Happenings

January 31, 2015

Seed Saving Workshop & Volunteer Seed Cleaning Day

Keeping seeds connects us to our past and to our collective future. When we keep our seeds, we hold onto our freedom. We will begin the day with telling the stories embodied in our ancestors’ seeds, and talking about the current political context that makes seed keeping so essential. We’ll explore important concepts for saving seeds, such as plant relationships and reproduction; isolation distance and number of plants needed to prevent inbreeding. We’ll also have hands-on time for cleaning wet seeds, and the afternoon workday will provide more hands-on time with dry seeds.

10 am to 12 pm: presentation and workshop

12 pm to 1 pm: lunch and seed swap

1 pm to 4 pm: volunteer seed cleaning project

Suggested donation $7.

This event is co-hosted by Bartram’s Garden and the Bartram’s Farm & Community Resource Center. Due to weather, this event has been re-scheduled from 1/24 to the snow date.

10:00am - 4:00pm

February 4, 2015

Little Explorers Toddler Program

During this month’s program, everyone can help to bake fresh cornbread and churn cream into butter for a delicious snack.

Morning session: 10:00 am – 11:30 am. RSVP: 2015februarylittleexplorers.bpt.me

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.

Please note: We are no longer offering an afternoon session for Little Explorers.

10:00am - 11:30am

February 11, 2015

Homeschooler Days

February’s lesson topic is “Clothes and Culture in an Ever-Changing World.” Do your clothes say something about who you are and what you do?  We’ll take a look at history in the context of fashion to see how people have thought of themselves, looked at one another, and lived day-to-day through the centuries.

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: 2015februaryhomeschoolam.bpt.me

Afternoon session: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. RSVP: 2015februaryhomeschoolpm.bpt.me

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 Leslie Gale: lgale@bartramsgarden.org.

10:00am - 12:00pm

February 15, 2015

Seed Cleaning Volunteer Day

Volunteers are needed to assist with our annual seed cleaning project. You’ll learn how to save seeds in this hands-on project and all volunteers will also get to take some home. RSVP to nwygant@bartramsgarden.org.

1:00pm - 4:00pm

March 4, 2015

Little Explorers Toddler Program

Our theme for the month of March is “It’s Raining, It’s Pouring!” Wriggling worms and mud puddles make for fun springtime art and science explorations.

Morning session: 10:00 am – 11:30 am. RSVP: 2015marchlittleexplorers.bpt.me

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.

Please note: We are no longer offering an afternoon session for Little Explorers.

10:00am - 11:30am

March 11, 2015

Homeschooler Days

March’s lesson topic is “Nest Building.” We’ll be out in the Garden with the birds, observing.  You’ll experience the diversity of building techniques and material choices across various species and construct a nest of your own from materials collected on site.

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: 2015marchhomeschoolam.bpt.me

Afternoon session: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. RSVP: 2015marchhomeschoolafternoon.bpt.me

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 Leslie Gale: lgale@bartramsgarden.org.

10:00am - 12:00pm

March 14, 2015

Fruit Tree Grafting with Lee Reich

Learn all the basics of fruit tree grafting from Dr. Lee Reich, author of Grow Fruit NaturallyLandscaping with Fruit, and The Pruning Book. Reich lectures nationally on horticultural topics and has worked for both the USDA and Cornell University as a soil science researcher. His “farmden” in New Paltz, NY (“more than a garden and less than a farm”), which is a test site for innovative techniques in soil care, pruning, and growing fruits and vegetables, has been featured in The New York Times and Martha Stewart Magazine.

Reich will explain the theory and demonstrate techniques for whip and bridge grafts. All attendees will graft their own pear or Asian pear tree to bring home or donate to the Philadelphia Orchard Project to plant in a community orchard in the city.

Space is limited for this hands-on workshop; advance registration required. $60 for general public, $50 for Bartram’s Garden members and POP partners & volunteers. Register online at: http://leereichphilly.bpt.me.

 

1:00pm - 4:00pm

April 1, 2015

Little Explorers Toddler Program

This month’s theme: “Growing Plants, Growing Minds.” We’ll search the garden for young green sprouts and learn about the baby plant inside of every seed, then we’ll plant a seed to grow at home.

Morning session: 10:00 am – 11:30 am. RSVP: 2015aprillittleexplorers.bpt.me.

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. Please note: Program is cancelled if Philadelphia School District is closed for weather emergencies.

10:00am - 11:30am

April 8, 2015

Homeschooler Days

April’s lesson topic is “Plants and Insects.” There would be fewer fruits and vegetables to eat if there weren’t any bees, but do plants depend on other insects?  What about the insects a plant needs to defend against? We’ll discover the adaptations insects and plants have made to each other and their interdependence.

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: 2015aprilhomeschoolam.bpt.me

Afternoon session: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. RSVP: 2015aprilhomeschoolafternoon.bpt.me

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 Leslie Gale: lgale@bartramsgarden.org.

10:00am - 12:00pm

April 25, 2015

BirdPhilly Birding Walk

BirdPhilly.org says: “Historic Bartram’s Garden is perhaps the best 40 acres of birding in Philly! With river access, fields, woodlands, wetlands, and ornamental plantings, this spot has an amazing diversity of bird-attracting habitat.” Join us for this free bird walk with guides from BirdPhilly when we expect to see late wintering waterfowl with early arriving breeders and migrants like warblers and orioles (both species).

 

7:00am - 10:00am
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