corrected and reworked allowing for greater flexibility than transparent watercolor.

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4.30.19 Tuesday - Extreme Plants: Radical Adaptations in the Vegetable Kingdom

This course led by Dr. Jordan Teisher will examine some of the most dramatic examples of plant adaptations, including carnivory, parasitism, mimicry, and drought tolerance.

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5.1.19 Wednesday - Garden Tenders: How to Start and Sustain a Community Garden

Join Sally McCabe and others to learn what it takes to get a community garden started, and sustain it.

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5.2.19 Thursday - First Thursdays - Family Fun in the Garden: Flowers and Bees

First Thursdays are open for families with elementary-aged children to visit, learn and explore in Meadowbrook’s Family Garden.

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5.6.19 Monday - Philadelphia Tree Tenders Basic Traning

The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region.

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5.7.19 Tuesday - Painting Miniature Garden "Portraits" with Gouache

Join instructor Eileen Rosen for this eight-week painting course and learn a step-by-step process using Gouache, an opaque watercolor that can be blended, corrected and reworked allowing for greater flexibility than transparent watercolor.

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5.9.19 Thursday - Second Thursdays - Propagating 101: Dividing Perennials

Second Thursdays are open to gardeners to learn about propagating; a great way to expand your plant collection and share with friends!

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5.10.19 Friday - Attracting Birds with Water Features

Ian Stewart, PhD, an ornithologist at the Delaware Nature Society, discusses the importance of providing food, shelter, nesting sites, and water sources for creating the ultimate backyard habitat for birds.

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5.11.19 Saturday - Sustainable Rain Harvesting Systems for Crop Irrigation

Micaiah Hall of Free Haven Farms presents how to sustainably gather, store, and use rain water to irrigate crops.

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5.13.19 Monday - Philadelphia Tree Tenders Basic Traning

The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region.

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5.14.19 Tuesday - Painting Miniature Garden "Portraits" with Gouache

Join instructor Eileen Rosen for this eight-week painting course and learn a step-by-step process using Gouache, an opaque watercolor that can be blended, corrected and reworked allowing for greater flexibility than transparent watercolor.

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5.15.19 Wednesday - PECO Green Roof Tour

Tour the 45,000 square foot PECO green roof, maintained by PHS, featuring an observation deck and stunning downtown views of downtown Philadelphia.

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5.16.19 Thursday - Transform Your Yard from Basic to Beautiful

Duncan Himmelman, PhD, Mt. Cuba Center’s Manager of Education, presents some simple landscaping ideas and a selection of low-maintenance native plants that are functional, add year-round interest, and create a rich, wildlife-friendly garden.

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5.16.19 Thursday - Propagating Summertime Vegetables from Seed

David Mattern, Chanticleer Horticulturist, will lead a walk and demonstration on how effective seed propagation can lead to a productive vegetable garden, spanning the entire season.

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5.16.19 Thursday - Chester County Tree Tenders Basic Training

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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5.17.19 Friday - EarthFest Presents: Ambler Arboretum BioBlitz 2019

Visit campus at any time during 17 hours of discovery in the Ambler Arboretum’s woodlands and meadows and help us find out what is living in your own backyard!

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5.20.19 Monday - Philadelphia Tree Tenders Basic Traning

The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region.

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5.21.19 Tuesday - Painting Miniature Garden "Portraits" with Gouache

Join instructor Eileen Rosen for this eight-week painting course and learn a step-by-step process using Gouache, an opaque watercolor that can be blended, corrected and reworked allowing for greater flexibility than transparent watercolor.

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5.22.19 Wednesday - Edible Plants Walk & Talk

Learn what is edible in your yard beyond the vegetable garden.

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5.22.19 Wednesday - An Introduction to Organic Land Care

Practical strategies for organic and sustainable management of your home landscapes.

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5.23.19 Thursday - Shade Perennials

Join Chanticleer Plant Information Coordinator, Eric Hsu for a walk that showcases choice plants that bloom in spring.

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5.23.19 Thursday - Easy Tree ID for Beginners

Join Duncan Himmelman, PhD, as he presents the best trees for our area and the ones to avoid planting. In-class lectures are reinforced with outdoor garden tours.

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5.23.19 Thursday - Chester County Tree Tenders Basic Training

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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5.23.19 Thursday - Fourth Thursdays - Garden to Vase: Beautiful Blooms

Fourth Thursdays are open to anyone interested in learning about floral design while having fun with friends.

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5.28.19 Tuesday - Painting Miniature Garden "Portraits" with Gouache

Join instructor Eileen Rosen for this eight-week painting course and learn a step-by-step process using Gouache, an opaque watercolor that can be blended, corrected and reworked allowing for greater flexibility than transparent watercolor.

