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4.5.18 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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6.21.18 Thursday - Gardening for Drought Tolerance

Join Chanticleer Horticulturist, Lisa Roper for a walk that looks at the many layers of the Gravel Garden at Chanticleer.

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6.21.18 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: Roses and Rosé.

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6.23.18 Saturday - Pruning Trees Correctly- 2 Sessions

Join PHS and Mt. Cuba Center to improve your pruning skills and the vigor and appearance of trees.

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6.23.18 Saturday - PWD Rain Check Program

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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6.23.18 Saturday - The Plot Thickens

Join us for a Farm for The City community reading series that discusses intergenerational stories that celebrate the interconnectedness of our lives.

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6.25.18 Monday - Dynamic Dirt

Join us for a Farm for The City workshop to learn all about soil, seeds, and minerals.

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6.26.18 Tuesday - How to Build a School Garden

Join PHS for Green City Teachers Summer Training this June.

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6.26.18 Tuesday - Gardening and Greening Judges Orientation

Judges orientation for the PHS Gardening and Greening Contest at PHS Town Hall

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6.26.18 Tuesday - Treasures of the McLean Library

Dr. Alfred E. Schuyler, curator emeritus of botany at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University leads this exploration into the PHS McLean Library collection.

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6.26.18 Tuesday - Zero Waste Philly and Litter Cabinet

Join Nic Esposito as he discusses the Zero Waste and Litter Action Plan and the steps the City of Philadelphia are taking to reach a goal of Zero Waste by 2035.

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6.27.18 Wednesday - Top 10 Sun-Loving Perennials

Join Susan Boss, Mt. Cuba Center’s Entrance Landscape Horticulturist, as she discusses ten of the most durable and easy-to-grow, summer-blooming plants for your garden.

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6.27.18 Wednesday - PWD Rain Check Program

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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6.28.18 Thursday - Gardening and Greening Judges Orientation

Judges orientation for the Gardening and Greening Contest at PHS Meadowbrook Farm.

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6.28.18 Thursday - Fourth Thursdays: Garden to Vase

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

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7.1.18 Sunday - Family Tree

Farm for the City hosts this workshop on Botanical identities and relationships of plants.

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7.5.18 Thursday - Game night with Plant-it Planet & the Food Trust

Join Farm for The City and The Food Trust for outdoor games that illustrate the values of natural resources and working together.

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7.5.18 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: Vegetables Day!

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7.6.18 Friday - Pippin’s Peppers Paint Day

Celebrate the life of Pennsylvania artist Horace Pippin, learn more about the pepper variety named after him at Farm for The City.

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7.9.18 Monday - Water Ways Collaborative

To strengthen ties between food and environmental justice here in Philadelphia we will learn the histories of Philadelphia’s waterways and what we must do to protect them.

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7.10.18 Tuesday - Playing Dirty

Compost and soil exploration to encourage use of scientific process to find out ‘what’s in dirt anyway?’ Educators welcome to bring student groups/camps.

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7.11.18 Wednesday - Playing Dirty

Compost and soil exploration to encourage the use of the scientific process to find out ‘what’s in dirt anyway?’ Educators welcome to bring student groups/camps.

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7.11.18 Wednesday - Plants for Birds

Are you hoping to attract birds to your backyard garden? Learn which plants attract the birds you'd like to see!

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7.12.18 Thursday - Playing Dirty

Compost and soil exploration to encourage the use of the scientific process to find out ‘what’s in dirt anyway?’ Educators welcome to bring student groups/camps.

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7.12.18 Thursday - Digging Deep Week - How to Build a Compost Bin

As a part of Community Build Philadelphia and Digging Deep Week join PHS's Sally McCabe and learn how to build your very own compost bin, by making one for a local community garden.

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7.12.18 Thursday - Gardening for Birds

This class will review plant selections, gardening practices, and a checklist of late season cleanup tasks that aim to improve your garden as a wildlife habitat.

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7.12.18 Thursday - Second Thursdays: Gardening 101

Second Thursdays at PHS Meadowbrook Farm highlight everything you need to know about gardening. This week's theme: Herbs, Summer Vegetables and Harvesting!

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7.13.18 Friday - Playing Dirty

Compost and soil exploration to encourage the use of the scientific process to find out ‘what’s in dirt anyway?’ Educators welcome to bring student groups/camps.

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7.13.18 Friday - Digging Deep Week - How to Build a Compost Bin

As a part of Community Build Philadelphia and Digging Deep Week join us and learn how to build your very own compost bin, by making one for a local community garden.

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7.14.18 Saturday - Summer Pruning and Trellising

Tame those tomatoes and corral those cucumbers! PHS City Harvest teaches you how to integrate a trellis in the garden.

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7.14.18 Saturday - Playing Dirty

Compost and soil exploration to encourage the use of the scientific process to find out ‘what’s in dirt anyway?’ Educators welcome to bring student groups/camps.

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7.14.18 Saturday - Digging Deep Week - How to Build a Compost Bin

As a part of Community Build Philadelphia and Digging Deep Week join us and learn how to build your very own compost bin, by making one for a local community garden.

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7.15.18 Sunday - Playing Dirty

Compost and soil exploration to encourage the use of the scientific process to find out ‘what’s in dirt anyway?’ Educators welcome to bring student groups/camps.

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7.15.18 Sunday - Digging Deep Week - How to Build a Compost Bin

As a part of Community Build Philadelphia and Digging Deep Week join us and learn how to build your very own compost bin, by making one for a local community garden.

