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Native Plants of Summer Hybrid

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE, United States

Native plants of the Eastern Temperate Forest are beautiful, inspiring, and critically important for healthy landscapes. From the subdued colors and fragrances of spring wildflowers to the exuberance of summer perennials and the captivating hues of fall foliage, discover a wealth of plants that satisfy your gardening needs throughout the seasons. Using Mt. Cuba Center’s stunning gardens, learn to identify 60 trees, shrubs, and herbaceous perennials in each Native Plants course. Examine their key identifying characteristics, preferred growing conditions, overall size, and ecological significance. Students seeking a Certificate in Ecological Gardening must take the onsite exam. This program takes place

$205

THE EARTH HAS A FEVER: A GROUP EXHIBITION CURATED BY BILL BROOKOVER

Da Vinci Art Alliance 704 Catharine Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

How can art about environmental catastrophe move us to action? That is the question at the heart of “The Earth Has a Fever,” a printmaking exhibition proudly presented by Da Vinci Art Alliance. Featuring a wide array of printmaking techniques, the works in this immersive exhibition aim to change the conversation around the climate crisis by approaching it first from a place of feeling. We are inherently in relationship with the Earth; perhaps our emotional investment can empower us to heal that relationship. On view: July 5 - July 21 in Gallery 1 at Da Vinci Art Alliance (704 Catharine

$789

Landscape Drawing Class with Sarah Hunter

The Tacony LAB Community Arts Center 6918 Torresdale Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, United States

This July join artist Sarah Hunter for a two part introduction to landscape drawing workshop. We will use both graphite and charcoal media.This July, join artist Sarah Hunter for a two part introduction to landscape drawing workshop. We will use both graphite and charcoal media and focus on how value can help develop the mood of our drawings. Bring a picture of a meaningful place to work from or choose one of the inspiration images provided. Two Sessions, July 8th and 15th from 6pm-8pmTacony LAB Class Enrollment and Attendance PolicyAttendance Policy: We understand that traffic and other delays happen, however

Free webinar. Free book. Zero Carbon Home and EVs.

In this critically-acclaimed webinar by David Green (the “green guru”) you will learn which additions (like solar panels or heat pumps) to your home will BOTH cut your bills and carbon emissions. David has done it on his home (making an 15% return on investment) and about 35 other homes. David also shows you why EVs are now cheaper to buy, run and maintain than their gas-powered equivalents. David loves his Tesla Model S and Ford F150 Lightning. He does not suffer from range anxiety. David has a BS in physics from Oxford University and an MBA from Harvard Business

Free

30th Annual Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Art Festival

Downtown Haddonfield along Kings Highway between Washington Avenue and Haddon Avenue, along Tanner Street to Euclid Avenue and on Kings Court, Haddonfield, NJ, United States

It’s the 30th anniversary of Haddonfield Crafts and Fine Art Festival with more than 200 artists showcasing the best of fine art and craft from the region and beyond! This two-day outdoor festival, sponsored by Subaru, will be held Saturday, July 13 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday, July 14 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Visit artist tents, restaurants, and shops along Kings Highway between Washington Avenue and Haddon Avenue, along Tanner Street to Euclid Avenue, and the Emerging Artists Area on Kings Court. Learn more at downtownhaddonfield.com.

FREE
Event Series Volunteer Days at FarmerJawn

Volunteer Days at FarmerJawn

Farmer Jawn Elkins Park 1813 Beech Ave, Elkins Park, United States

Join FarmerJawn in making a difference! Whether you can spare just one day each month or are able to commit to more frequent volunteering as a dedicated volunteer, we welcome your support. Our mission is to provide fresh, local produce while fostering connections with like-minded individuals who share a passion for sustainable farming. Come be a part of our team and help us cultivate a brighter, healthier future for our community and our planet.