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5.30.19 Thursday - Ferns

Join Chanticleer Horticulturist Przemek Walczak on this walk to learn a selection of species that are attractive from spring to fall and discover how you can incorporate them into your home garden.

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5.30.19 Thursday - Easy Tree ID for Beginners

Join Duncan Himmelman, PhD, as he presents the best trees for our area and the ones to avoid planting. In-class lectures are reinforced with outdoor garden tours.

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5.30.19 Thursday - Chester County Tree Tenders Basic Training

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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6.4.19 Tuesday - Painting Miniature Garden "Portraits" with Gouache

Join instructor Eileen Rosen for this eight-week painting course and learn a step-by-step process using Gouache, an opaque watercolor that can be blended, corrected and reworked allowing for greater flexibility than transparent watercolor.

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6.5.19 Wednesday - Tropical Container Design: Incorporating Unusual Plants into Your Summer Containers

In this program, Benjamin Snyder, Greenhouse Manager, will walk you through the steps of grouping appropriate species, where to site them, and how to maintain them throughout the season.

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6.5.19 Wednesday - Spring Groundcovers

Discover ten attractive, tough, and versatile species to use as groundcovers for spring and early summer appeal with Duncan Himmelman, PhD.

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6.6.19 Thursday - First Thursdays - Family Fun in the Garden: Flower Bunches

First Thursdays are open for families with elementary-aged children to visit, learn and explore in Meadowbrook’s Family Garden.

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6.8.19 Saturday - Summer Solstice Salves: DIY Body Balm and Bug Repellent

Learn to create your own light and protective magical moisturizer that can double to help repel mosquitoes and flies while soothing your skin with homegrown herbs and botanical flowers.

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6.9.19 Sunday - Compact Composting

Eileen Boyle will discuss the key elements of properly composting at home, what materials can be safely composted, and how to keep the compost bin from smelling.

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6.11.19 Tuesday - Painting Miniature Garden "Portraits" with Gouache

Join instructor Eileen Rosen for this eight-week painting course and learn a step-by-step process using Gouache, an opaque watercolor that can be blended, corrected and reworked allowing for greater flexibility than transparent watercolor.

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6.12.19 Wednesday - Screen with Green

Anne Brennan, Gardens Manager, will present inspiration for using hedges, trellises, and pruning to delineate spaces in your garden and delight your eye.

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6.13.19 Thursday - Gardening with Native Plants

Join Chanticleer Horticulturist Przemek Walczak on this walk to learn a selection of species that are attractive from spring to fall and discover how you can incorporate them into your home garden.

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6.13.19 Thursday - Second Thursdays - Propagating 101: Leaf and Stem Cutting

Second Thursdays are open to gardeners to learn about propagating; a great way to expand your plant collection and share with friends!

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6.14.19 Friday - Essential Native Trees & Shrubs for Your Garden

Ginger Woolridge, co-author of Essential Native Trees and Shrubs for the Eastern United States, presents a selection of her favorite woody plants with attributes such as attractive bark, showy flowers, and the ability to tolerate wind, salt, or drought.

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6.18.19 Tuesday - Painting Miniature Garden "Portraits" with Gouache

Join instructor Eileen Rosen for this eight-week painting course and learn a step-by-step process using Gouache, an opaque watercolor that can be blended, corrected and reworked allowing for greater flexibility than transparent watercolor.

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6.19.19 Wednesday - PECO Green Roof Tour

Tour the 45,000 square foot PECO green roof, maintained by PHS, featuring an observation deck and stunning downtown views of downtown Philadelphia.

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6.20.19 Thursday - Moss Gardening

In this walk, Chanticleer Horticulturist Przemek Walczak looks at how to establish and maintain a moss garden, the cultural requirements for healthy moss, and good companion plants for the moss garden.

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6.21.19 Friday - Successful Small Space Gardening

Nancy Bell provides practical examples of easy-to-care-for colorful perennials, compact shrubs, vines, and small flowering trees that can transform your tiny bit of paradise into a beautiful and functional garden.

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6.26.19 Wednesday - Native Plants for Cut Flowers

During this talk and walk through the Ambler Arboretum gardens, learn which native plants are great as cut flowers and how to plan a cutting garden featuring native plants that will benefit you and the wildlife.

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6.27.19 Thursday - Private Gardens of Northern Baltimore County - Part 2

A second trip to this garden-rich area of Maryland has been added! These are three completely different gardens than the visit on May 23.

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6.27.19 Thursday - Fourth Thursdays - Garden to Vase: Fabulous Flowers

Fourth Thursdays are open to anyone interested in learning about floral design while having fun with friends.

