Southwest Spring Fest
April 16 to April 30 @ Bartram's Garden + Online!
We’re celebrating Southwest Philly and spring! Join us to plant a tree, connect with your foodways, enjoy live music, relax and craft, and more.
SEED LIBRARY IN COURTYARD
Take home free seeds to try in your garden, or leave some seeds for others to grow.
4/16 – 4/30
EDUCATION POP-UPS IN THE GARDEN
Meet a Bartram Garden’s educator in the Garden (unless the weather is inclement) for a nature lesson and take-home activities!
Plants + Seeds: 4/17 11am-1pm or 4/20 10am-12pm
Nests + Eggs: 4/24 12-2pm
Animal Navigation: 4/27 10am-12pm
PLANTS FOR SALE
Veggies, flowers, trees, seeds, and more! Shop online or drop by the Welcome Center throughout the spring and summer to see what’s available, as stock changes with the seasons.
Use code NEIGHBOR for 10% off!
LIVE MUSIC, LOCAL VENDORS + FOOD TRUCKS
Beats by DJ Femi
4/17 11am-1pm in the Upper Meadow
4/24 11am-12pm at 56th Street Plaza
GROW YOUR OWN FOOD AT HOME!
Apply today for a low-cost garden bed installed at your home though the Sankofa Community Farm’s B.I.G. Beds program. Soil and starter plants included!
RELAX & CRAFT
Join the Floret Vanguards for some family-friendly relaxation and crafting and learn some easy techniques to identify & manage stress in your own life.
4/17 12-2pm in the Upper Meadow
4/24 12-2pm at 56th Street Plaza
WHAT’S IN YOUR WINDOW? INTRO TO WINDOWBOX GARDENING
Join Hajjah Glover of Glover Gardens to learn how to create and maintain beautiful gardens under your own windows, and take home some seeds and soil of your own. Free registration required at the link below.
4/30 RESCHEDULED FOR 5/13 6-7:30pm at the Sankofa Community Farm
FREE YARD TREES!
while supplies last
Register online or walk up to the Welcome Center during open hours to pick up a free yard tree from TreePhilly. Options are also available for pick-up from Eastwick Library or home delivery.
deadbird the film & can anybody help me hold this body public grief altar by devynn emory
You are invited to stream the film deadbird and visit the public grief altar can anybody help me hold this body installed at Bartram’s Garden. The altar will be tended 12-4pm by devynn emory and jumatatu m. poe (but open all park hours).
4/16-4/18 film: online, all hours; public grief altar: Ann Bartram Carr Garden, open dawn to dusk, tended 12-4pm.
TREE PLANTING RITUAL & DISCUSSION
TreePhilly will assist in an Ashe Magnolia planting ritual followed by an open discussion of trees, including information on health and wellness impacts and how Southwest Philly homeowners can gain access to free yard trees from TreePhilly this spring.
4/22 3-4:30 pm
RESCHEDULED for 5/26, 6-7:30 pm (more details soon!)
JAMAICA KINCAID VIRTUAL READING GROUP
Jamie Bowers of the Free Library will lead a one-hour virtual discussion of the celebrated Antiguan-American writer’s Among Flowers: A Walk in the Himalaya. Space is limited; please register by April 11.
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
4/27 7-8pm online
Registrants can get a free copy of the book from the Welcome Center starting April 1, 10am-4pm, while supplies last.
SANKOFA COMMUNITY FARM WORKSHOP
Sankofa Legacy Crew will show us everything we need to know to grow summer vegetables in our container gardens.
4/28 5-6:30pm at the Sankofa Community Farm