Happenings

January 7, 2015

Little Explorers Toddler Program

Snow or shine, we’ll get together in the cozy Bartram Barn to hibernate with some good books and talk about our missing animal friends.

Morning session: 10:00 am – 11:30 am. RSVP: 2015januarylittleexplorers-am.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

January 9, 2015

Sacred Arts of Tibet

Join the monks of Gaden Shartse Phukhang Monastery of South India for an inspiring weekend of events that explore Buddhist practices and paths to inner peace and compassion.

All day Friday & Saturday, January 9 & 10 — Observe the creation of a beautiful and intricate sand mandala.

Friday, January 9, 7 pm — Lecture: The Three Stages of Life.

Saturday, January 10, 7 pm — Lecture: World Peace and the Unity of All Religions.

All events are open to the public and pay-what-you-wish. Suggested donation is $15.

For more information, visit: www.sacredartsoftibettour.org.

12:00am - 11:59pm

January 14, 2015

Homeschooler Days

January’s lesson topic is “Taste.” If junk food is supposed to be bad for us, then why do we like the taste of it so much? How does our sense of taste work? Do animals also perceive taste? We’ll delve into all this and give our taste buds a workout in the process.

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: 2015januaryhomeschool-am.bpt.me

Afternoon session: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. RSVP: 2015januaryhomeschool-pm.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

January 19, 2015

MLK Day of Service

Join us for this annual day of service in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Your volunteer efforts can make an incredible difference at Bartram’s Garden!

Lunch and a free t-shirt will be provided for volunteers (while supplies last.)

To pre-register, please email: tgreenberg@bartramsgarden.org

9:00am - 12:00pm

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

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 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

May 8, 2015

Spring Plant Sale & Mothers’ Day Weekend Celebration

Our annual Spring Plant Sale will feature a beautiful selection of native perennials, shrubs, and trees, plus vegetables, herbs, and more. Check back in the spring for our plant sale inventory list and more details on our Mothers’ Day festivities!

Horticulturalists will be on hand to answer questions and share garden-planning advice.

Bartram’s Garden Members enjoy first pick of this year’s fabulous selection of plants during our Member Preview Party on Friday, May 8, plus discounts on plant purchases all weekend long!

10:00am - 4:00pm
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