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May 7, 2021 | ,

Open-Air Social

Soak up some sunshine and mingle with friends during the Open-Air Social at Bartram’s Garden. Enjoy live riverfront music with beloved local DJ, Femi and Bartram Quizzo in the botanical garden with staff horticulturist, Katie. Quizzo winners get to take home hand-selected plant bundles, local honey, and a fresh spring bouquet! Ticket price ($70) includes picnic fare! Guests receive a festive cocktail from Philadelphia Distilling, 4 slices of wood fired pizza from Red Stone Pizza Truck, and a box of…

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cherry tomatoes ripen on the vine

May 8, 2021 |

Sankofa Community Farm Volunteer Day

Health reminders: Masks must be worn in accordance with Pennsylvania and City of Philadelphia COVID-19 requirements. If you are sick or concerned about symptoms, please do not volunteer. Public restrooms will be open for the duration of the volunteer day and will be disinfected regularly. Hand sanitizer will be provided. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up with their pods if possible. Volunteers will work alongside Farm staff to support seasonal plantings, harvesting, weeding, invasive species removal, and orchard support. Volunteers…

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Green & red seedlings lined up in a greenhouse

May 8, 2021 |

Horticulture Volunteer Day

Health reminders: Masks must be worn in accordance with Pennsylvania and City of Philadelphia COVID-19 requirements. If you are sick or concerned about symptoms, please do not volunteer. Public restrooms will be open for the duration of the volunteer day and are disinfected regularly. Hand sanitizer provided. Volunteers are encouraged to sign up with their pods if possible. Volunteers will support seasonal plantings, weeding, invasive species removal, and support greenhouse maintenance. Registered volunteers will meet at the Welcome Center promptly…

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a young person plants baby kale into a fresh bed of soil

May 8, 2021 | , ,

SWWAG Workshop: Garden Basics: How to Start a Home Garden

Learn the basic fundamentals of starting a garden in your own backyard or community. From Soil to seeding, to type of plants, and best practices in growing summer crops. Skill level: Beginner Workshop leader: Nefertari Muhammad, Supreme Compost

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black and white photo of outbuildlings at Bartram's Garden in 1895

May 8, 2021 | ,

Curator’s Tour: Vernacular or Folk Architecture at Bartram’s Garden

Vernacular or Folk Architecture at Bartram’s Garden — Outbuildings and the Bartram House Bartram’s Garden preserves a varied collection of stone farm buildings — built, remodeled, and reused over centuries. Local stone buildings from the 1730s to the 1850s can be found at Bartram’s Garden. This tour will explore the various uses and alterations of these farm and garden buildings, put up over the years by the Bartram family and their neighbors. Both outbuildings and the Bartram House show a…

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May 9, 2021 | ,

Open-Air Social

Soak up some sunshine and mingle with friends during the Open-Air Social at Bartram’s Garden. Enjoy live riverfront music with beloved local DJ, Femi OR Bartram Quizzo in the botanical garden with staff horticulturist, Katie. Quizzo winners get to take home hand-selected plant bundles, local honey, and a fresh spring bouquet! Ticket price ($70) includes picnic fare! Guests receive a festive cocktail from Philadelphia Distilling, 4 slices of wood fired pizza from Red Stone Pizza Truck, and a box of…

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Antique botanical illustration of a passionflower (Passiflora sp.) bloom and leaves

May 12, 2021 | ,

Homeschooler Days – The Art of Nature (2021)

Create a beautiful natural history illustration of your own and learn how art and science work together to help us see and understand the world. General Admission – May 12th  |  May 19th SW Neighbors & ACCESS Cardholders – May 12th  |  May 19th For homeschoolers ages 5 to 11 and their adult. Lessons are repeated each month to allow for greater social distancing; please be sure to sign up for your preferred date. Al lessons are outdoors. When you…

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May 12, 2021 | ,

LISC Open Conversation: Shape the Future of Southwest

Southwest residents are invited to join LISC Philly via Zoom for this series of Community Conversations as we explore the hopes and possibilities of Southwest, together as neighbors. The recent and coming investments in Southwest Philadelphia have heightened the urgency of local residents and groups to exercise ownership over what is taking place in their neighborhood. Led by local community leaders, residents and organizations are working together to define a collaborative approach for how the community welcomes new investment and…

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purple and pink flowers in a terracotta windowbox in front of a window with blue shades

May 13, 2021 | , , ,

What’s in Your Window? Windowbox Workshop

Learn how to create and maintain beautiful gardens under your own windows, and take home some seeds and soil of your own. FREE! Priority enrollment for Southwest Neighbors. Registration is required at the link below. Skill level: Beginner Workshop leader: Hajjah Glover of Glover Gardens

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