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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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9.26.18 Wednesday - Laurel Valley Soils Tour

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

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9.26.18 Wednesday - Seed Saving Class (South Street)

Join us in welcoming Keigh Monahan, founder of the Seed Circle Library of South Jersey, for a presentation followed by a hands on demonstration about saving this year’s best seeds for next year’s garden. Free to attend. No registration required.

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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 - 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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9.29.18 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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10.2.18 Tuesday - Private Gardens of Baltimore

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

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10.4.18 Thursday - Insider Tour: Behind the Scenes at Chanticleer

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

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10.7.18 Sunday - Discover Cuba

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

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10.9.18 Tuesday - Hillwood Museum & Gardens and Dumbarton Oaks

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

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10.10.18 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 - Living the Aromatic Life

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

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10.13.18 Saturday - Gardening and Greening Walk at Chanticleer

A private garden tour of Chanticleer exclusively for 2018 Gardening and Greening Contest participants

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10.16.18 Tuesday - Historic Garden Tour at the University of Pennsylvania

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

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10.16.18 Tuesday - All About Bulbs with Penn State Extension (South Street)

Join PHS and Penn State Extension’s Philadelphia Master Gardeners and learn all about your spring bulbs including Crocus, Hyacinths, and Tulips. Sponsored by Solo Real Estate.

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10.17.18 Wednesday - Sustainability Action Day: Edible Plant Walk

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

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10.18.18 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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10.25.18 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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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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11.7.18 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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11.9.18 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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11.14.18 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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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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12.5.18 Wednesday - Holiday Tour- Winterthur & Longwood Gardens

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

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12.12.18 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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12.29.18 Saturday - Gardens of Pasadena & the 2019 Rose Bowl Parade

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

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6.7.19 Friday - Gardens of Yorkshire and the Lake District

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

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