Happenings

September 18, 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

September 20, 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 September 20. 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

September 21, 2014

Philly Stake

Bartram’s Garden is happy to once again host Philly Stake, a locally sourced, recurring dinner in which money is raised for creative & relevant community engaged projects. As a micro granting program, community members become creators.

Stake dinners are seasonal meals sourced from local farms and purveyors. At each dinner, project proposals are presented to the diners. Community members pay a sliding scale donation for dinner and an opportunity to vote for the project they deem most worthy for the funding. These projects aim to contribute to the vitality of Philadelphia in a multitude of innovative ways. Don’t forget to BYOB (bring your own blanket)!

Due to the popularity of this event at Bartram’s Garden, it is strongly suggested to purchase tickets ahead of time. No tickets will be available at the door. Pre-sale tickets are $20 (+service fee) and are limited to four per person. Click here to reserve your ticket to Philly Stake.

4:00pm - 7:00pm

September 24, 2014

Grow It Yourself (GIY) Workshop Series

Join us for the September GIY session, which will answer the question: “What to do with all these peppers?” Learn the basics of food preservation and canning so that you can enjoy your beautiful vegetables longer!

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

September 25, 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

September 28, 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 September 28. 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 upcoming restoration of the Carr Garden, which will showcase the colorful history and plant collection of John Bartram’s granddaughter, Ann, and her husband Colonel Robert Carr. This horticultural project, located on the west side of the National Historic Landmark Bartram House, will reinterpret the garden during its early 19th-century peak as a nursery for then-new species from Asia.

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

RSVP online: augustjoelfry.bpt.me.

1:00pm - 2:30pm

October 1, 2014

Little Explorers Toddler Program + BONUS Story Hour!

Our Little Explorers’ theme for the month of October is “Apple Cider, 18th Century Style.” We’ll all take a turn crushing apples in an old cider press to make fresh apple cider – yum!

Morning session: 10:00 am – 11:30 am. RSVP: octoberlittleexplorers-am.bpt.me

Afternoon session: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm. RSVP: octoberlittleexplorers-pm.bpt.me

BONUS! From 12 pm – 1 pm, we’ll be joined by Librarian Susan Ben of the Walnut Street West 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

Twilight in the Garden

Join us for a benefit and auction to support Bartram’s Garden, a National Historic Landmark and home of famed naturalists John and William Bartram.

Twilight in the Garden is a magical evening in a legendary landscape. Enjoy cocktails in the fragrant historic flower garden, a starlit view of the Philadelphia skyline, and a dinner of late-summer seasonal favorites in the reclaimed meadow. The evening also includes a lively auction, ferry rides on the Schuylkill River, and a sneak peek at the upcoming restoration of the historic Carr Garden, featuring heirloom roses and dahlias.

Proceeds from Twilight in the Garden support our award-winning outreach and science education and help keep our gates open, year-round and free, to anyone wishing to discover history and nature. We welcome more than 9,000 local students each year, along with 30,000 families, tourists, and urban explorers.

Tickets available now at www.bartramtwilight.org. For more information, contact Caroline Winschel at cwinschel@bartramsgarden.org or 215-729-5281 ext. 104.

5:00pm - 9:30pm

October 2, 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
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