Spring Plant Sale
Apr
30
May 1

Spring Plant Sale

  • Bartram's Garden

Bartram's Garden's annual Spring Plant Sale will feature a unique selection of heritage roses, historic shrubs, vegetable and herbs starts, as well as beautiful native perennials and trees. Horticulturists will be on hand to answer questions and share garden-planning advice. Runs April 30 through May 1, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

bartramsgarden.org

Free

Field-to-Feast
May
1
1:00 pm13:00

Field-to-Feast

  • Heritage Farm

Join the Jewish Farm School for interactive, hands-on workshops that will follow the journey from soil, seed and sprout to our plates. Come with questions and engage in deeper conversations around themes such as sustainability and environmentalism, food justice and spiritual mindfulness. This month's workshop: feeding the soil-fertility on the farm. Registration required.

jewishfarmschool.org

$25 deposit that will be returned as a gift card to Heritage Farmstand or Roughwood Seed Collection

Pollinators and Your Garden
May
11
7:00 pm19:00

Pollinators and Your Garden

  • Camden County Parks Environmental Center

Learn about the ideal plants to draw beautiful birds and insects into your garden. Tom Potterfield, Master Gardener, class of 2010, will be the speaker. Presented by Rutgers Master Gardeners of Camden County. Registration is suggested by phone at 856-216-7130, or email at njgarden@camdencounty.com.

camden.njaes.rutgers.edu/garden

$10 per household


BirdPhilly at Bartram’s Garden
Apr
30
11:00 am11:00

BirdPhilly at Bartram’s Garden

  • Bartram’s Garden

With river access, fields, woodlands, wetlands and ornamental plantings, Bartram’s Garden has an amazing diversity of bird-attracting habitat. Expect to see late wintering waterfowl with early arriving breeders and migrants such as warblers and orioles.

birdphilly.org

Free

Spring Tune-Up!
Apr
30
10:00 am10:00

Spring Tune-Up!

  • Mt. Cuba Center

Scott Freedman from Mt. Cuba Center will show attendees how to tune up a lawn mower, string trimmer and leaf blower, all while taking care to ensure machine parts are functioning properly and safely. Participants will leave knowing how to troubleshoot equipment and get a head start on any potential problems.

mtcubacenter.org

$30

Native Plant Sale
Apr
30
8:00 am08:00

Native Plant Sale

  • Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

This plant sale features a selection of more than 150 species of perennial trees, shrubs, vines and wildflowers native to this region. Volunteers and plant experts will be on hand to answer gardening questions.

schuylkillcenter.org

Spring Photography Stroll
Apr
30
7:00 am07:00

Spring Photography Stroll

  • Mt. Cuba Center

Enjoy this early morning opportunity to capture the beauty of spring in the gardens of Mt. Cuba Center. Be creative, find inspiration and leave with a better understanding of how to take outstanding shots.

mtcubacenter.org

COST: $25

Terrific Trilliums
Apr
28
10:00 am10:00

Terrific Trilliums

  • Mt. Cuba Center

Explore the world of trilliums through an informative presentation and woodland walk. Learn the trillium’s life cycle and find out how to care for them in your garden. See Mt. Cuba Center’s collection of native species and observe a planting demonstration.

mtcubacenter.org

$30

Household Hazardous Waste Event
Apr
23
9:00 am09:00

Household Hazardous Waste Event

Handling and disposing of hazardous waste materials requires a special set of regulations due to the potential damage they can cause to people, pets and the environment. Bring your hazardous waste to the City's Household Hazardous Waste Events throughout the summer and fall.

philadelphiastreets.com

Dancing With the Toads
Apr
22
7:00 pm19:00

Dancing With the Toads

  • Wissahickon Environmental Center

This hike during the full moon coincides with the breeding season of some frogs including American toads. Attendees can listen to the strange and often beautiful songs of these night singing amphibians. There will also be an opportunity to hear woodcocks and owls, and Wissahickon Environmental Center staff will give their bat detector a test run. All ages. Registration required.

phila.gov

Free

2nd Annual SRT Spree
Apr
22
Apr 24

2nd Annual SRT Spree

  • 100 Haws Ave. Norristown, Pa.

