Aug
29
8:30 am08:30

Ecosystems and Plant Communities

  • 3120 Barley Mill Rd Hockessin, DE, 19707 United States

Discover the varied and diverse plant communities present in the area. Explore the ecology, geology, hydrology, plants and animals -- all components of our diverse ecosystems -- through classroom study and field trips. Understand the implications of climate change on these communities and how to replicate similar plant associations in your home landscape.

$240. Register by emailing education@mtcubacenter.org or register online. 

mtcubacenter.org

Aug
29
2:00 pm14:00

Invisible River Festival

  • 2140 N 33rd St Philadelphia, PA, 19121 United States

INVISIBLE RIVER 2015 is a community river arts festival taking place on Saturday, August 29th from 2-8pm in East Fairmount Park on the Schuylkill River. It's a free festival for all ages, featuring a drum line processional down to the river, dancers flying and floating, free public boat rentals, interactive art about the Schuylkill, food vendors and a beer garden! For more info, please visit: www.invisibleriver.org

Aug
29
2:00 pm14:00

Saturday Wellness Walk

  • 8480 Hagys Mill Rd Philadelphia, PA, 19128 United States

Trade the sweaty gym for open skies, fresh air, and friendly company with an invigorating walk along our beautiful trails. The walk will be led at a moderate pace, along one of our wider and more level trails.

Free.

schuylkillcenter.org

Aug
29
2:00 pm14:00

Invisible River Festival

Come out to this community river arts festival for all ages, featuring a drum line processional down to the river, dancers flying and floating, free public boat rentals, interactive art about the Schuylkill, food vendors and a beer garden.

 2200 Kelly Dr. invisibleriver.org

 

Aug
30
7:30 am07:30

RUN WITH OLYMPIANS: FIRST ANNUAL “BELMONT PLATEAU HALL OF FAME CLASSIC”

  • Montgomery Drive & Army Road, Belmont Plateau

 Runners of all ages are invited to join Olympic distance runner Erin Donahue, Olympic marathoner Gary Fanelli, and collegiate champions at the first-annual Belmont Plateau Hall of Fame Classic, hosted by the Fairmount Park Conservancy, Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, and the Belmont Plateau Cross Country Hall of Fame. In addition to a 5,000-meter (5K) race with age categories and prizes, the event will include a 1-mile run/walk for anyone who wishes to enjoy the newly restored trails along this historic course. Registrations are accepted online at:

 

http://myphillypark.org/event/belmont-plateau-hall-of-fame-classic.

Schedule: 7:30am registration 

9:30am: 1 Mile Run/Walk – all ages, awards for top 3 males/females 12 & under 

10:00am: 5,000 Meter Race – all ages, awards for top 3 males/females plus age groups, team awards for top 3 male/female teams.

Aug
30
4:00 pm16:00

Foodshed Alliance Annual Farm-to-Fork Celebration

  • 269 Route 627, Milford NJ

Join the Foodshed Alliance at Alba Vineyard & Winery as we welcome 9 distinguished chefs for a Farm To Fork celebration of Local Foods & Farms. Enjoy their vision of incorporating locally grown foods into their creations paired with wines that have been specially chose by the chefs themselves, along with Alba Vineyard & Winery for their feature course.

$150. Register Online at www.foodchedalliance.org or call 908-362-7967

Sep
2
7:00 pm19:00

Nonprofit Financial Strategic Planning

  • 4824 Baltimore Ave Philadelphia, PA, 19143 United States

Bring your budgets to this hands-on workshop where you will receive tools and templates to use in your organization’s financial strategic planning process. We will review an actual organizational budget and work together to create a plan for achieving the organization's financial and programmatic goals.

About the Facilitator:
For more than 10 years, Brittany Campese (Vision Driven Consulting) has been committed to supporting the work of artists, community groups, and not-for-profit organizations as a board member, facilitator, volunteer, employee, philanthropist, and consultant. With a Master’s degree in Nonprofit Management and a Bachelor’s in Women’s Studies, Brittany combines her passion for social justice with a practical, holistic approach to organizational capacity-building.

This event is free and open to the public! All ages are welcome. RSVP to education@mariposa.coop

Sep
3
7:00 pm19:00

Local wine local wine pairing dinner

  • 164 Barren Hill Rd Conshohocken, PA, 19428 United States

Join us at Spring Mill Café, a rustic yet elegant traditional French restaurant, for a specially curated menu, perfectly paired with 5 expertly selected wines from Penns Woods Winery, one of greater Philadelphia's most popular vineyards.

Penns Woods Winery is a family-run Pennsylvania Winery. With over 40 years of experience in the wine business, winemaker, Gino Razzi, and his daughter, Carley Mack, produce award winning wines from Pennsylvania-grown grapes.

5 complementary pre-selected wines, 4 course dinner- $68 per person (+ tax & gratuity).
Email the Spring Mill Café to make a reservation- ezrahaines@comcast.net, or call the restaurant, at 610-828-2550.


www.springmill.com

Sep
9
5:00 pm17:00

Photography, After Hours

  • 786 Church Rd Wayne, PA, 19087 United States

Do you dream of taking images at Chanticleer during the hours of optimal light in the garden and without other visitors around? Lisa Roper will lead us through a short presentation covering the basic principles of garden photography, including: light, composition, depth of field, point of view, and shutter speed. Then she will take the class into the gardens, to put these principles into practice and demonstrate how she sets up a shot. Lisa will enhance our understanding of how to create a sense of place through the images we take, making them multi-dimensional work of art. There will be time during the walk for you to try your hand at these techniques and take images with your camera. This class is open to all who have a digital, single-lens reflex camera. The participant should have a working knowledge of manual or aperture settings on their camera. The class will take place in available light, so a tripod may be desired. Bring a notebook and dress for the weather.

www.pennhort.net/chanticleer

Sep
9
6:30 pm18:30

The Dina Wind Power of Art Lecture:The Digital Experience

  • 2600 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy Philadelphia, PA, 19130 United States

Join Timothy Rub, Museum Director, Lucy Schwartz, of Google Art, and artist Mark Tribe, founder of Rhizome, as they discuss art and the digital experience in the 21st century.
This program is generously sponsored by Jerry Wind.