Blueberry Festival

Linvilla Orchards, 137 Knowlton Road, Media, PA, 19063, United States

Get ready for a berry good time as blueberries make their return to Linvilla Orchards! Join us on Saturday, July 13, 2024, for our annual Blueberry Festival. Whether you're picking your own or grabbing some from our farm market, there's plenty to enjoy. Tickets for pick-your-own are available for purchase at Linvilla.com. Indulge your sweet tooth with a variety of blueberry-licious treats from Linvilla’s bakery. Love blueberry pie? Join our pie eating contest! Two rounds will crown Linvilla Champions, with ages 13-17 and ages 18 and up competing in a timed Blueberry Pie eating challenge. Winners in each category will

On-Demand Tree Tenders Virtual Training

Online

Become a neighborhood greening hero! Learn about tree care and planting by participating in a PHS Tree Tenders training. This eight-hour course* will be offered through recorded sessions available until July 31. Workshop topics include tree biology, identification, planting, and proper care. You will be joining one of the nation’s oldest, most respected volunteer urban tree-care programs. Tree Tenders are given the tools to plant and nurture trees in their own neighborhoods. Regionally, there are over 6,200 Tree Tenders from 100 + neighborhoods! Join a group or form your own Tree Tenders group, by attending the training with two neighbors. For

Event Series Lansdowne Farmers Market

Lansdowne Farmers Market

30 N Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne, PA 19050 30 N Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne, PA, United States

Please join us at the Lansdowne Farmers Market! Located at 30 N Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne, PA 19050, 15 minutes west of Philadelphia, and easily accessible from SEPTA Buses and Regional Rail. Our market is a vibrant community of local and fresh vendors, each offering a unique range of products, from art to food and beverages. This week's vendors are Big Sky Bread, Doeleh's Kitchen, Hot Knives' Sharpening, Mitchell & Mitchell Wines, MyHouse Cookies, Langworthy Creations, Pennsylvania Distilling Company, Tuquan Acres, Meats by Meez, Aunt Verlea's Pound Cake Experience, Conshohocken Brewing Company, Hank's Cinnamon Buns, Kay Way Juice and Bonnie's Wondergardens.

Yoga at the Schuylkill Center: Growing Roots

This summer, step into the serenity of nature and rejuvenate your mind and body with outdoor yoga at the Schuylkill Center. This six-week beginner friendly series is an opportunity to breathe in fresh air, stretch in the sunshine, and let go of stress in a serene outdoor setting. Attend for one class or sign up for the entire six-week series to receive a discount! About your instructor:  Following a brief career as a violinist, ended and reevaluated after a several year struggle with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Noah Julian began a lifelong wholistic approach to personal health and wellness. His education and

Garden Enthusiast Tour at Mt. Cuba Center

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE, United States

Take an in-depth look at the gardens and discover how to apply sustainable gardening practices. Learn about environmental topics such as climate change, systems-thinking, and consciously sourcing native plants for your region. This tour expands on concepts covered in the introductory Welcome Walk. Tours include walking over rolling terrain and mulched paths. Two hours, $7 in addition to admission, free for members. This program takes place in-person at Mt. Cuba Center Saturday, May 11, 2024, and every 2nd Saturday.

$7

PA Flax Project’s Producer Event Series: Part 2 (Harvest)

Pasture Song Farm 1333 Ridge Road, Pottstown, United States

Join us for an in-person Pennsylvania Flax Project Event Series this spring and summer to foster organic fiber flax production and supply chains! Expect to… Meet existing and prospective organic buyers and growers Get connected to the emerging organic flax-to-linen industry in Pennsylvania Learn about: How fiber flax fits into organic rotations How fiber flax is processed from field to spinnable fiber Opportunities through PA Flax Project's cooperative business model Organic certification requirements Technical assistance opportunities during organic transition This event will take place in both Spanish and English with simultaneous interpretation. Spanish-only, English-only, and bilingual speakers are all invited

Gifts From The Garden

Life Do Grow Farm 2316-50 North 11th Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Join us at Gifts From The Garden for a day of exploring and celebrating all things nature-inspired and handcrafted!Gifts From The GardenCome join us at Life Do Grow Farm with Lady Danni for a fundraiser supporting Urban Creators on July 13th!Together we’ll take a foraging tour around Life Do Grow Farm followed by a DIY take home native seed bomb making workshop - all led by Lady Danni!Tickets are based on a sliding scale - any and all support is appreciated and will directly benefit with work we do for our community at Urban Creators, Life Do Grow Farm.Learn more

Summer Nature Science Pop Up: Solar Prints

Gingko Lawn

Stop by for an interactive, nature science-based lesson and craft! We’ll use the power of the sun to make solar prints. While supplies last. All ages are welcome, no registration is required. Pop-Ups are outdoors and may be canceled in the case of inclement weather.

