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Seed Swap & Workshop Plus Volunteer Seed Cleaning Day

January 31, 2015 @ 5:00 am - 11:00 am

Keeping seeds connects us to our past and to our collective future. When we keep our seeds, we hold onto our freedom. We will begin the day with telling the stories embodied in our ancestors’ seeds, and talking about the current political context that makes seed keeping so essential. We’ll explore important concepts for saving seeds, such as plant relationships and reproduction; isolation distance and number of plants needed to prevent inbreeding. We’ll also have hands-on time for cleaning wet seeds, and the afternoon workday will provide more hands-on time with dry seeds.

10 am to 12 pm: presentation and workshop

12 pm to 1 pm: lunch and seed swap

1 pm to 4 pm: volunteer seed cleaning project

Suggested donation $7.

This event is co-hosted by Bartram’s Garden and the Bartram’s Farm & Community Resource Center. Due to weather, this event has been re-scheduled from 1/24 to the snow date.

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Biking & Walking

Birds

Boating & Fishing

Flowers, Plants & Trees

Gardening

History

Kids' Activities

Sankofa Community Farm

Southwest Philadelphia

Water Quality

Workshops, Wellness & Culture

Youth Internships

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Biking & Walking

Follow the Schuylkill River Trail from the North Mile to 56th Street and beyond.

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

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Youth Internships

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