Free; ticket required. Museum admission not required to attend this program.

Sep
11
4:00 pm16:00

reCreate Featured Artist Reception: Katie Knoeringer

  • 1701 N 2nd St Philadelphia, PA, 19122 United States

Join reCreate Featured Artist Katie Knoeringer at an opening reception for her gallery of collage and paper assemblage works made with reclaimed materials. "The playful imagery in my work is the direct result of a rich inner life and a thriving passion for reading fiction.  The power of day dreams is the thread running through my paintings and drawings." Katie lives and works in Fishtown.

www.theresourceexchange.org

Sep
11
6:30 pm18:30

SPOKE Issue Three Launch Party

  • 931 Spring Garden St Philadelphia, PA, 19123 United States

Join the SPOKE team for the launch of Issue Three at W/N W/N Coffee Bar. Grab a copy of the magazine, enjoy exclusive drink specials, and hang with your fellow cyclists.

www.spokemag.bike

Sep
12
9:00 am09:00

3rd Annual Wiffle Ball Tournament

  • 395 Kings Hwy Moorestown, NJ, 08057 United States

Join us for the Third Annual Wiffle Ball Cup Tournament.

Tournament will be held at Perkins Center’s historic Moorestown facility, registration starts at 8am and the tournament begins at 9am. All ages are welcome to join! The winning team will be awarded a custom designed trophy created by ceramic artist, Paul Serena. Custom designed 2nd and 3rd place trophies will also be awarded. All proceeds benefit the arts, education and community programs presented by Perkins Center for the Arts, a not-for-profit arts organization serving Southern New Jersey. Team entry fee is $250 for 5 players and includes 5 t-shirts.

perkinsarts.org/experience/events/wiffle-ball-cup/

Sep
12
10:00 am10:00

Garden Railway Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends Weekend

  • 100 E Northwestern Ave Flourtown, PA, 19031 United States

Come visit the Garden Railway and see Thomas & Friends take over the tracks. The Garden Railway features a quarter mile track with loops and tunnels, bridges and trestles and miniature buildings created entirely of natural materials, each meticulously detailed with leaves, bark, vines and twigs. The Garden Railway is made possible in part by Gwen and Ed Asplundh.

www.morrisarboretum.org

Sep
12
11:00 am11:00

Pennsylvania Coast Day

  • Walnut Plaza, Columbus Avenue at Walnut Street

Discover Pennsylvania’s coastal connection at Pennsylvania Coast Day, hosted by the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. Free attractions at Penn’s Landing will include boat rides, kayaking, kids crafts, face painting, pedal boating, exhibits and more. You can also see the world's largest fleet of LEGO model ships with your paid admission to the Independence Seaport Museum. Dive in to DelawareEstuary.org for details, or call (800) 445-4935, extension 112.

www.DelawareEstuary.org/Coast-Day

Sep
12
11:00 am11:00

Pennsylvania Coast Day

  • Columbus Avenue at Walnut Street

Discover Pennsylvania’s coastal connection at Pennsylvania Coast Day, hosted by the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. Free attractions at Penn’s Landing will include boat rides, kayaking, kids crafts, face painting, pedal boating, exhibits and more. 

Dive in to DelawareEstuary.org for details, or call (800) 445-4935, extension 112

Sep
12
11:00 am11:00

Small Trees for Small Spaces tour

  • 100 E. Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA 1911

Join knowledgeable guides for a tour of Morris Arboretum’s smaller specimen trees in the garden’s new tour, Small Trees for Small Spaces. Arboretum Guides will point out small trees that make a big impact. Ranging in height from 15 to 30 feet, these trees have many special features, such as spectacular bark, interesting forms, and great flower and leaf color.

www.morrisarboretum.org

Sep
12
11:00 am11:00

Pennsylvania Coast Day

  • Walnut Plaza, Columbus Avenue at Walnut Street

Discover Pennsylvania’s coastal connection at Pennsylvania Coast Day, hosted by the Partnership for the Delaware Estuary. Free attractions at Penn’s Landing will include boat rides, kayaking, kids crafts, face painting, pedal boating, exhibits and more. You can also see the world's largest fleet of LEGO model ships with your paid admission to the Independence Seaport Museum. Dive in to DelawareEstuary.org for details, or call (800) 445-4935, extension 112.

www.DelawareEstuary.org/Coast-Day

Sep
12
2:00 pm14:00

Magnificent Monarchs

  • 1635 River Rd New Hope, PA, 18938 United States

America’s best-loved butterfly is in serious trouble and needs our help. Diane Cameron will share her knowledge about the amazing migration of the Monarch butterfly, its life-cycle, why it is in decline, and what you can do to help. Head out into our meadow to look at the monarch host plant, milkweed; and search for eggs, caterpillars, and adult butterflies. Diane will also discuss and demonstrate butterfly tagging, which helps track the butterflies through their migration through the Monarch Watch initiative.
 

For ages 5 and up. Up to 20 participants.
Members: $6/adult, $4/child; Non-members: $10/adult, $8/child.

Call (215) 862-2924 to register.

www.bhwp.org

 

Sep
13
6:00 am06:00

Philadelphia Red Cross Walk and Run to Save Lives

  • 3400 W Girard Ave Philadelphia, PA, 19104 United States

The Red Cross Walk & Run to Save Lives is a 5K run and 1 Mile Walk inside the Philadelphia Zoo. Registration also includes a free pass to the Zoo. Runners and/or walkers of all ages are encouraged to sign up today! Family and group discounts will be offered. Form a team, become a sponsor, or walk virtually and raise pledges! A blood drive will be hosted onsite. It is only with the support of friends like you that we are able to answer the call for help, one family at a time, whenever and wherever disaster strikes.

