Happenings

October 23, 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

October 25, 2014

Archives Month Philly Event: Tour of the John Bowman Bartram Special Collections Library and Exhibit

October is American Archives Month! Bartram’s Garden is a proud partner of Archives Month Philly, an annual celebration of archives, special collections libraries, and cultural institutions. Our curator Joel Fry will offer a special tour of the Bartram’s Garden library and archives, which includes rare books and manuscripts related to the history of botany and its practice in the Philadelphia area. Two exciting recent additions to our collection are a mid-19th century herbarium of plants collected locally by Emma Thomas of Whitby Hall, and a letter from Benjamin Franklin, dated London, 1769, with an undated seed list of 102 species by John Bartram on the rear. The letter was donated by the McNeil Americana Collection and the Barra Foundation.

Tours will take place at 11 am and 1 pm. Tours are limited to 12 people and reservations are required. RSVP to lgale@bartramsgarden.org.

For a full calendar of Archives Month Philly events, please visit archivesmonthphilly.com.

11:00am - 2:00pm

October 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 October 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

Apple Cider Tour & Tasting

Learn about the history of cider making at Bartram’s Garden in this family-friendly program and try your hand at making cider from fresh apples on our old-fashioned press. Enjoy the fruits of your labor and explore the garden in all its autumn splendor!

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

RSVP: cideroctober26.bpt.me.

This program will also take place on October 11.

1:00pm - 2:30pm

October 29, 2014

Grow It Yourself (GIY) Workshop Series

Learn how to grow your own food and join us for the October GIY session, which will answer the question: “How can I save these seeds for next year?” You’ll learn the basics of saving seeds for a beautiful crop of vegetables next year.

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

October 30, 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

November 1, 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 November 1. 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

November 5, 2014

Little Explorers Toddlers Program + BONUS Story Hour!

Our Little Explorers’ theme for the month of November is “Seed Collectors.” How do seeds travel? Collect seeds from all over the garden and make a beautiful, natural mosaic.

Morning session: 10:00 am – 11:30 am. RSVP: novemberlittleexplorers-am.brownpapertickets.com (link will be active as of 9/24).

Afternoon session: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm. RSVP: novemberlittleexplorers-pm.brownpapertickets.com (link will be active as of 9/24).

BONUS! From 12 pm – 1 pm, we’ll be joined by Librarian Jamie Bowers of the Paschalville Library branch 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

November 12, 2014

Homeschooler Days

November’s lesson topic is “Urban Wildlife.” Who’s outside your window? Bartram’s Garden is a special place where many different animals live, but did you know there are entire habitats on your block, too? Learn about the animals that call the streets of Philadelphia home, Center City to the Suburbs.

Our Homeschooler Days program serves homeschooled students, ages 5 – 13, and meets monthly with morning and afternoon sessions to choose from.  This year’s topics range from botany to colonial cooking, and from navigation to creating music from birdsong!

Morning session: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. RSVP: novemberhomeschool-am.bpt.me (link will be active as of 10/1).

Afternoon session: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. RSVP: novemberhomeschool-pm.bpt.me (link will be active as of 10/1).

Costs: $10 per student or free for Bartram Members.

Each lesson includes activities, reading, snacks, and walks through the garden (weather permitting).  At least one adult chaperone is required for every two children.

Pre-registration required. Waitlist is available if registration is full. Contact Zach Webber: zwebber@bartramsgarden.org.

10:00am - 12:00pm

November 26, 2014

Grow It Yourself (GIY) Workshop Series

Learn how to grow your own food and join us for the November GIY session, which will answer the question: “What do I do when winter comes?” You’ll learn how to properly put your garden “to bed” so that you can enjoy beautiful vegetables next growing season.

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
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