The popular SRT Spree will return for a second year, to announce SRT Ale's return for another summer. This year, the spree will be a weekend-long event featuring a kayak trip on the river, a relay race, trail cleanups, live music and more.

slyfoxbeer.com/srt-spree

Prices vary

Earth Day: Volunteer with Greensgrow
Apr
22
9:00 am09:00

Earth Day: Volunteer with Greensgrow

  • Greensgrow Farms

Every year on Earth Day, Greensgrow Farms joins forces with neighborhood organizations and sponsors to raise an army of volunteers to beautify the neighborhood. This year they plan to plant a green gateway at Hackett Elementary School and beautify the street corners in West Philadelphia. Please sign up online.

greensgrow.org

Free

Film Screening: ‘Catching the Sun’
Apr
21
5:30 pm17:30

Film Screening: ‘Catching the Sun’

  • Trinity Memorial Church

The new film “Catching the Sun” addresses the prospect of a global solar energy transition that has the potential to positively impact both income inequality and climate change. The film follows several lives, including unemployed workers seeking jobs in the solar industry; Van Jones, a leader in green jobs invited to work at the White House, but forced to resign by the far right; and a Chinese businessman building a solar village in Texas. The film will be followed by a discussion on local energy policies with speakers including Adam Agalloco, energy manager in the Philadelphia Office of Sustainability. Beer and snacks will be served. RSVP requested.

sbnphiladelphia.org

Free

Top 10 Spring Wildflowers
Apr
21
10:00 am10:00

Top 10 Spring Wildflowers

  • Mt. Cuba Center

Wildflowers are beautiful, don’t require additional fertilizers or pesticides, and attract wildlife. Learn about 10 spring-flowering plants that will get you thinking about the possibilities. Take one home to start your own native plant garden.

mtcubacenter.org

$25

Jon McGoran's 'Dust Up' Launch Party
Apr
19
6:00 pm18:00

Jon McGoran's 'Dust Up' Launch Party

  • Free Library of Philadelphia

Enjoy craft beer from Saint Benjamin Brewing Company, snacks from Weavers Way Co-op, and live music from Rich Ciocco and Matt Davis during the release party for Jon McGoran's new ecological thriller, "Dust Up." A portion of proceeds from books sold at this event will support sustainable agriculture and education in Haiti, where much of the book takes place. Registration requested.

dust-up-launch.eventbrite.com

Free

Home Landscaping Basics: Getting Started
Apr
17
1:00 pm13:00

Home Landscaping Basics: Getting Started

  • Mt. Cuba Center

Explore ways to create diverse, attractive and functional landscapes using basic principles of naturalistic garden design. Learn how to work with your site to solve problems and maximize its use. Sun, shade and wind patterns, microclimates, existing conditions and other factors will be discussed.

mtcubacenter.org

$30

Celebration of Daffodils
Apr
16
2:00 pm14:00

Celebration of Daffodils

  • Bartram's Garden

Sara L. Van Beck, author of “Daffodils in American Gardens, 1733-1940,”  tells the fascinating story of the genus Narcissus and its journey to the gardens of historic Philadelphia. The talk will be followed by a Bartram’s Bitters cocktail reception and curator’s tours of the daffodil collection.

bartramsgarden.org

$35 to $80

Gardening with Native Plants for Urban Pollinators
Apr
16
12:00 pm12:00

Gardening with Native Plants for Urban Pollinators

  • Greensgrow Farms

Learn how to use native plants to attract beneficial pollinating insects to your garden. This is a great time of year to get natives established in the ground and in containers. A garden can provide a home and food for pollinators that will increase the productivity of flowers and vegetables.

greensgrow.org

$35

Spring Planting: Do It Right!
Apr
16
10:00 am10:00

Spring Planting: Do It Right!

  • Mt. Cuba Center

Spring is the ideal time of year to plant many trees, shrubs and perennials. Learn how to do it right using the most up-to-date horticultural techniques, including digging the planting hole, preparing the rootball, watering, mulching and post-planting care.

mtcubacenter.org

$30

Fitness Walks
Apr
15
8:30 am08:30

Fitness Walks

  • Mt. Cuba Center

Enjoy the natural beauty of Mt. Cuba Center’s gardens, forests and meadows this spring. Get to know our native flora and fauna. Engage with the center’s staff and explore the extensive walking trails. Dress for the weather, bring a water bottle and be prepared for hilly terrain.

mtcubacenter.org

$30 for a six-session course

Adventures in Moss Gardening
Apr
14
1:00 pm13:00

Adventures in Moss Gardening

  • Mt. Cuba Center

Learn how moss softens the hard edges of a garden and provides a natural seedbed for other native plants. Identify 15 different species and learn to successfully grow these miniature marvels. A demonstration on transplanting moss and maintaining Mt. Cuba Center’s moss garden will round out the class.

mtcubacenter.org

$38