Bringing Great Plants to the West: E.H. Wilson & the Heyday of Plant Exploration
Mar
5
2:00 PM14:00

Bringing Great Plants to the West: E.H. Wilson & the Heyday of Plant Exploration

Author Tony Kirkham speaks about his new book, Wilson’s China: A Century On, which discusses the many achievements of E.H. Wilson, who brought over 1,000 plants to the west from China. The book, which was co-written by Kirkham and Mark Flanagan, follows Wilson’s journey and provides a view of how things have changed since.

primexgardencenter.com

$15-20

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Women Thinking Forward: Highlighting Women in Sustainability
Mar
7
4:45 PM16:45

Women Thinking Forward: Highlighting Women in Sustainability

A group of women with backgrounds in business, fashion, health and design will share their thoughts on what everyone can do to create and live in a more sustainable world.

- Tara St JamesOwner & Creative Director at Study New York - Sustainable Womenswear 

- Julie HancherCo-Founder & Editor-in-Chief at Green Philly

- LIA DiagnosticsCreators of the First Flushable Pregnancy Test

- Jennifer Johnson, Geodesign Specialist for Metropolitan Government of Nashville

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-thinking-forward-highlighting-women-in-sustainability-tickets-53215981433/amp

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Big Philly Beerfest
Feb
15
to Feb 16

Big Philly Beerfest

  • Philadelphia Convention Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Craft beer breweries both local and from around the country will be at the Big Philly Beerfest, which promises unlimited samples and a variety of beers for all tastes. Proceeds benefit Animal Rescue Partners, a 501-c-3 organization that supports animal shelters, adoption groups and more.

bigphillybeerfest.com

COST: $45-65


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The Past Preserved: An Exploration of Plants and Archaeology
Feb
13
2:00 PM14:00

The Past Preserved: An Exploration of Plants and Archaeology

Most archeological sites contain remnants of plants, which teaches researchers a lot about past societies and the people who lived in them. Penn Museum archaeobotanist Chantel White will discuss how plant remains are preserved and what they can teach us about Roman villages, as well as Philadelphia.

morrisarboretum.org

COST: $15-20


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Urban Medicine Cabinet
Feb
12
6:00 PM18:00

Urban Medicine Cabinet

  • Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Learn to make first aid ointment, herbal steam and headache lozenges in addition to the properties of specific herbs and flowers using apothecary tools. Take home what you make at the end of the session.

Freelibrary.org

COST: Free

WHERE: Lucien E. Blackwell West Philadelphia Regional Library, 125 South 52nd St.


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2019 Sustainable Agriculture Conference
Feb
6
to Feb 9

2019 Sustainable Agriculture Conference

  • 25 South Queen Street Lancaster, PA, 17603 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Take part in a variety of sessions that will educate you, regardless of previous experience or knowledge levels, in a number of food and farming topics. The conference includes a trade show, educational activities for children K-8 and the opportunity to explore Lancaster’s food and farming scene in addition to workshops.

Pasafarming.org


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Lunar New Year
Feb
2
11:00 AM11:00

Lunar New Year

Celebrate the Lunar New Year and learn about Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, and Japanese cultures as the observe the Year of the Pig. There will be demonstrations in martial arts, calligraphy and drumming, in addition to a number of hands-on activities.

Included w/ cost of museum admission

phillyseaport.org

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Jan
23
7:00 PM19:00

How Sustainability Works: Hemp, Grid Energy, Vertical Farms & Beer, OH MY.

Ever wonder how that wind energy you purchase through PECO gets to your house? Or how you can turn hemp into clothing? Curious about vertical farming? Join Green Philly for “How Sustainability Works.” Speakers will teach a complicated topic into easy 5 minute lessons.

Learn about:

How the energy grid works

How vertical gardening saves water

How sustainable practices are used in the brewery process

How hemp is more sustainable than cotton

Speakers:

Mark Sunderland - Hemp Black

Morgan Pitts - Energy Co-op

Casey Tabor - Philly Microgreens

Peggy Zwerver - Earth-Bread + Brewery

Rebecca Davies - Remark Glass

COST: $15

https://green-philly-blog.ticketleap.com/how-sustainability-works-plants-the-grid/

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Political Geometry
Jan
14
6:00 PM18:00

Political Geometry

The Franklin Institute's first Speaker Series of the year looks at how geometry, computer science and statistics affect the drawing and re-drawing of Congressional districts. Mathematicians Moon Duchin and Dr. Jayatri Das lead the event.

fi.edu

COST: Members free, non-members $10

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Academy Conversation: Protecting Clean Water
Jan
8
5:30 PM17:30

Academy Conversation: Protecting Clean Water

What happens if federal regulations protecting clean water are scaled back?

The federal government has proposed rolling back a key clean water protection, the Waters of the United States Rule. The proposal threatens the clean water we all depend on. Join us in a free, informal conversation with Academy scientists and water protection leaders as we discuss what this means for the Delaware River, which supplies drinking water to over 15 million people.

Speakers:

Marie Kurtz, PhD, Senior Scientist, Patrick Center for Environmental Research, Academy of Natural Sciences
Abby Jones, Esq., Staff Attorney, PennFuture 

Moderator: Carol Collier, PhD, Senior Advisor for Watershed Management and Policy, Academy of Natural Sciences

COST: Free

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/academy-conversation-tickets-54007260169

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West Craft Fest
Dec
9
10:00 AM10:00

West Craft Fest

Dozens of vendors will return to The Rotunda for West Craft Fest (FKA Go West Craft Fest). An all-local lineup of artisans and makers will have artisan jewelry, ceramics, woodwork, original art, prints, stationery, clothing, knitted accessories, home wares, children's gifts, candles, soaps, botanicals, holiday items and more for sale. Applications are currently open on their website, listed below.

Free

westcraftfest.wixsite.com

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