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SPECIAL TOUR: Farm and Foodways (2017)

August 12, 2017 @ 6:00 am - 7:00 am

Bartram’s Garden
5400 Lindbergh Blvd.
Philadelphia, 19143 United States

The Garden has long been a place for the exchange of ideas. In the 18th and 19th century, notable persons in the fields of art and science and from the political realm would gather here at this garden to walk its grounds and discuss abstract ideas and the issues of their time.  The Garden was seen as a place of ideas and imagination – where the passing of the seasons and the intimate connection to the tides could spark inspiration and creativity.

This month, the tour will be led by Chris Bolden-Newsome, co-founder of the Farm at Bartram’s Garden.  Take a walk with Chris through the 1.5 acre crop field, including its African Diaspora Garden, to learn the ways in which our connection to, and our storytelling and preservation of, the land can be radical.  How does the farm speak to resistance? What does it take to resist?  How is the farm relevant to us today?  Come join us in talking about the history of this farm and garden and the people who inhabited it so that we may, together, find the inspiration to follow their lead.

Attendees should arrive ready to share in the conversation.

Free

About this tour series: SEEDS OF DISSENT

Bartram’s Garden has long been a place for the exchange of ideas. This season, we offer a series of eight conversations held on the second Saturday of each month at 11 am from April through November. Free!

We’re highlighting the way in which the Bartram family (and the Garden itself) has been radical through the times. What did resistance look like to the members of the Bartram family? What forms did it take? What does it take to achieve resistance?

In answering these questions, we will come to find that radical thought has long been a staple of this garden and, in fact, been the driving force of its long tenure. Come join us in talking about the history of this garden and the people who inhabited it so that we may, together, find the inspiration to follow their lead.

I'm interested in:

Biking & Walking

Birds

Boating & Fishing

Flowers, Plants & Trees

Gardening

History

Kids' Activities

Sankofa Community Farm

Southwest Philadelphia

Water Quality

Workshops, Wellness & Culture

Youth Internships

I'm interested in:

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

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.