Gardening and Greening Education

Contestants are eligible to take the following PHS gardening programs at reduced costs:

 

Organic Pest and Disease Control/Prevention

Date:
June 5, 2018 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Location:
Hemery Got Crops Farm
Saul High School
7095 Henry Avenue
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19128

Fee:
Suggested Donation $10.00

Nina Berryman of Weaver Way Farms will discuss preventing and controlling common garden pests using organic practices and products. The workshop will cover both vegetable and fruit pests. Participants will get an up-close look at these practices in action at the Henry Got Crops Farm.


Drip Irrigation for Raised Beds

Date:
June 9, 2018 at 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location:
Bartram's Garden
5400 Lindbergh Boulevard
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19143

Fee:
Suggested Donation $10.00

Adam Hill from PHS City Harvest will discuss drip irrigation options for raised bed gardeners. The workshop will cover everything you need to know to install drip tape and micro emitter irrigation systems. Participants will gain firsthand experience putting together a small drip system.


PECO Green Roof Tour

Date:
June 20, 2018 at 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Location:
PECO Main Building
2301 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Fee:
$5.00

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. Space is limited to 25 people per tour, and pre-registration at least two business days before the tour is required. Tour participants must be at least 18 years of age.

Septa Bus and Trolley lines are recommended for travel as parking is not offered by PHS or PECO. If you are traveling by car, be advised of Philadelphia Parking Authority signs for street parking restrictions as well as rates offered by private lots. 

 


Sewing Biennials

Date:
July 24, 2018 at 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location:
Temple Ambler
580 Meetinghouse Road
 Ambler, PA 19002

Fee:
$15.00


Dividing Perrenials

Date:
August 21, 2018 at 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location:
Temple Ambler
580 Meetinghouse Road
 Ambler, PA 19002

Fee:
$15.00


Shop & Stroll at PHS Meadowbrook Farm

Date:
August 30, 2018 at 5:00pm - 8:00pm

Location:
PHS Meadowbrook Farm
1633 Washington Lane
Jenkintown, PA 19046

Fee:
Free

Fifth Thursdays will occur twice during the months of April through September; May 31st and August 30th. These special evenings will include shopping discounts, live music and great horticultural information. Participants are encouraged to bring their own picnic and a blanket and enjoy the grounds before or after shopping Meadowbrook’s great selection of specialty plants. 

 


Overwintering Tropicals

Date:
September 27, 2018 at 10:00am - 12:00pm

Location:
Temple Ambler
580 Meetinghouse Road
 Ambler, PA 19002

Fee:
$15.00


Fall Walk at Chanticleer

Date:
TBD - More info coming soon.

Location:
Chanticleer Garden
786 Church Road
Wayne, PA 19087

Fee:
Free.


 

To register for these programs:

Please contact PHS Information Services at 215-988-1698.