Check out the event site for more details:

http://www.redcross.org/news/event/pa-philadelphia-Red-Cross-Walk-and-Run-to-Save-Lives-in-PA

Sep
13
10:00 am10:00

Grandparents Day

  • 100 E Northwestern Ave Flourtown, PA, 19031 United States

On National Grandparents Day, Sunday, September 13, kids who bring a grandparent to the Arboretum will receive $3 off admission, making youth admission $5. Just as grandparents are the founding treasures of their family, the buildings, trees, and sculpture highlighted on the “Founding Treasures” map are the Arboretum’s iconic riches.

www.morrisarboretum.org

Sep
16
5:00 pm17:00

Pruning Small Trees and Shrubs

  • 786 Church Rd Wayne, PA, 19087 United States

This course will introduce all aspects of pruning various shrubs and small flowering trees. Using the grounds of Chanticleer as a classroom, Doug Croft will demonstrate the basic techniques. You will take away practical information, including reasons for pruning, when to prune, and the proper use and care of tools. Doug will discuss correct timing to ensure optimum blooms, as well as accurate techniques to give your trees proper shape and improved habit. Bring a notebook and dress for the weather.

www.pennhort.net/chanticleer

Sep
16
6:00 pm18:00

Seed Keeping Workshop: Storytelling, Liberation, & How to Save Seeds

  • 4824 Baltimore Ave Philadelphia, PA, 19143 United States

Keeping seeds connects us to our past and to our collective future. When we keep our seeds, we hold onto our freedom.

We begin with telling the stories embodied in our ancestors’ seeds, and discussing the current political context which makes seed keeping so essential. We'll briefly explore important concepts for saving seeds such as flower anatomy, isolation distance, and taxonomy. Following the discussion, we will work hands-on spending the bulk of the time cleaning both wet and dry seeds using common items from the kitchen. You're also invited to bring your own seeds to share.

Facilitated by Seed Keepers Owen Taylor

www.mariposa.coop

Sep
16
Sep 29

Philly Vegan Drinks

  • 1601 Walnut St., suite 502, Philadelphia

Come join The Humane League for delicious vegan food, drinks and great company! This month's vegan drinks will be held at Bourbon & Branch - 705 N. 2nd Street, Philadelphia, PA from 6-8pm. See you there!

thehumaneleague.com

Sep
16
6:30 pm18:30

ICA Curator-led Season Preview and Opening Celebration

  • 118 S 36th St Philadelphia, PA, 19104 United States

Join us for a curator-led season preview of ICA's new exhibitions, and an opening celebration in the galleries. View art by Philadelphia-based artist Becky Suss, New York artist Christopher Knowles, and British photographer Josephine Pryde. ICA continues to seek work that illuminates our contemporary moment and challenges us to think in new ways. Join the conversation, boldly encounter art, and have fun! To attend the preview at 5pm, join ICA as a member (find out more on our website). The opening celebration at 6:30pm is free admission and open to all.

icaphila.org

Sep
16
Sep 20

Jump The Moon

  • 140 N Christopher Columbus Blvd Philadelphia, PA, 19106 United States

The Philadelphia Opera Collective is pleased to announce the World Premier of Jump the Moon. This experimental new opera is inspired by the women scientific history has silenced. The work of Annie Jump Cannon and her female collaborators in 1890 serves as the jumping off point for a kaleidoscopic waltz between calculations and dreams, between life and the stars above. Following our 2014 Fringe Hit, By You That Made Me Frankenstein, POC is pleased to bring festival audiences another bold new opera.

Tickets are available at www.fringearts.com.

Sep
17
10:00 am10:00

Nature Buddies: Nuts To You!

  • 1635 River Rd New Hope, PA, 18938 United States

Learn about the comical ways of bushy-tailed tree planters. Nature Buddies programs include a story, an outdoor walk, and a take-home craft. This program is appropriate for ages 3 through 7. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Walks are weather dependent – please dress for the weather.

Free for Members; non-members: $7 for one child with adult + $3 for each additional child. | Call to Register

www.bhwp.org

Sep
18
12:00 pm12:00

Citizens Planning Institute

  • 1515 Arch St Philadelphia, PA, 19102 United States

Ready to have a more informed and active role in shaping the future of your neighborhood? Citizens Planning Institute is an award-winning course that teaches Philadelphians about zoning, planning, sustainable initiatives, and other tools to protect their communities’ unique assets and promote good development. Hurry! Applications are due September 18th. Classes take place on Wednesday evenings October 7th – November 18th. For more info visit citizensplanninginstitute.org or call 215-683-4648. Philadelphia City Planning Commission,

www.citizensplanninginstitute.org

Sep
18
6:00 pm18:00

Mushroom Cultivation & Application Course

  • 4300 Monument Rd Philadelphia, PA, 19131 United States

This September, join Radical Mycology founder Peter McCoy in Philadelphia, PA for a 2.5 day intensive on the art, science, and regenerative applications of mushroom cultivation.

This Mushroom Cultivation & Application Course covers the essential principles and practices of high yield mushroom production for all budgets. Starting with the fundamentals of cultivation, and progressively building in conceptual stages throughout the weekend, you will learn the empowering life skill of growing mushroom mycelium (spawn) and fruiting mushrooms in any environment. With an emphasis on the best techniques and tools that keep costs and complexity to a minimum, you will leave the course equipped to dive in to cultivating right away.