Saturday Stewardship with David Bower and Parks & Rec

Hermit Lane Kiosk 5200 Hermit Ln, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Meeting at the Hermit Lane Kiosk Would you like to be part of keeping Wissahickon Valley Park beautiful and sustainable? Then join us for a special stewardship event where we’ll be partnering with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation for their normal service day and completing a variety of projects! Please note that unlike our usual Saturday Stewardship events, we will be starting at 10:00 am. No experience is needed. We provide gloves, tools and instruction – you just need to show up! Volunteer service Days are excellent, easy ways to help us take care of Wissahickon Valley Park. Be sure to wear

Canva Basics

Utility Works MakerSpace 18 North Lansdowne Avenue, Lansdowne, PA, United States

Learn the essentials of Canva in our fun and interactive workshop!Canva BasicsHey there! Are you ready to unleash your creativity with Canva? Join us for a fun and interactive workshop where you'll learn all the basics of this amazing design tool. Whether you're a beginner or just looking to brush up on your skills, this event is perfect for you!Our event will be held at Utility Works MakerSpace, - the end product of a 2 hr class will be a summer journal for kids to color in and record memories. We will also review how to order the journal for

Sankofa Farm Stand at Clark Park

Clark Park 4300-4398 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia

Come purchase fresh, chemical-free inspirited local produce straight from Sankofa Community Farm every second and fourth Saturday at the Clark Park Famer’s Market, now through mid-November! EBT, cash, WIC Farmer’s Market vouchers, and Senior vouchers are all accepted methods of payment (standard retail WIC vouchers are not accepted).   You can also catch the Sankofa Farm Stand at the 54th and Lindbergh Blvd entrance of Bartram’s Village every Thursday from 3-6pm!

IT’S OUR BIRTHDAY!!!

913 N 3rd St 913 North 3rd Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Come celebrate our birthday with us at Liberty Lands!!Happy MF Birthday VU!!!!Volunteering Untapped is a non profit organization dedicated to connecting Philadelphia to the nonprofits all across the area. We host events on the 2nd Saturday of almost every month, and we love to see everyone having fun and serving the community around them!!VU on its birthday will be:WeedingCleaningPruningGraffiti cleaningFixing park furnitureDate: Saturday, July 13th, 2024*Time: 10A-1PParking & TransportationParking: there is ample parking around the park!Nearby buses routes: https://plan.septa.org/#/*Rain Date: July 20th 2024

Saturday Free Boating

Dock & Community Boathouse Bartram's Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Join us for free kayaking and rowboating on the Tidal Schuylkill River! No pre-registration or experience is necessary. Suitable for all ages and skill levels. Equipment, life jackets, and basic instruction for kayaking and row boating provided–first come, first served. Minors must be accompanied by an adult. The program may be canceled in the event of inclement weather or unsafe river conditions.

Free

Free Bike Rentals at Bartram’s Garden Bike Hub

Bike Container

Come by for free walk-up bike rentals; as well as simple repairs (flats, chains, brake adjustments),  diagnostics, and bike safety brochures! Please register in advance. The Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia is hosting FREE biking days at Bartram’s Garden through the end of October. Come ride the Bartram Mile trail!

Stretch. Breathe. Pose. Repeat

John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at Tinicum 8601 Lindbergh Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Come join us for a relaxing yoga and sound bath session where we stretch, breathe, pose, and repeat to find our inner zen!Stretch. Breathe. Pose. Repeat!Date: Sat Jul 13 2024Time: 11:00 AMLocation: John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge at TinicumCome join us for a rejuvenating yoga and sound bath session surrounded by nature. Take a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life and focus on your mind, body, and soul. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned yogi, this event is perfect for anyone looking to unwind and recharge. Yoga mats and light refreshments will be provided. The event

Recycled Ripples Jewelry with Barb Baur at Glen Foerd

Glen Foerd 5001 Grant Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, United States

