Happenings

July 24, 2014

Weekly Farm Stand

Stop by 54th & Lindbergh (the Garden’s entrance) every Thursday for fresh, seasonal produce grown at the Community Farm & Food Resource Center at Bartram’s Garden (CFFRC). WIC vouchers accepted and starting in July, SNAP will also be accepted. The CFFRC is made possible by a partnership between Bartram’s Garden, the Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (AUNI) of the University of Pennsylvania, City of Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS). Photo by Lisa Maria Patzer.

3:00pm - 6:30pm

July 26, 2014

Boat to Bartram’s Garden

Come along with Patriot Harbor Lines and cruise to Bartram’s Garden, where you will discover the home of America’s first great botanist, John Bartram. Departing from Walnut Street Dock at 24th & Walnut, the 3-hour cruise includes a 2-hour stop at Bartram’s Garden. Enjoy amazing views of Philadelphia’s skyline, take a guided tour of the National Historic Landmark Bartram House, plus explore the historic garden, community farm, and recreational trail.

These trips are co-sponsored by the Schuylkill River Development Corporation. The U.S. Coast Guard-approved vessel is a reproduction of a classic 1920s mini commuter yacht, featuring wrap-around seating, a fully equipped bar, and restroom. The stern is sheltered yet open and allows guests to take in all the interesting sights along the way!

Two cruises will be offered on July 26. Departure times from the Walnut Street Dock will be 12 pm and 1 pm.

For more information and tickets, visit: www.zerve.com/PhillyByBoat/Bartrams. Bartram Members receive 20% off! Email amcdowell@bartramsgarden.org for the special Bartram Member promo code.

12:00pm - 3:00pm

Curator’s Tour with Joel Fry

Join us for a special tour with our Curator Joel Fry, focused on the fascinating history of the fabulously finicky Franklin tree (Franklinia alatamaha) and other lovely summertime blooms at Bartram’s Garden. Bring along those burning Franklinia care questions!

Tickets are free for Bartram’s Garden Members, $15 for adults, $12 seniors & students.

RSVP online: julyjoelfry.bpt.me.

1:00pm - 2:30pm

July 30, 2014

Grow It Yourself (GIY) Workshop Series

Learn how to grow your own food and join us for the July GIY session, which will answer the question: “When is it time to harvest my carrots?” You’ll learn the basics of harvesting and post-harvest handling, which are essential to enjoying those beautiful vegetables that you’ve grown.

Partners of the Community Farm and Food Resource Center at Bartram’s Garden (CFFRC) will hold GIY classes on the last Wednesday of each month. These programs and FREE and open to the community.

To RSVP, email tyholmberg@gmail.com.

Presented by the Partners of the Community Farm and Food Resource Center at Bartram’s Garden: The Agaston Urban Nutrition Initiative, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS), Bartram’s Garden and City of Philadelphia Dept. of Parks and Recreation.

5:00pm - 7:00pm

July 31, 2014

Weekly Farm Stand

Stop by 54th & Lindbergh (the Garden’s entrance) every Thursday for fresh, seasonal produce grown at the Community Farm & Food Resource Center at Bartram’s Garden (CFFRC). WIC vouchers accepted and starting in July, SNAP will also be accepted. The CFFRC is made possible by a partnership between Bartram’s Garden, the Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (AUNI) of the University of Pennsylvania, City of Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS). Photo by Lisa Maria Patzer.

3:00pm - 6:30pm

August 2, 2014

Ice Cream Tour & Tasting

Enjoy a cool treat and join us as we make ice cream using an old-fashioned 19th century hand crank-style machine, much as it would have been done during the Victorian era when Bartram’s Garden served as a “pleasure garden” on the banks of the Schuylkill River.

Tickets are free for Bartram’s Garden Members and children under the age of 2, $15 for adults, $12 seniors & students.

This program will also take place on July 13 and August 10. The July 13 program will feature non-dairy sorbet.

