Sundays on Station with Sustainable Haddon Heights presents a demonstration on summer lawn care. Learn how to save time, energy and water.
Learn about butterflies, bees and other helpful pollinators. Parents and children will read books about flowers, gardens, honey and insects followed by an educational component. Everyone will then make his or her own butterfly to take home. Registration requested.
$7 per child
Eat Healthy, Give Healthy! Fresh Produce Food Drives are back again at Clark Park and Headhouse Farmers Markets. Join the Coalition Against Hunger and The Food Trust bring fresh local produce to local food pantries by purchasing extra produce at Clark Park Farmers Market from 10am - 2pm on July 9th and Headhouse Farmers Market from 10am - 2pm on July 10th. Produce will be taken directly to pantries located near the respective markets.
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Bring your family and harvesting pails out to gather sweet, delicious wineberries—an invasive plant that the Schuylkill Center needs help removing from the forest. Take home your harvest and make wineberry pies, muffins and pancakes, or simply eat them fresh from the bramble.
Explore how the Pennsylvania Railroad connected the Main Line towns in the early 20th century and learn about Chanticleer Garden's transformation from private estate to public garden. A tour of the garden and the first floor of the Chanticleer House is included.
$20 for members; $30 for nonmembers
Bats are considered a gardener's best friend, and these little flying mammals are great hunters of insects. This two-hour event will discuss the eight species of bats native to Delaware, where they live, and how to include suitable shelters and landscape elements for bats within a particular backyard.
Philly Foodworks are having a FREE event at their space July 15th from 5-8 pm. Bring the whole family! There will be food, games, music, polaroids by Pop Up Polaroid, tours of Bennett Compost facility, adjusting and demos by Dr. Tripp from Brewerytown Chiroporactic and MORE!
Paper artist Nicole Donnelly explores plant-based paper and bookbinding in this workshop on the process of making paper by hand, which starts by harvesting the plants. All materials and tools provided. Registration required.
In this hands-on class, watch side-by-side demonstrations of making ricotta two ways, then create a savory lasagna lunch with a sweet ricotta dessert using the cheese made in class. Then, ask questions over lunch during a tasting of Cherry Grove Farm treats.
The Partnership for the Delaware Estuary is helping educators explore the use of water in the city through tours of a wastewater treatment plant and the Fairmount Water Works. The event will include a discussion on Philadelphia Water’s Understanding the Urban Watershed curriculum and related materials.
Chanticleer Garden Head of Facilities Ed Hincken will instruct the public on how Chanticleer staff maintains water features, researches and constructs new buildings, and implements green design. This event will include a discussion about the garden’s sustainable design features.
$20 for members; $30 for nonmembers
GMO Free NJ hosts a screening of this 2005 documentary exploring rural America, tradition, art and free expression. gmofreenj.com
Apiarist Dan Borkoski from the Land Conservancy for Southern Chester County will examine the busy, buzzy world of honeybees, and attendees will get a close-up look at a hive during routine inspection to gain practical beekeeping knowledge.
$5 for members; $10 for nonmembers
This new festival includes learning stations to hear about life in the water, and creative uses for water in art projects. Food trucks at the event include the Meat Wagon, Oink and Moo, and Weckerly’s Ice Cream.
Free with admission: adults $11, seniors $9, kids $7
On the eve of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, join thousands of clean energy advocates from around the world who will gather and demand a more hopeful future for our planet. Hundreds of local, regional and national organizations will join together in downtown Philadelphia. If your organization would like to join the march, or if you want to add your individual voice, keep up to date on protest meeting times and locations by visiting the organizing website.
Learn the basics of using rennet to turn milk into cheese in a mozzarella-making demonstration, then stretch fresh curd into your own fresh mozzarella. Wrap up class with a cheese tasting and instructor-led comparison between fresh mozzarella and aged cheeses.
Independent black cinema is honored through 40 films from five continents in a celebration that Ebony magazine has named “the black Sundance.”
The theme for the festival’s fifth year is “migration,” an examination of the African diaspora through emerging and established filmmakers.
COST: General admission $12; students and seniors $8; members $6 WHERE: Various venues in University City
Learn the basics of using rennet to turn milk into cheese in a mozzarella-making demonstration, then stretch fresh curd into your own fresh mozzarella. Wrap up class with a cheese tasting and instructor-led comparison between fresh mozzarella and aged Cherry Grove Farm cheeses.
Nichole Gerding from Thankful Sage Farm School will teach participants the recipes and techniques for both cold process (lye based) and pour-and-mold soaps. Everyone will get hands-on experience making melt-and-pour soaps and receive a bar to take home.
$10 suggested donation
The third annual Hoedown is an evening of locally sourced, farm-fresh food, live music and outdoor games, set against the backdrop of the Weavers Way Farm on the grounds of Awbury Arboretum. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic blanket.
