May 2022

Art Workshop: Botanical Shadow Art

Bartram's Garden Barn

Create a portrait that evokes the charm of an old silhouette with a twist. Using natural items discovered within the garden, we'll design a piece of truly personal and unique art that will hold the memory of a day at Bartram's Garden for years to come. Materials will be provided.


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Paint & Sip in the Meadow (SOLD OUT)

Upper Meadow

Join us for our first Paint & Sip of the season! This ever-popular program gives you a chance to paint outdoors in the splendor of Bartram's Garden in the springtime. Delight in the joy of art and relaxed conversation as we paint the meadow together. Materials and instruction will be provided. Feel free to bring...


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Urban Medicine Cabinet: Cold Process Soap Making (SOLD OUT)

Upper Meadow

$2 – $20

Cold Process Soap 101 - there are so many benefits to making soap! You control the process from start to finish. Learn the basics of this profitable skill. Make soap from scratch! This event is rain or shine; in the case of inclement weather, it will take place in the Garden's Coach House.    ...


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Urban Medicine Cabinet: Tooth Powder Paste

Upper Meadow

$2 – $20

Did you know you can easily make effective, good-tasting, and inexpensive toothpaste yourself?     About the instructor, Nyambi Royster of Nyambi Naturals: A Medicinal Herb Farmer and Herbalist for over 15 years, Nyambi Royster has taught Urban Health Courses and Agroecology Workshops at national institutes of learning including  Drexel University, University of Pennsylvania, and LaSalle...


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June 2022

Urban Medicine Cabinet: Herbal Deodorant

Upper Meadow

$2 – $20

Conventional deodorant/antiperspirants work great but contain aluminum and other additives that have been linked to breast cancer. Learn how to use natural ingredients to make a healthier and effective alternative without the use of baking soda!   About the instructor, Nyambi Royster of Nyambi Naturals: A Medicinal Herb Farmer and Herbalist for over 15 years, Nyambi...


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Urban Medicine Cabinet: Body Butter Bars

Upper Meadow

$2 – $20

Body Butter Bars are the answer to rough, dry patches like knees, elbows, and feet! Learn how to use shea butter and other ingredients to create a supreme moisturizer!   About the instructor, Nyambi Royster of Nyambi Naturals: A Medicinal Herb Farmer and Herbalist for over 15 years, Nyambi Royster has taught Urban Health Courses and...


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July 2022

Botany for Herbalists

Coach House
5400 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, PA

Learn the basics of plant identification with DC-based herbalist botanist, and forager Holly Poole-Kavana. This class will be taught in two sections: the morning will consist of an indoor presentation of the basic concepts used in field identification (illustrated with close-up photographs) and how to plant ID and plant families enrich the practice of herbalism....


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Urban Medicine Cabinet: Liver Health Tincture

Upper Meadow

$2 – $20

This root tincture is useful in cases of poor or sluggish digestion, skin conditions such as acne and eczema, and any general health issue in which the liver might be of concern.   About the instructor, Nyambi Royster of Nyambi Naturals: A Medicinal Herb Farmer and Herbalist for over 15 years, Nyambi Royster has taught Urban...


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August 2022

Art Gathering: Botanical Illustration

Coach House
5400 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, PA

Practice the time-honored tradition of botanical illustration within the historically significant setting of Bartram’s Garden. Working from live specimens, participants will have a chance to closely observe and recreate the structures that make each plant unique. Materials will be provided, or bring your own to share with the group.   Learn more about this workshop's...


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Biking & Walking

Birds

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Gardening

History

Kids' Activities

Sankofa Community Farm

Southwest Philadelphia

Water Quality

Workshops, Wellness & Culture

Youth Internships

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Biking & Walking

Stroll the Schuylkill River Trail or join us for biking!

Birds

Look up! More than 100 species of birds rely on this ecosystem.

Boating & Fishing

Enjoy all that the Tidal Schuylkill River has to offer.

Flowers, Plants & Trees

See what’s blooming, find a favorite tree, and stroll the gardens and natural lands.

Gardening

Bring the Garden home! Shop for plants and grow your own food.

History

Uncover the interconnected stories of this historic site.

Kids' Activities

Join us year-round to learn, make, share, and wonder.

Sankofa Community Farm

“Go back and get it!” Growing food sovereignty with an African Diaspora focus.

Southwest Philadelphia

Resources and opportunities especially for neighbors in Southwest Philly.

Water Quality

Find our latest data on the river’s bacteria levels and recent rainfall.

Workshops, Wellness & Culture

Enjoy upcoming workshops, self-care, and events. Are you a Southwest artist? Let’s partner!

Youth Internships

Calling Southwest students: paid internships available with the river, the farm, and the trees.