Whether you are looking to grow your own edible and medicinal mushrooms for personal use or start a mushroom farm, this course will cover the core skills needed to hit the ground running.

bit.ly/rmphilly2015

Sep
18
7:00 pm19:00

Greensgrow Farms & Birchtree Catering Present: Farm Venue Open House

  • 2501 E Cumberland St Philadelphia, PA, 19125 United States

Greensgrow and Birchtree Catering are excited to invite you to experience a memorable party and event expo at one the city’s most unique event venues. Anyone who is interested in hosting a wedding, party or community event should come out to see our urban farm showcased at this preview night. It will be a special opportunity to meet local event vendors, service-providers and planners, while enjoying appetizers and cocktails provided by Birchtree Catering. Birchtree Catering focuses on local, seasonal ingredients and custom menus cooked fresh for weddings and events. They source from farms and markets that provide the best ingredients in our region, giving them the creative freedom to work with what’s seasonally available, and delicious.

If you love the idea of hosting an event set against the backdrop of a greenhouse and urban agriculture, this is your chance to see the farm all dressed up for an evening affair. You’ll have the opportunity to connect with a variety of vendors, ask questions and start to visualize your dream event. We hope that being at Greensgrow, will spark your imagination, give you some great ideas and resources. You may meet an Event Planner that will do it all for you! You’ll have a memorable night relaxing at Greensgrow Farms at sun-down, enjoying complimentary happy hour treats

To find out about private events at Greensgrow and see photos from previous events, click here. For more about Birchtree Catering, click here. Photo above from the Pop-Up Supper Club at Greensgrow, courtesy of Birchtree Catering & Hazelphoto.com.

Are you interested in being a vendor at this event? Click here to apply.

Contact: events@greensgrow.org

Sep
19
8:00 am08:00

Weavers Way's 10th Annual Urban Farm Bike Ride presented by Lindy Communities

New routes, new farms, same great tradition. Cyclists can expect great rides through Philadelphia’s unique and vibrant neighborhoods; inspiring talks with Philadelphia’s pioneering urban farmers; beer and pizza at the end of the ride; snacks and water along the route; and your own commemorative T-shirt! All in support of farm and nutrition education programming at Weavers Way Community Programs. Rides begin at Philadelphia Brewing Company. See website for details.

weaversway.coop/bikeride

Sep
19
10:00 am10:00

Repair Fair #6 - Philly Fixers Guild

  • 2672 Coral St Philadelphia, PA, 19125 United States

The Philly Fixers Guild is a community organization that supports neighbors and the city through regular Repair Fairs. During the Fair, guests from all around Philadelphia are welcome to bring in their damaged or inoperative possessions to have a talented volunteer fixer help them diagnose, mend, and/or get it back to working condition. 10AM to 2PM.

phillyfixersguild.org/calendar/

Sep
19
10:00 am10:00

Philly Fixers Guild - Repair Fair #6

  • 2672 Coral St Philadelphia, PA, 19125 United States

The Philly Fixers Guild is a community organization that supports our neighbors and the city through regular Repair Fairs.  During the Fair, guests from all around Philadelphia are welcome to bring in their damaged or inoperative possessions to have a talented volunteer fixer help them diagnose, mend, and/or get it back to working condition.

Details on our website: phillyfixersguild.org/calendar/

Sep
19
11:00 am11:00

Go West Craft Fest

  • 4000 Woodland Ave Philadelphia, PA, 19104 United States

Go West Craft Fest returns to the Woodlands with 100 local crafters, live music, food from local eateries, children's craft activities, and acrobatic performances by Tangle's TinyCircus. Free & open to the public, rain date September 20.

gowestcraftfest.com

 

Sep
19
11:00 am11:00

Culture Connection: Exploring Korean Heritage

  • 100 E Northwestern Ave Flourtown, PA, 19031 United States

Celebrate traditional and modern Korean culture with music and dance performances, food tastings, and hands-on activities. Guides will lead an exploration of the Korean plants of the Arboretum’s 92-acre botanical collection. This event is made possible by a grant from the University of Pennsylvania’s Provost Interdisciplinary Arts Fund.

www.morrisarboretum.org

Sep
19
12:00 pm12:00

Beekeeping 101

  • 2501 E Cumberland St Philadelphia, PA, 19125 United States

More and more people are getting involved in beekeeping these days as we become more aware of where our food is coming from, to make their own honey, have some of their own pollinating buddies for their gardens, and to offset die offs of honey bee populations in recent years.

Registration Required.

Everyone will receive a $10.00 Greensgrow Gift Card after the workshop.

http://philadelphiabee.com/
http://www.phillybeekeepers.org/

Sep
19
4:00 pm16:00

The Mountain and the Bumblebee: Art Gallery Opening Reception

  • 8480 Hagys Mill Rd Philadelphia, PA, 19128 United States

The Mountain and the Bumblebee brings together selected works by contemporary poets and artists in a variety of media who confront notions of landscape as both cultural icon and raw material. In this traveling exhibition curated by Indiana University of Pennsylvania professor Chris McGinnis, artists maneuver the complex web of references contributing to our understanding of landscape.

www.schuylkillcenter.org/blog/event/the-mountain-and-the-bumblebee-art-gallery-opening-reception/

Sep
19
8:00 pm20:00

!0th Annual Urban Farms Bike Tour

  • 2439 Amber St Philadelphia, PA, 19125 United States

Check out the Philadelphia farming scene from the seat of your bicycle and see what "local" is in its purest form - right in our own backyards!

The ride starts and ends at Philadelphia Brewing Company (2439 Amber St.) in Kensington. We will be featuring two rides through West Philly and Kensington and Fishtown. The itinerary includes Bartram's Garden, Carousel House Farm, Cloud 9 Rooftop Farm, Farm 51, Growing Together, Guild House Farm, Las Parcelas, Mill Creek Farm and the Open Kitchen Sculpture Garden.
For more info and to sign up, visit www.weaversway.coop/bikeride.
All proceeds benefit Weavers Way Community Programs, the non-profit arm of the Co-op dedicated to educating Philly's youth about farming, healthy eating and community values.

www.weaversway.coop/bikeride

Sep
20
1:00 am01:00

Grist Mill Demonstration Day

  • 100 E Northwestern Ave Flourtown, PA, 19031 United States

Visit this historic creek-side flour mill and watch one-ton millstones grind corn kernels, observe 160 year old machinery transport and sift the ground corn to produce meal. This same process will be used to ground flour, which will be added to the ingredients to bake muffins on site.

www.morrisarboretum.org

Sep
20
1:00 pm13:00

Story Telling Through Cut Paper with reCreate Featured Artist Katie Knoeringer

  • 1701 N 2nd St Philadelphia, PA, 19122 United States

At this reCreate workshop, participants will tell a story in one image by layering paper cuttings, textures, drawings, photos, and paper shapes. Bring your story ideas with you! Participants will cut and layer various colored and textured paper to create and collage together images. Each participant will leave with one image that is representative of a story they’d like to tell. Basic collage materials will be provided and additional materials can be purchased from our warehouse of reclaimed materials. 


