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2.19.19 Tuesday - Behind-the-Scenes Flower Show Greenhouse Tour

PHS Member exclusive! Join Associate Director Bernard Pettit and Greenhouse Manager Paul Readly for this behind the scenes look at the plants that will be used in the 2019 Flower Show, "Flower Power".

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2.19.19 Tuesday - Fermentation: An Introduction

This course with Dr. Karen Snetselaar will explore the basic biology behind one of the oldest ways that humans process and preserve foods and beverages: fermentation.

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2.20.19 Wednesday - Floral Teas and Sugars DIY Workshop

Join the co-author of "Edible Flowers: A Global History", Constance Kirker, in this hands-on workshop and create your own unique blends of floral teas.

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2.20.19 Wednesday - Unraveling Botanical Names

Learn ways to conquer the secret language of plants and add another skill to your gardening talents.

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2.26.19 Tuesday - Fermentation: An Introduction

This course with Dr. Karen Snetselaar will explore the basic biology behind one of the oldest ways that humans process and preserve foods and beverages: fermentation.

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2.27.19 Wednesday - Build Your Own Terrarium

This make and take workshop will be held in the Learning Center on Temple Ambler's campus.

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3.2.19 Saturday - The Beginner's Native Perennial Garden

Learn how to create a garden plan, select hardy native plants for shade, sun, wet, or dry areas, and properly prepare, install, and maintain the garden to ensure a healthy, beautiful composition of plants.

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3.7.19 Thursday - 2019 Tree Care Update

This seminar, co-hosted by PHS and Bartlett Tree Experts, will highlight the latest research, best practices and treatment of pests in arboriculture and horticulture, as well as bring to light the important role of some historic arboreta.

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3.10.19 Sunday - America's Garden Capital Day at the Philadelphia Flower Show

Experience the garden power of our region’s 36 public gardens during America's Garden Capital Day at the Philadelphia Flower Show on Sunday, March 10, 2019.

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3.10.19 Sunday - Gardening with Deer

Kathy Salisbury, director of the Ambler Arboretum of Temple University, presents a variety of strategies to prevent deer from ravaging your garden and provides a list of plants that she has found to be deer-resistant in our area.

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3.14.19 Thursday - Maximizing Your Tomato Harvest

Adrian Galbraith-Paul, farm manager at Heritage farm, will cover tomato seed starting, bed prep, trellising, fertility, and general troubleshooting to help growers maximize their success with tomatoes.

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3.16.19 Saturday - Marvel Maples Celebration and Winter Hike

Participants will explore sugar maple and other native trees that are used to make various types of syrup and participate in a syrup tasting.

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3.19.19 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 - 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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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 - 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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4.9.19 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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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4.23.19 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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4.25.19 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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5.11.19 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 - 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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5.20.19 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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5.23.19 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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5.28.19 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 - 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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6.6.19 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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6.11.19 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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6.18.19 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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6.26.19 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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6.29.19 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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7.13.19 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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7.17.19 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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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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8.21.19 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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8.27.19 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 - 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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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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10:00am–12:00pm Plants with Winter Interest
10:30am–11:30am Unraveling Botanical Names
7:00pm–8:30pm Build Your Own Terrarium
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