RSVP online: http://august2icecream.bpt.me.

1:00pm - 2:30pm

August 3, 2014

Boat to Bartram’s Garden

Come along with Patriot Harbor Lines and cruise to Bartram’s Garden, where you will discover the home of America’s first great botanist, John Bartram. Departing from Walnut Street Dock at 24th & Walnut, the 3-hour cruise includes a 2-hour stop at Bartram’s Garden. Enjoy amazing views of Philadelphia’s skyline, take a guided tour of the National Historic Landmark Bartram House, plus explore the historic garden, community farm, and recreational trail.

These trips are co-sponsored by the Schuylkill River Development Corporation. The U.S. Coast Guard-approved vessel is a reproduction of a classic 1920s mini commuter yacht, featuring wrap-around seating, a fully equipped bar, and restroom. The stern is sheltered yet open and allows guests to take in all the interesting sights along the way!

Two cruises will be offered on August 3. Departure times from the Walnut Street Dock will be 12 pm and 1 pm.

For more information and tickets, visit: www.zerve.com/PhillyByBoat/Bartrams. Bartram Members receive 20% off! Email amcdowell@bartramsgarden.org for the special Bartram Member promo code.

12:00pm - 3:00pm

August 6, 2014

Little Explorers Toddlers Program + BONUS Story Hour!

Our Little Explorers’ theme for the month of August is “Water Wonderland.” We’ll cool off with outdoor water games and discover why water is so important to the Garden!

Morning session: 10:00 am – 11:30 am. RSVP online: http://augustlittleexplorers-am.bpt.me.

Afternoon session: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm. RSVP online: http://augustlittleexplorers-pm.bpt.me.

BONUS! From 12 pm – 1 pm, join us for Story Hour! Story Hour is FREE and open to the public. Little Explorers attendance not required to participate in Story Hour. So, bring a lunch and stay a bit longer to enjoy this bonus program!

Encourage your little one’s curiosity about the natural world through the Little Explorers Program, designed for children ages 2-4. Each lesson includes activities, reading, snacks, and walks through the garden (weather permitting). At least one adult chaperone is required for every two children.

Admission is $10 per child or free for Bartram Members.

10:00am - 1:00pm

August 7, 2014

Weekly Farm Stand

Stop by 54th & Lindbergh (the Garden’s entrance) every Thursday for fresh, seasonal produce grown at the Community Farm & Food Resource Center at Bartram’s Garden (CFFRC). WIC vouchers accepted and starting in July, SNAP will also be accepted. The CFFRC is made possible by a partnership between Bartram’s Garden, the Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative (AUNI) of the University of Pennsylvania, City of Philadelphia Department of Parks and Recreation and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS). Photo by Lisa Maria Patzer.

3:00pm - 6:30pm

August 9, 2014

Boat to Bartram’s Garden

Come along with Patriot Harbor Lines and cruise to Bartram’s Garden, where you will discover the home of America’s first great botanist, John Bartram. Departing from Walnut Street Dock at 24th & Walnut, the 3-hour cruise includes a 2-hour stop at Bartram’s Garden. Enjoy amazing views of Philadelphia’s skyline, take a guided tour of the National Historic Landmark Bartram House, plus explore the historic garden, community farm, and recreational trail.

These trips are co-sponsored by the Schuylkill River Development Corporation. The U.S. Coast Guard-approved vessel is a reproduction of a classic 1920s mini commuter yacht, featuring wrap-around seating, a fully equipped bar, and restroom. The stern is sheltered yet open and allows guests to take in all the interesting sights along the way!

Two cruises will be offered on August 9. Departure times from the Walnut Street Dock will be 12 pm and 1 pm.

For more information and tickets, visit: www.zerve.com/PhillyByBoat/Bartrams. Bartram Members receive 20% off! Email amcdowell@bartramsgarden.org for the special Bartram Member promo code.

12:00pm - 3:00pm
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