$5 workshop fee
RSVP (space is limited) info@theresourceexchange.org, 267-997-0060

www.theresourceexchange.org

Sep
21
6:30 pm18:30

Climate Change: A New Dialogue

  • 1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy Philadelphia, PA, 19103 United States

In response to Pope Francis’ call for a “new dialogue about how we are shaping the future of our planet,” the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University will hold a special public forum of environmental advocates, scientists and community members for a critical conversation about climate change and the future. The panel of prominent thought leaders features keynote speaker and leading economist Jeffrey D. Sachs, director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, who has worked with the Vatican on issues of climate change and sustainable development in advance of the encyclical. Participants will discuss how science, environmental justice, urban planning and policy can provide solutions to help society, especially the most vulnerable, adapt to climate change. Since its founding in 1812, the Academy has explored the remarkable diversity of the natural world, and today its scientists focus on critical global issues in biodiversity, evolution and environmental science. Following the forum, Sachs will sign copies of his latest book, The Age of Sustainable Development. “Climate Change: A New Dialogue” is free and registration is required. For more information and to register, visit

http://ansp.org/Visit/Events/Details/?eid=8543&iid=25562

Sep
22
6:00 pm18:00

KCFC Marketplace

  • 2009 Frankford Ave Philadelphia, PA, 19125 United States

Would you like to buy sustainable, fresh, and locally grown food without having to venture to the supermarket? KCFC's Marketplace is your monthly opportunity to stock up every 4th Tuesday at our pop-up farmer's market (upstairs at Circle of Hope). Come meet your neighbors and support the effort to open a neighborhood food co-op! For more info, e-mail mrc@kcfc.coop

www.kcfc.coop/upcoming_events

Sep
22
6:00 pm18:00

Hometown Herbs How-To; Oils & Salves

  • 7095 Henry Ave Philadelphia, PA, 19128 United States

As the cooler months arrive, you'll be happy to know how to create your own skin-nourishing oils and salves — which are also great for cuts and scrapes! April Pedrick and Amy Hsu will lead this class in extracting plant properties into oils that can then be used for a variety of salves for any purpose! $5 materials fee.

For info and to register: www.weaversway.coop/homesteading

Sep
23
9:30 am09:30

Botanical Master Class: Goldenrods and Asters

  • 1635 River Rd New Hope, PA, 18938 United States

Goldenrod species can be challenging to identify. Botanists must often look for subtleties in leaf structure and the shape of inflorescences to establish a positive identification. Join Dr. Ann Rhodes as she focuses on the asters and goldenrods of our area. Program includes a presentation and hands-on time to examine live specimens of many different species. Time permitting, we’ll conclude with a walk outside to look at species growing at the Preserve. Ann Rhodes is a botanist recently retired from 36 years of employment at the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania. She co-authored The Plants of Pennsylvania, An Illustrated Manual, with Dr. Timothy A. Block.

Members: $30; non-members is $35.

Call to register: (215) 862-2924.

www.bhwp.org

Sep
26
11:00 am11:00

Eating Healthy on a Tight Budget

  • 4824 Baltimore Ave Philadelphia, PA, 19143 United States

Convenience, quality, and affordable food, Mariposa has put together a series of store tours and workshops to help you make the most out of your Mariposa shopping experience .

Come to a tour and learn about our product guidelines, prices, and frequent deals. Check out a workshop where you can share tips on what works for you. Be a participant in a cooking demo for getting the most out of the ingredients and tools in your kitchen.

This event is free and open to the public! All ages are welcome. RSVP to education@mariposa.coop

www.mariposa.coop

Sep
26
11:00 am11:00

Small Trees for Small Spaces tour

  • Philadelphia, PA United States

Join knowledgeable guides for a tour of Morris Arboretum’s smaller specimen trees in the garden’s new tour, Small Trees for Small Spaces. Arboretum Guides will point out small trees that make a big impact. Ranging in height from 15 to 30 feet, these trees have many special features, such as spectacular bark, interesting forms, and great flower and leaf color.

www.morrisarboretum.org

Sep
26
5:00 pm17:00

"Moroccan Feast" Interactive Farm Dinner

  • 3200 Lawrenceville Rd Lawrence Township, NJ, 08648 United States

For one magical night, Cherry Grove Farm turns into a mini Marrakesh. We start our outdoor dining experience with Moroccan cigars: delicate phyllo pastry filled with Cherry Grove Farm ground beef and a heady blend of spices. Next, enjoy a feast fit for sultans: merguez sausages, herbaceous salads, chicken stewed with almonds and dried fruits, fluffy couscous, passed at the communal farm table. We'll finish the meal with traditional mint tea and a rice pudding made from rice grown locally at Blue Moon Acres.

