Resources for Growers & Gardeners

Are you learning to grow your own food or plants?

Join our staff, youth leaders, and partners to build skills and learn new techniques through online and in-person resources.

Opportunities & Resources

Home Garden Beds

Want to grow food at home? Southwest Philly neighbors can sign up for a low-cost raised bed garden.

Floriculture

A free 7-month course in harvesting and preserving flowers, leaves, and other plant materials.

Shop Plants from Our Nursery

Bring our garden home to yours. Shop plants and seeds from our nursery year-round at the Welcome Center or online. Seeds can be shipped; all plants are pickup-only at Bartram’s Garden. Discounts available for Southwest Philadelphia neighbors and Bartram's Garden members!

Volunteering

Interested in getting involved and developing a relationship with the land? Check out current volunteer opportunities.

Community Garden

Grow relationships and food sovereignty by growing your own plants in our community garden.

Building Your Home Apothecary

A 9-month introduction to herbalism as a tool for cultivating intimate, liberating, and communal relationships with the land and each other. Scholarships available! Applications for 2024 are currently closed.

Upcoming Events

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Sankofa Community Farm Skillshare Series

Learn from youth leaders from the Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden while growing your garden and connecting with your foodways.

Series created and hosted by Zaevion in Summer 2022.

Episode 1: Weeding & Wild Plants with Tamara and Kalia

Episode 2: Plant Families & Pest Management with Princess and Steve

Episode 3: Transplanting & Direct Seeding with Kaiyon and Chyna

Fruit Trees, Mushrooms, Perennials, and More:

Tutorials & Resources from the Philadelphia Orchard Project

Tips and techniques from our partners at the Philadelphia Orchard Project.

Video Series: How to Prune Fruit Trees and Other Woody Fruiting Plants

Created by the Philadelphia Orchard Project

Video Series: Food Orchard Stewardship and Management

Created by the Philadelphia Orchard Project

Video Series: Gleaning & Foraging

Created by the Philadelphia Orchard Project

Blog Post: Overwintering Potted Perennial Herbs

Created by the Philadelphia Orchard Project

Blog Post: Growing Mushrooms in Mulch

Created by the Philadelphia Orchard Project

Blog Post: Effective Micro-organisms for Orchards

Created by the Philadelphia Orchard Project

Plant Spotlight: Asian Pear

Created by the Philadelphia Orchard Project

Plant Spotlight: Elderberry

Created by the Philadelphia Orchard Project

Plant Spotlight: Sorrel

Created by the Philadelphia Orchard Project

Farming & Horticulture BlogGarden Insights

February 22, 2024

Joel's Wisdom in the Garden: Remembered by Mandy Katz

In fond memory of Curator Joel T. Fry (February 22, 1957–March 21, 2023) Almost one year past the date of Joel’s surprising illness and death, I still find myself in...

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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

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 or grow food, trees, and more.

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.