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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 - Vacant Land 215

The Public Interest Law Center’s Garden Justice Legal Initiative and Soil Generation are teaming up to educate the community on legal land access and preservation for gardens, farms, and other community-managed open spaces.

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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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9.25.18 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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9.26.18 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 - Closing Harvest Celebration

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

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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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9.29.18 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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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 - Home Composting Class (South Street)

Home Composting Class with PHS’s Sally McCabe. Learn different options for turning garden and household organic waste into soil without attracting pests or foul odors. Free to attend. No registration required.

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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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10.9.18 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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10.11.18 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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10.13.18 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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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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11.2.18 Friday - WVWA: All About Owls

Fall is one of the best times of the year to see and hear owls — and what could be a better way to take advantage of autumn’s beautiful, quiet nights than to go in search of those nocturnal wonders at the suburban home of the Temple Owls!

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11.3.18 Saturday - Ambler Arboretum Presents: Fall Foliage Hike

Learn why and how leaves change colors and what plants you can plant in your yard to feed those late season pollinators and migrating birds. Bring your walking shoes and your questions!

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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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11.14.18 Wednesday - Japanese Garden Design- The Stroll Garden with Sharee Solow

Finally, a design lecture that will clarify the complex topic of Japanese gardens using language and images everyone can grasp! Join designer Sharee Solow as she presents "Japanese Garden Design: The Stroll Garden (Edo Period 1600-1868)."

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11.17.18 Saturday - Holiday Floral Arrangements and Seasonal Containers

Create a winter holiday tableau with fresh greens and natural elements from the garden. Chanticleer Assistant Horticulturists Tess Kuracina and Lowery Douglass will take you through an interactive class to create a lovely and re-purposed arrangements for the table, mantle, or front stoop

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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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11.27.18 Tuesday - Junior Flower Show Teacher Training

Join fellow teachers for a hands on training to learn how to host a Junior Flower Show at your school.

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12.1.18 Saturday - Ambler Arboretum Presents: Bark Walk

Join Ambler Arboretum of Temple University Director Kathy Salisbury for a special dog walking-friendly event in the Ambler Arboretum. Examine the intricate patterns and fascinating details of trees throughout the Ambler Arboretum on this Bark Walk.

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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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12.12.18 Wednesday - Pollinators and Wildflowers - Observations from the Field: Tom Knezick

Challenge how you think about horticulture. Tom Knezick, the Production Analyst at Pinelands Nursery & Supply, answers the questions, What plants attract the most honeybees? Which milkweed is best for monarchs? and gives essential tips

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1.26.19 Saturday - Tree Tenders Basic Training

Be an urban hero! This training covers tree biology, identification, planting, proper care and working within your community.

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2.2.19 Saturday - Tree Tenders Basic Training

Be an urban hero! This training covers tree biology, identification, planting, proper care and working within your community.

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10:00am–12:00pm Native Ferns: ID and Culture
 
 
 
 
 
5:00pm–6:00pm PECO Green Roof Tour
 
6:00pm–8:00pm Insect Mini Beast Mansions
 
2:00pm–8:00pm We Hid Seeds in Our Hair
 
 
 
6:00pm–8:00pm Vacant Land 215
 
 
 
11:00am–4:00pm Closing Harvest Celebration
 
 
10:00am–12:00pm Working with Natural Dyes
 
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