The Tacony LAB free workshop series at Glen Foerd!Join Barb Baur for a special Glen Foerd workshop featuring designs from her own work. Using colored sheet aluminum from recycled cans, we will create a small piece of jewelry ie. a pendant or a pin using beading techniques and expanded metals forms in a technique developed by Barb Baur. Stay after the workshop for a special artist talk with Barb Baur to coincide with the current exhibit- Home Waters at Glen Foerd. Barb will take us on a journey through her wearable art inspired by her time living on a boat

Much Ado About Mushrooms

The Woodlands at Phillips Mushroom Farms 1020 Kaolin Road, Kennett Square, PA, United States

Learn about the history of mushroom farming in Kennett Square and how they are cultivated. Taste a variety of period mushroom recipes.Tina Ellor, Mycologist/Technical Director at Phillips Mushroom Farms in Kennett Square will discuss the history of how Kennett Square became the mushroom capital of the world. She will also talk about how they are cultivated and the vast array of varitials. Also taste a number of period receipts for mushrooms.

Kids Create (July)

Mt Cuba, 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE, 19707, United States

Join us for an afternoon of nature, artmaking, and fun! Mt. Cuba partners with award-winning folk artist, Eunice LaFate, to lead a unique children’s art program in the gardens. Kids will create a mural from natural materials and go home with their own painting. This program is intended for ages 4 to 12. Art supplies provided. Included with garden admission, advance registration required. This program takes place in-person at Mt. Cuba Center Saturday, July 13, 2024 (Rain Date: Saturday, July 20).

Included with garden admission, advance registration needed.

Seed Stories: Opening Exhibition

Join us for the opening of our summer exhibition, Seed Stories: A Celebration of Land-based Creators, to learn about the land-based art practices of seedkeepers in Philadelphia and the stories they steward. This joyous gathering will include a live dance performance, stamp-making for seed packet decoration, food, and more! This event is free to attend. Registration is encouraged. Walk-ins welcome. About the Exhibition: Seed Stories: A Celebration of Land-based Creators Seed Stories brings together several of Philadelphia’s seedkeepers to share the artistic practices they tend to alongside their gardens. Seedkeeping, a practice of growing plants for seed harvesting, sustains genetic

Design Your Own Delaware River Sea Monster!

Cherry Street Pier, North Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, USA 121 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, United States

As part of the Phantastic Phibers exhibition, exhibitors and teaching artists Jamie Campbell and Bonnie MacAllister are showing felted and fabric sea monsters. Learn pattern design and construction and create your own Delaware River Monster. All ages. Tour the exhibition while on Cherry Street Pier.. Phantastic Phibers creates an atmosphere of industrial, fiber optic, hyperbolic, puppetry and non traditional textiles transporting the pier into a nautilus full of suspended materials including recycled electronics and bicycle parts, a nine foot tunnel,, a cursed sweater,, enormous weaving, giant fish, deconstructed silks, and sea monsters. Two and three dimensional work fills the gallery

$25

Museum of Illusions Yappy Hour

Museum of Illusions Philadelphia 401 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

This one-of-a-kind dog-friendly event is in support of Philadoptables, a noble mission dedicated to rescuing the city's most vulnerable animals. Half of the proceeds from this event will directly support this honorable cause, and if you're planning a visit to the museum, guests can opt-in to round up their ticket or Smart Shop purchase to further benefit Philadoptables, now through October 2024. Elevating the experience, the event will feature local vendors such as Brixxy and Co., Heart + Paw, and Pet Friendly Dog Bakery. Don't miss out on this opportunity to create lasting memories with your furry friends while supporting

$25

Art and Music Show at Independent Bookstore

208 Cherry St 208 Cherry Street, Norristown, PA, United States

Come see art by 9 AMAZING local artists in a cute bookstore while LIVE local musicians set the mood!Stay cool and be cool!We have nine artists of various mediums showing their artwork here at Recycle Read Repeat, Norristown's favorite indie bookstore!It's free to attend (or you can make a small donation to our nonprofit kickstarter).You'll be able to meet the artists and buy art directly from them!Recycle Read Repeat is a used bookstore with a cozy and artsy vibe whose mission is to bring affordable books to all!