Price: $60 per person (Please bring your favorite beverage.)
Sign up online: http://www.shopcherrygrovefarm.com/product-p/ifd-mor-rw.htm
Sign up via phone: 609.895.1502

Sep
26
10:00 pm22:00

Orienteering: An Outdoor Navigation Sport for All Ages

  • 8480 Hagys Mill Rd Philadelphia, PA, 19128 United States

Test your outdoor navigation skills with the Delaware Valley Orienteering Association. Beginners and advanced orienteers are welcome with multiple different courses set up. White, yellow, orange, brown, and green courses are available, with navigational difficulty from beginner to advanced and lengths from about 1.5-5 kilometers. It’s family adventure at the heart of the beautiful fall season. $12

www.schuylkillcenter.org/blog/event/orienteering-an-outdoor-navigation-sport-for-all-ages-2/

Sep
27
3:00 pm15:00

Foraging with Ben Walmer

  • 3200 Lawrenceville Rd Lawrence Township, NJ, 08648 United States

Join Chef and Architect, Ben Walmer for a walk deep into Cherry Grove Farm to search for seasonal ingredients. From mushrooms to tree bark, foraging unearths some of nature’s most delicate treasures, and is a much-valued survival skill.
Be sure to bring your walking shoes and your favorite beverage! After your adventure trek, Ben will demonstrate surprising ways to utilize the bounty of the farm, and you’ll taste “farm fresh” in a whole new way. You’ll go home with recipes and class materials, and the know-how to dig up your own dinner!
September 27, 3pm-5pm
Price: $45 per person
Sign up online: http://www.shopcherrygrovefarm.com/product-p/for-bw.htm
Sign up via phone: 609.895.1502

Oct
1
6:00 pm18:00

Night Market Frankford & Girard

  • Frankford & Girard Avenues

The Food Trust presents the final Night Market of our 2015 fifth anniversary season, at Frankford and Girard avenues! Expect local bites, live music and much more at Philly's favorite roving street food festival.

nightmarketphilly.org

Oct
2
8:00 pm20:00

10th Year Anniversary Party for juju salon & organics

  • 713 S 4th St Camden, NJ, 08103 United States

Come and celebrate Philadelphia's First Organic Salon's 10th Year of Green Beauty! Drinks and cocktails from local distillers and brewers and a vegan buffet from Rachel's Pantry. Enjoy 10% off all body, skin and hair products and enter our raffle for a chance to win free hair services.

www.jujusalon.com

Oct
3
8:00 am08:00

Wellness Day

  • 8480 Hagys Mill Rd Philadelphia, PA, 19128 United States

Spend a day immersed in nature rejuvenating your body and clearing your mind. Start off the morning with yoga and meditation sessions in our forest, then spend the afternoon learning about how natural plants can be used to connect the senses and the body. Yoga will be led by Katy Hawkins, and Isaac Garfield will lead participants through outdoor seated and active sensory meditation. Bring a picnic lunch or enjoy a catered lunch for an additional fee.

$45

www.schuylkillcenter.org/blog/event/wellness-day/

Oct
3
10:00 am10:00

Scarecrow Walk

  • 100 E Northwestern Ave Flourtown, PA, 19031 United States

The scarecrows are here! More than 30 scarecrows will be on display along Oak Allée for four weekends and three weeks, October 3 through October 25. Come vote for your favorite in the “Famous Art & Artists” theme to determine which ‘crows will be the top five prize winners!

www.morrisarboretum.org

Oct
3
10:00 am10:00

Fall Festival

  • 100 E Northwestern Ave Flourtown, PA, 19031 United States

Don’t miss this weekend of autumn fun that has become an annual tradition for many families. Make your own scarecrow, paint a pumpkin, sample different varieties of apples and more. Learn about animals and the homes they build as Elmwood Park Zoo presents Seeking Shelter – Architecture by Animals both days from 12-3pm.

www.morrisarboretum.org

Oct
3
12:00 pm12:00

Seed Saving Workshop with Nancy Wygant

  • 2501 E Cumberland St Philadelphia, PA, 19125 United States

Nancy Wygant will show you a variety of seed, tools, and books and she will cover saving seed from popular vegetables, from simpler ones to those that require a little more effort like kale and collards. This is a great class to help you strategize for your seed saving goals and get a better understanding of the exciting things going on in your own garden.

There will be plenty of time to ask questions. Participants are invited to bring in seeds to share or swap at the end of the workshop. Everyone will get a handout and some seed to take home. Make sure to label anything you are bringing in with the type and year you harvested.

www.greensgrow.org/event/seed-saving-workshop-with-nancy-wygant/
 

Oct
4
10:00 am10:00

Fall Festival

  • 100 E Northwestern Ave Flourtown, PA, 19031 United States

Don’t miss this weekend of autumn fun that has become an annual tradition for many families. Make your own scarecrow, paint a pumpkin, sample different varieties of apples and more. Learn about animals and the homes they build as Elmwood Park Zoo presents Seeking Shelter – Architecture by Animals both days from 12-3pm. Free with admission. Some activities have an additional fee.

www.morrisarboretum.org

Oct
7
7:00 pm19:00

The Outlet Dance Project Returns to Grounds For Sculpture!

  • 80 Sculptors Way Hamilton Township, NJ, 08619 United States

The Outlet Dance Project Returns to GFS! Now in its 11th year, The Outlet Dance Project is one of New Jersey’s most popular dance festivals. Join us for this dynamic and magical journey through GFS and experience dance and the garden in a whole new way! For more information, visit theoutletdanceproject.com.

Dance on Film Festival
Thursday, October 1, 7pm
All tickets: $15

www.groundsforsculpture.org


 

Oct
17
9:00 am09:00

Autumn Clean up and Work in the Border

  • 786 Church Rd Wayne, PA, 19087 United States

Fall is the ideal time to look at your borders and evaluate what works well and what could be altered. Emma Seniuk will discuss lifting and dividing perennials, replanting and restructuring them in the garden, how to incorporate biennials for the following year and inter-planting with bulbs. Emma will share her tried and true practices used to keep track of garden displays both before and during the growing season. Bring a notebook and dress for the weather.

www.pennhort.net/chanticleer


Aug
25
11:00 am11:00

Autism Support Lunch

  • 196 W Ashland St Doylestown, PA, 18901 United States

Learn new tools that are available for Autism support, and understand some of the underlying factors. Must have Autism or have a relative with Autism and be looking to improve.