$15 to $85; free for children 5 and under
Spend the night under the stars in the woodlands. The Schuylkill Center is joining the National Wildlife Federation to host the 12th annual Great American Backyard Campout. Go hiking, tell stories around the campfire, canoe and meet animals from the Wildlife Clinic. Picnic dinner and breakfast are included. Registration is required, and rental tents are available.
Join Greensgrow in celebration of the release of the new book “The Art of Gardening: Design Inspiration and Innovative Planting Techniques from Chanticleer,” which helps unwrap and explain why Philly’s public garden is so beloved.
Celebrate summer by adding pollinator-friendly native plants to your garden. The Schuylkill Center nursery is stocked with a wide selection of flowering shrubs, vines and perennials that provide important food for insect larvae and pollinators throughout the summer. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to help you select appropriate plants for your garden.
Pay as you go
The 33rd annual celebration includes blueberry picking, wagon rides, a music stage, 40 crafters and artists, local food vendors, blueberry baked goods, native plants and cases of blueberries to take home.
$10 per car WHERE: 120 Whitesbog Road, Browns Mills, N.J.
This interactive outdoor nature activity is designed for children ages 5 through 12. Each day will feature a different theme, focusing around activities such as bird watching, searching for salamanders or letterboxing. This program is held on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the summer.
Members $10; nonmembers $20
Celebrate everything wonderful about cherries by reading books about this delectable fruit. An educational component follows. Farm staff will show you how cherries grow and how they should be picked, and children will have a chance to gather and take home some of their own. Registration requested.
$7 per child
Treat Dad to an afternoon at New Jersey’s largest estate vineyard overlooking the Musconetcong Valley. Visitors will enjoy wine tasting, a cellar tour, live music and more. Bring a lawn chair, blanket or beach umbrella. No pets or EZ-Up shelters are allowed.
$10 for adults 21 and over; $5 for ages 13 to 20; free for children 12 and under
Celebrate the benefits of community gardening with the Neighborhood Gardens Trust. More than 40 community gardens across Philadelphia will welcome the public for tours, gardening advice, demonstrations and more. Walking, bike and bus tours available with pre-registration.
Bring your plants or a piece of a diseased plant to get identification and suggestions on treatment and other gardening tips. Bring a sample in an empty pill bottle of any insect from your garden that requires identification.
Join Steve Saffier of Audubon Pennsylvania and learn what plants our native birds look to for food, shelter and nesting and how you can turn your traditional landscape into an eating garden for birds in a short period.
Acrobatic and theatrical performances, an outdoor movie screening, food, beer, and music by West Philadelphia Orchestra and Chickabiddy help raise funds for The Resource Exchange to continue its mission to promote creative reuse, recycling and resource conservation.
Rachel Carson, in the final year of her life and struggling with cancer, recounts with both humor and anger the attacks by the chemical industry, the government and the press as she focuses her limited energy to get her message to Congress and the American people as she emerges as an advocate for the natural world.
Learn to identify 60 beautiful and functional native trees, shrubs and herbaceous perennials chosen by Mt. Cuba Center’s horticultural staff. Through lectures and outdoor labs, examine the key identifying characteristics of each plant, their preferred site conditions and environmental value. This is a six-session course on Thursdays.
Experts present a variety of tools/procedures to assist public and private land managers in developing best management practices. Morning lectures on ArcGIS software, forest and stream restoration projects, and invasive species control programs are followed by afternoon tours of Mt. Cuba Center’s natural lands projects.
$90, (lunch included)
From the stately Yellowwood to North America’s oldest ginkgo tree (ginkgo biloba), Bartram’s Garden plays host to a diverse array of trees. In this workshop, explore the garden and learn to render key elements of many different species of tree, from bark to crown. Step-by-step instruction and materials will be provided.
Free for members; $18 for nonmembers
Explore how these plants can strengthen the heart muscle, reduce blood pressure and tone the cardiovascular system. The workshop will also touch on how these plants can affect emotions of joy, grief and heartache.
Free for members; $15 for nonmembers
This year’s theme is “Are you connected?” at the region’s largest LGBT festival, which annually attracts more than 25,000 revelers for food, drink, entertainment and solidarity.
WHEN: Parade starts at 11:30 a.m. and arrives at festival location around 1 p.m. COST: Festival admission $15 WHERE: Gayborhood to Penn’s Landing
The Philadelphia Folksong Society is celebrating Awbury Arboretum’s centennial year with live music, circus performances, a petting zoo, a pop-up disc golf course, kids’ crafts, face painting, food truck vendors, a craft and flea market, and more.
$10 in advance, $15 at the gate; free for children under 12 and residents in 19138 and 19144