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6.29.19 Saturday - Composting Miniseries: Community Small-Scale Composting

Learn what, where and how to compost, and how to build a compost bin.

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7.11.19 Thursday - Second Thursdays - Propagating 101: Roots, What's Next?

Second Thursdays are open to gardeners to learn about propagating; a great way to expand your plant collection and share with friends!

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7.13.19 Saturday - Save the Veggies: Food Preservation 101

Sally McCabe and Ed Mitinger of PHS, along with Cindy Bly of EPRA will help you save the veggies and stop spoilage.

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7.14.19 Sunday - Successful Small Space Gardening

Nancy Bell provides practical examples of easy-to-care-for colorful perennials, compact shrubs, vines, and small flowering trees that can transform your tiny bit of paradise into a beautiful and functional garden.

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7.17.19 Wednesday - PECO Green Roof Tour

Tour the 45,000 square foot PECO green roof, maintained by PHS, featuring an observation deck and stunning downtown views of downtown Philadelphia.

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7.24.19 Wednesday - Black Men Trellising

Learn how to build a trellis from easy to find materials and best practices for supporting your plants.

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7.25.19 Thursday - Fourth Thursdays - Garden to Vase: Summer Delights

Fourth Thursdays are open to anyone interested in learning about floral design while having fun with friends.

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8.1.19 Thursday - First Thursdays - Family Fun in the Garden: Smells in the Garden

First Thursdays are open for families with elementary-aged children to visit, learn and explore in Meadowbrook’s Family Garden.

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8.8.19 Thursday - Second Thursdays - Propagating 101: Woody Plant Propagation

Second Thursdays are open to gardeners to learn about propagating; a great way to expand your plant collection and share with friends!

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8.21.19 Wednesday - PECO Green Roof Tour

Tour the 45,000 square foot PECO green roof, maintained by PHS, featuring an observation deck and stunning downtown views of downtown Philadelphia.

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8.22.19 Thursday - Fourth Thursdays - Garden to Vase: Seasonal Scents DIY, "Tussie Mussie"

Fourth Thursdays are open to anyone interested in learning about floral design while having fun with friends.

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8.27.19 Tuesday - Flower Power: DIY Herbal Bath Bombs

Join Nyambi Royster of The Artisan of Nyambi Naturals for this hands-on workshop and create relaxing, detoxifying, immune boosting and skin soothing bath bombs.

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9.5.19 Thursday - First Thursdays: Family Fun in the Garden - Leaf Printing

First Thursdays are open for families with elementary-aged children to visit, learn and explore in Meadowbrook’s Family Garden.

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9.5.19 Thursday - Montgomery County Tree Tenders Basic Training

The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region.

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9.7.19 Saturday - Composting Miniseries - Wonder Worms: Vermicompost

In this brief introduction to worm composting, Olade Olayinka will demonstrate the basic procedure and provide all the necessary information needed to get you and your superhero worms started.

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9.11.19 Wednesday - Seeding Keeping: Storytelling, Liberation and How to Save Seeds

Owen Taylor and Chris Bolden-Newsome of True Love Seeds and Sankofa Community Farm present an engaging workshop on how keeping seeds connects us to our past and to our collective future.

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9.12.19 Thursday - Second Thursdays - Propagating 101: Grafting Demonstration

Second Thursdays are open to gardeners to learn about propagating; a great way to expand your plant collection and share with friends!

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9.12.19 Thursday - Montgomery County Tree Tenders Basic Training

The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region.

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9.18.19 Wednesday - PECO Green Roof Tour

Tour the 45,000 square foot PECO green roof, maintained by PHS, featuring an observation deck and stunning downtown views of downtown Philadelphia.

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9.18.19 Wednesday - Philadelphia Tree Tenders Basic Training

The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region.

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9.18.19 Wednesday - Delaware County Tree Tenders Basic Traning

The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region.

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9.19.19 Thursday - Montgomery County Tree Tenders Basic Training

The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region.

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9.25.19 Wednesday - Philadelphia Tree Tenders Basic Training

The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region.

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9.25.19 Wednesday - Delaware County Tree Tenders Basic Traning

The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region.

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9.26.19 Thursday - Fourth Thursdays - Garden to Vase: Fall Florals

Fourth Thursdays are open to anyone interested in learning about floral design while having fun with friends.

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10.2.19 Wednesday - Philadelphia Tree Tenders Basic Training

The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region.

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10.2.19 Wednesday - Delaware County Tree Tenders Basic Traning

The PHS Tree Tenders® program offers hands-on tree care training for residents of the five-county Philadelphia region.

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10.16.19 Wednesday - PECO Green Roof Tour

Tour the 45,000 square foot PECO green roof, maintained by PHS, featuring an observation deck and stunning downtown views of downtown Philadelphia.

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