Sponsored by the Foundation for Wellness Professionals. Registration Required. Limited seating: 267-895-1733 or at www.autismlunch.com

Aug
23
10:00 am10:00

Explore the Woods and Andorra Meadow

  • 200 W Northwestern Ave Philadelphia, PA, 19128 United States

Come and hike about three miles, covering the Andorra Meadow from Cedars House and then circle around to Bells Mill Road and return to Cedars House. Learn about the former Andorra Nursery and visit the Wissahickon Environmental Center. This is a moderate level hike that requires good sneakers or hiking boots and children over 8 years old are welcome with responsible adult.

 Free.

 fow.org

Aug
22
6:00 pm18:00

Celebrity Chef Farm To Table Dinner

  • 2877 Creamery Rd New Hope, PA, 18938 United States

Celebrate local with the Doylestown Food Co-op at their inaugural Celebrity Chef Farm To Table Dinner.  Enjoy a delicious meal of expertly prepared by chef Ron Strouse with local foods harvested at the height of the season. Find that something special to win in our silent auction and enjoy local wine and beer tastings.  
 

$95 for non-members, $75 for members. . doylestown.coop.

Aug
22
Aug 23

Chocolate & Vanilla Festival

  • 3 Riverside Dr Camden, NJ, 08103 United States

A delicious daytime event dedicated to two of nature’s most flavorful plants. Vote for your favorite ice cream flavor, and take a tropical smell test. Join the Camden Children's Garden for crafts and fun educational activities.

CamdenChildrensGarden.org

Aug
22
9:00 am09:00

Deer Exclosure Tour

  • Plymouth Rd Blue Bell, PA, 19422 United States

Join WVWA on a guided tour of deer exclosure sites that will focus on WVWA’s newest projects to understand one of the biggest threats to our biodiversity: deer herbivory. See two different examples, Crossways Preserve and Camp Woods, and learn how the projects were developed and how they are contributing to protecting and enhancing the Wissahickon Watershed.

 Free. Registration required; register at wvwa.org/events

Aug
20
7:30 pm19:30

FREE EVENTS AT RYDAL PARK: Carmen

Specticast will present “Carmen,” the most popular opera in the world, to Rydal Park.  Although the passionate tale takes place in Spain, Georges Bizat, a French composer, wrote it. The story is about Don Jose, a naïve soldier, who is seduced by the gypsy, Carmen. Don abandons his childhood sweetheart and leaves the military, only to discover that Carmen has left him for the glamorous toreador, Escamillo. Out of jealousy, Jose proceeds to kill Carmen. The aria “Torreador,” familiar to those who are not opera enthusiasts, comes from this work.

www.RydalPark.org.

Aug
20
8:30 am08:30

Compost Workshop

  • 3120 Barley Mill Rd Hockessin, DE, 19707 United States

Discover a simple, easy way to use compost as a nutrient management tool and reduce, or eliminate, fertilizer and pesticide inputs. Learn composting techniques and visit Mt. Cuba Center's composting operation with our staff. See the equipment used in composting, compost tea production, and application.

$120. Register emailing education@mtcubacenter.org or register online. mtcubacenter.org

Aug
19
6:30 pm18:30

Food School: Make Your Own Provola with Caputo Brothers Creamery

  • 51 N 12th St Philadelphia, PA, 19107 United States

Did you know that provolone cheese is aged mozzarella? And that you can use Caputo Brothers Cagliata Curd to make your own provola at home? Roll up your sleeves and get ready to stretch, stretch, stretch. In this hands-on class, you will take the cheese through the entire process from curd to finished provola, which you will get to take home and age. Enjoy local, seasonal snacks and complimentary Philadelphia Brewing Co. beer and Commonwealth Cider. Food School events are 21+. This is a private event.

$60. Registration required; register at www.fairfood.ticketleap.com/food-school-make-your-own-provola.

 fairfoodphilly.org

Aug
18
6:30 pm18:30

Vermicomposting Workshop with Sustainable 19125+34

  • 1800 Blair St Philadelphia, PA, 19125 United States

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              You can compost food waste right in your own home with the help of Red Wiggler Worms!

Learn the basics at this workshop sponsored by Sustainable 19125/19134.

The $15 workshop fee provides participants with a self-made 3-tier worm composting system, and 500 red wiggler worms. A good location for your worms is indoors, ideally a basement, so plan accordingly. And don't worry, it doesn't stink and the worms won't want to escape their home into yours!

Register here: http://sustainable.ticketleap.com/worms/                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Children accompanied by a parent are welcome!      

 

Aug
16
3:00 pm15:00

Finding Icons in the Wissahickon Valley

  • Valley Green Inn, Valley Green Rd

Walk from Valley Green Inn to the Mt. Airy bridge and back going through some of the most interesting icons and points of history in the park with Bruce Wagner and Cathryn Fassbender. This three-mile walk travels through points of history, use and pleasures of the Wissahickon Valley. See what is happening today, and see what used to be over the course of two centuries.

Free. fow.org

Aug
16
1:00 pm13:00

Grist Mill Demonstration Day

  • 100 E Northwestern Ave Flourtown, PA, 19031 United States

The Springfield Mills at Morris Arboretum has been carefully restored and made operational once again by a dedicated group of volunteers.  Come visit this 19th century mill and see how corn was milled for meal and flour.

 Free for members or $5.  morrisarboretum.org

Aug
16
1:00 pm13:00

Archival Framing from Reclaimed Frames

  • 1701 N 2nd St Philadelphia, PA, 19122 United States

 Participants will learn how to manipulate a found frame to mount paper objects archivally for art as well as family photographs and keepsakes, as all need archival framing in order to preserve them for future generations. Mat board and additional items that lend themselves to non-traditional framing functions will also be available to purchase for use in your project.