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7.17.18 Tuesday - Courtyard Gardening Tips with City Garden Guru

Learn about best practices for tackling various courtyard conditions with City Garden Guru Chris Carrington. Sponsored by Solo Real Estate.

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7.18.18 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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7.18.18 Wednesday - Edible Garden Party

Join the co-author of Edible Flowers: A Global History, Constance Kirker, for an evening of floral delights at the Awbury Arboretum

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7.19.18 Thursday - PWD Rain Check Program

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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7.19.18 Thursday - Gardening with Aquatic Plants

Learn the basics for growing aquatic plants with Chanticleer Horticulturist, Joe Henderson, and discover the process for adding a water garden to your property.

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7.19.18 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: Iris’s and IPA’s.

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7.19.18 Thursday - Make & Take (uCity)

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

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7.20.18 Friday - Taste of the Rainbow

Farm Host Crystal Geraldo will lead a workshop on how to identify edible plants and some ways to harvest them throughout the city!

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7.20.18 Friday - Romancing the Plant

Local Gardener Nyambi Royster will teach us about homesteading and health making with herbs from your local garden.

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7.21.18 Saturday - Making Botanical Inks

craft some colorful inks from a variety of native plants and Leave with a sample of ink to use at home for drawing or composing letters to friends.

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7.21.18 Saturday - Japanese Garden Pruning: Weeping Maples

Learn more about the Weeping Japanese maple and all related topics from tool selection to basic pruning methods at Shofuso.

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7.24.18 Tuesday - Sowing Biennials Workshop

Learn how to sow hollyhocks, foxgloves, verbascum, and more from seeds this summer and enjoy the blooms in your garden next year.

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7.25.18 Wednesday - Dynamic Dirt - Cover Cropping

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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7.26.18 Thursday - Fourth Thursdays: Garden to Vase

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

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7.29.18 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 benefits!

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8.1.18 Wednesday - Family Tree: Relationships of Plants

Farm for the City hosts this workshop on Botanical identities and relationships of plants.

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8.1.18 Wednesday - Family Tree: Relationships of Plants

Farmers Dylan DeVlieger and Stanley Morgan discuss botanical identities and relationships of plants.

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8.2.18 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: Trees Day!

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8.3.18 Friday - 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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8.4.18 Saturday - Drawing Workshop: Simple Botanical Studies

Engage your artistic side and try your hand at botanical illustrations at Mt. Cuba Center.

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8.4.18 Saturday - Game Night with Plant-it Planet & the Food Trust

A game about 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!!! The Food Trust joins Plant it- Planet in the festivities with BIG movement and outdoor games!

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8.8.18 Wednesday - Black Men Trellising

Join local farmers to discuss the important bonds formed through farming together. Learn best practices and how to build a trellis from easy to find materials.

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8.8.18 Wednesday - Fashion and Gardens: The Mutual Influence and Inspiration

This exciting talk illustrates how fashion and gardens have closely tied through the ages.

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8.9.18 Thursday - The Power of Mint and Other Culinary and Medicinal Herbs

PHS staffer and master gardener Guina Hammond presents a workshop in which you will plant herbs in small containers and learn about their culinary and medicinal properties.

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8.9.18 Thursday - Performance Pruning

Chanticleer Horticulturist Przemek Walczak will demonstrate proper pruning techniques as well as discuss the best timing to ensure optimum blooms and how to improve shape and habit.

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8.9.18 Thursday - Second Thursdays: Gardening 101

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

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8.10.18 Friday - Romancing the Plant

Join local gardener Nyambi Royster for a workshop on homesteading and health making with herbs from your local garden.

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8.11.18 Saturday - Japanese Garden Elements: Bamboo Fence Building

Bamboo fences have long been a valuable garden element in Japan. Learn how to make one for your garden at Shofuso.

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8.15.18 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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8.16.18 Thursday - House & Garden Tour

This tour will include the first floor of the main house with an emphasis on the relationship between the house and garden, as well as new garden projects to enhance the visitor experience

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8.16.18 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: Water Gardens and Wine.

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8.16.18 Thursday - Make & Take (uCity)

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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8.21.18 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 - Pop up Plant Swap with Philly Plant Exchange

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 - 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 - 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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8.25.18 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 - 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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8.30.18 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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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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9.6.18 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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9.12.18 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 - 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 - 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 - 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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9.16.18 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 - 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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9.19.18 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 - 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 - 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 - 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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9.21.18 Friday - Native Ferns: ID and Culture

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

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9.22.18 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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9.25.18 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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9.27.18 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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9.28.18 Friday - Native Ferns: ID and Culture

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

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9.30.18 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 - 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 - 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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10.9.18 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 - 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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10.13.18 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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10.17.18 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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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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11.18.18 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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June 2018 36 events

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10:00am–12:00pm Native Perennials Walk & Talk
6:00pm–7:00pm PWD Rain Check Program
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8:00pm–9:00pm PWD Rain Check Program
 
10:00am–12:00pm The Double Life of Pollinators
6:00pm–7:00pm PWD Rain Check Program
 
5:30pm–7:30pm Wine, Cheese, and Trees
6:00pm–7:00pm PWD Rain Check Program
 
 
 
 
6:00pm–7:00pm PWD Rain Check Program
 
12:00pm–1:00pm How To Start A Garden
 
10:00am–12:00pm Leaf Impression Tile Workshop
5:00pm–6:00pm PECO Green Roof Tour
 
 
 
11:00am–12:00pm PWD Rain Check Program
12:00pm–3:00pm The Plot Thickens
 
 
6:00pm–8:00pm Dynamic Dirt
 
 
 
6:00pm–7:00pm PWD Rain Check Program