Happenings

August 21, 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 23, 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 23. 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 27, 2014

Grow It Yourself (GIY) Workshop Series

Learn how to grow your own food and join us for the August GIY session, which will answer the question: “It’s Fall, what can I plant now?” You’ll learn the basics of planning for late winter crops and how to extend the growing season so that you can enjoy 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

August 28, 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 3, 2014

Little Explorers Toddler Program + BONUS Story Hour!

Our Little Explorers’ theme for the month of September is “Summer Harvest Celebration.” We’ll harvest the Garden’s bounty and taste an array of fresh flavors!

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

Afternoon session:1:00 pm – 2:30 pm. RSVP: septemberlittleexplorers-pm.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.

BONUS PROGRAM: From 12 pm – 1 pm, we’ll be joined by Librarian T. Kim Robinson of the Kingsessing Library branch for Story Hour! Story Hour is FREE and open to the public. Little Explorers attendance not required to participate in Story Hour. Feel free to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy this bonus program!

10:00am - 1:00pm

September 4, 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 6, 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 6. 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 7, 2014

Philadelphia Honey Festival at Bartram’s Garden

Save the date for the sweetest event of the year! Philadelphia Honey Festival events at Bartram’s Garden will take place on Sunday, September 7, 10 am to 4 pm. This year’s event will feature open hive demonstrations, our fall plant sale (click here for the plant sale list), vendors and food trucks, children’s activities and much, much more!

Click here for the full schedule of events.

Click here to enter the Honey Recipe Contest.

Click here to purchase tickets for the Bartram’s Bitters Cocktail Party.

The mission of the Philadelphia Honey Festival is to raise awareness about the importance of honey bees to our environment, our food supply and our economy, and to promote urban beekeeping and gardening. Festival partners include the Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild, Bartram’s Garden, Wyck Historic House and Garden and the Wagner Free Institute of Science.

10:00am - 4:00pm

The Artful Nature Journal: Fall Session

Drawing inspiration from the natural beauty and history of Bartram’s Garden, this seasonal workshop series is ideal for artists of all levels (ages 15 & up). Each session will consist of 6 classes. With a different focus each week, participants will gain exposure to a wide variety of media and techniques and practice drawing from natural subjects, including botanical specimens, trees, and birds. Participants who register for all three sessions will be able to create and bind their own nature journal, which will reflect the beauty of three seasons at Bartram’s Garden.

Spring Session:
1:00 – 3:00 pm on Sundays: March 2, March 16, April 6, April 27, May 4, May 18

Summer Session:
1:00 – 3:00 pm on Sundays: June 1, June 15, July 6, July 20, August 3, August 17

Fall Session:
1:00 – 3:00 pm on Sundays: September 7, September 21, October 5, October 19, November 2, November 16

Instructors: Local artists and Bartram enthusiasts Heather Rinehart and Alina Josan will be team-teaching this workshop series. Alina studied painting at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art and her work has been commissioned by several notable historic institutions in the Philadelphia area. Heather’s professional background in illustration and design, as well as her interests in nature and storytelling, add another layer of depth and dimension to the quality of instruction in this workshop series.

Registration and cost: Please click here.

Click here to download The Artful Nature Journal flyer.

1:00pm - 3:00pm

September 10, 2014

Homeschooler Days

September’s lesson topic is “Miniature Worlds.” We’ll shrink ourselves down to the size of ants so that we can spend the day exploring our own tiny patch of earth. We’ll hone our fine observation skills and exercise our imaginations, working together to develop a new understanding of the parts of the garden that lie hidden right under our noses.

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: septemberhomeschool-am.bpt.me

Afternoon session: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. RSVP: septemberhomeschool-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.

10:00am - 12:00pm
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