$5 workshop fee, plus the cost of chosen reclaimed frame. RSVP by emailing info@theresourceexchange.org.  theresourceexchange.org

Aug
16
12:00 pm12:00

Caribbean Festival

Join in the 28th Annual Caribbean Festival. A culturally rich celebration of 14 Caribbean Islands that will treat you to wholesome family fun, culture, music and food. This is one of the celebrations of the many festivals in the PECO Multicultural Series and part of the 2015 summer season at Penn’s Landing.

Free. Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, South Columbus Blvd. at Chestnut Street . delawareriverwaterfront.com/events

 

Aug
15
1:00 pm13:00

Festival of India

Come take part in the Festival of India 21st festival, which will showcase facets of the local Indian-American diaspora and provides a colorful panorama of art, music, dance and cuisine. Thousands of people come every year to enjoy this day of free, fun-filled entertainment for the whole family.

 Free. Great Plaza at Penn's Landing, South Columbus Blvd. at Chestnut Street.

delawareriverwaterfront.com/events

Aug
15
12:00 pm12:00

Putting Food Aside: Canning Basics for the Home Cook

  • Mariposa Food Co-op, 4824 Baltimore Ave. 2nd Fl

This workshop will teach you all of the basic techniques of water-bath canning needed to create delicious canned goods from your kitchen. This is a lecture class, so you will not be cooking. However, you will be able to sample a variety of products made by the instructor.

Free. Register at education@mariposa.coop.

Info- mariposa.coop/events

Aug
15
10:00 am10:00

Kid-Friendly Hike with Marv Schwartz

  • Valley Green Rd Philadelphia, PA United States

This family-friendly hike will take in many of the most interesting Wissahickon sites. From the Valley Green Inn, down Forbidden Drive, crossing the Mt. Airy bridge and passing through the enclosed, steel mesh Finger Span Bridge. Enjoy snacks and drinks on the stone steps high above the scenic Wissahickon Creek and continue on to Devils Pool and Pee Wee rock on the return path to the Inn.

Free.  fow.org

Aug
14
9:00 pm21:00

Shooting Stars & S’mores

  • 8480 Hagys Mill Rd Philadelphia, PA, 19128 United States

More than 60 meteors shoot through the sky every hour during the Perseid Meteor shower. Come to the  Schuylkill Center to watch these falling stars.  There will be a new moon on August 14, which means conditions will be perfect to see this natural phenomenon. You’ll use telescopes to take a close look at planets and stars and then afterward, relax fireside for s’mores and stories.

$5. Register by calling 215-482-7300. . brownpapertickets.com/event/1565424

 

Aug
14
6:00 am06:00

Awbury Arboretum: Forest-to-Plate Dinner

  • 1 Awbury Rd Philadelphia, PA, 19138 United States

We are very excited about this event!  This is the first foraging dinner of its kind to be hosted by the Wild Foodies of Philly with caterer Jeffery A. Miller and benefitting the Awbury Arboretum.  The goal of the dinner is to introduce the vision that wild edible plants are more than just a novelty, but can instead become a vital part of our culinary, physical, and educational landscapes, playing a major role in our restaurants, parks, and streetscapes, as well as in our classrooms and home kitchens!  

 Please register at the following site -- http://awbury.org/events/forest-to-plate-dinner

Aug
13
7:30 pm19:30

FREE EVENTS AT RYDAL PARK: Pete Smyser

  • 1515 The Fairway Jenkintown, PA, 19046 United States

The talented, seven-string virtuoso guitarist, Pete Smyser, accompanied by piano, bass, and drums, will present the music of Jerome Kern, “A Fine Romance,” first performed by this group at Moravian College. Jazz critics have compared Pete Smyser to some of the legendary American guitarists, such as Wes Montgomery and Jim Hall. Pete, who also teaches and composes in Harleysville, participated in the Artists’ Roster of Pennsylvania Performing Arts on Tour for a number of years.

Aug
13
6:00 pm18:00

Monarch Butterfly Garden Kit

  • 3210 Barley Mill Rd Hockessin, DE, 19707 United States

Monarch butterflies are now candidates for the Endangered Species List. Help them rebound by planting a garden that is both attractive and sustains butterflies. Bring home an instant garden with milkweed to feed monarch caterpillars and nectar plants for the butterflies. Our Garden Kit comes complete with a garden design and easy-to-use instructions.

$30. register by emailing education@mtcubacenter.org or go online. mtcubacenter.org

Aug
12
6:00 pm18:00

Paint Party at Dahlak Paradise Ethiopian Restaurant & Bar

  • 4708 Baltimore Ave Philadelphia, PA, 19143 United States

Sign-up includes happy hour drink specials, 20% off your meal, acrylic paints, step by step instructions from two professional artists, and a 12" canvas for you to take home. 

If it rains we'll host the party inside. 

There are a limited number to table easels available. Please RSVP early and arrive time. 

Purchase tickets at: http://nilelivingston.com/dahlakpaintparty

 

 

Aug
12
5:30 pm17:30

Hummingbirds: Dynamic Aviators

  • Mt Cuba Rd Wilmington, DE, 19807 United States

Hummingbirds are amazing creatures. Learn how they differ from other birds and how you can create inviting habitats. Find out which food sources and plants they depend on, what their life cycle is and how these tiny birds migrate. Then stroll through the garden as we search for hummingbirds seeking their evening meal.

$30. register by emailing education@mtcubacenter.org or go online. mtcubacenter.org

Aug
11
2:00 pm14:00

"Farm Fiesta" Interactive Farm Dinner

  • 3200 Lawrenceville Rd Lawrence Township, NJ, 08648 United States

Join us for a Farm Fiesta Interactive Dinner featuring Cherry Grove Farm meats with chef and author, Rachel Weston, and non-profit Corazon Kitchen from New Brunswick.

Price: $60 (Please bring your favorite beverage.)
Sign up online: http://www.shopcherrygrovefarm.com/product-p/ifd-lat-rw.htm
Sign up via phone: 609.895.1502