Recklessly Optimistic by Adrian Hatfield – Opening Reception

Chimaera Gallery 3502 Scotts Lane #2113, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Adrian Hatfield makes work addressing his anxiety about our current environmental crisis, balanced by hope that humanity can rise to meet the challenge. The paintings convey those experiences in tension: dread, splendor, joy, terror, wonder and the absurdity of human inaction. Their iconography samples and ?recombines elements from art history, scientific illustration, pop culture and satire, with a goal of existing somewhere between a requiem, a science fiction fever dream, and a call-to-arms. Opening Reception: Saturday, July 13, 6-8:30 p.m. Closing Reception: Saturday, August 31, 6-8:30 p.m. Gallery Hours: Saturdays 12-4 p.m., or by appointment chimaeragallery.com hello@chimaeragallery.com 3502 Scotts Lane,

Free

Sunday Stewardship with David Bower

Thomas Mansion 6245 Wissahickon Ave, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Meeting at Thomas Mansion Would you like to be part of keeping Wissahickon Valley Park beautiful and sustainable? Then join long-time steward of the Wissahickon David Bower and his dedicated corps of Crew Leaders and Trail Ambassadors on a variety of stewardship projects! No experience is needed. We provide gloves, tools and instruction – you just need to show up! Volunteer service Days are excellent, easy ways to help us take care of Wissahickon Valley Park. Be sure to wear sturdy footwear and long pants, and bring a water bottle with you. Detailed information and the specific meeting location will

Free Craft Fair and Textile Family Day

American Swedish Historical Museum 1900 Pattison Ave, Philadeplhia, PA, United States

Join us for a free Craft Fair and Family Day at the American Swedish Historical Museum! Inspired by the textiles of the Swedish Folk Weavings exhibition, vendors will demonstrate and sell their handcrafts of all kinds in our craft fair held in our outdoor tent. Light lunch fare, snacks, and baked goods will also be available for purchase. Bring your family and try out different textile crafts like stitching and weaving through fun activities in our galleries and check out brand new craft kits available in the Museum Shop! If your family has never visited the American Swedish Historical Museum

Free

Craft Coven Yard Sale

Cherry Street Pier 121 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, United States

This is how crafty people do a yard saleCome out to shop, support and keep valuable items out of landfills! The Craft Coven is hosting it's very first Crafty Yard Sale. We will have tables filled to the brim with fabrics, yarns, stamps, tools and books etc. priced to sell and ready for your next big project. All coven sales will go towards offering low cost events available to the public. Our goal of this event is to raise enough funds to purchase the aprons and easels we need to start offering painting classes at the pier. If we raise

Now + Then Marketplace Oval x Parkway Palooza

Eakins Oval 2451 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, United States

Now + Then Marketplace returns to Eakins Oval for its 3rd year and one of its largest markets of the year! Over 140 local vendors will gather in front of the Philadelphia Museum of Art at Eakins Oval and along the outer lane of the parkway this Sunday 7/14 Noon to 6pm as we collaborate with The Barnes, Rodin, and Philadelphia Museum of Art for a party down the parkway! Don't miss out checking out The Oval's mini golf course & beer garden as well as music, food and drinks. As always this market and event are free to attend,

$99

Placekeeping Sunday Socials

Mantua Civic Association 3729 Melon Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Let's gather together to create art, learn about homeownership & co-housing with Second Story, and envision our best possible future.In the tradition of a quilting bee, let's gather to piece together our story -- sharing memories and envisioning the best possible future. We will share a meal, groove to some tunes, learn about the Second Story co-housing initiative, and create a paper quilt to reflect our journey.Arts workshops by the Museum of Black JoyWhat to bring: an item that symbolizes homeDo you have an especially meaningful item that represents your connection to home and/or the Mantua community? Second Story Collective

Climate Justice in Philadelphia: An Info Session and Discussion

Da Vinci Art Alliance 704 Catharine Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Led by POWER Interfaith -- hear about current campaigns in Philadelphia to hold public utilities to account!Led by POWER Interfaith in conjuction with Bill Brookover exhibition "The Earth Has A Fever"Impacts of climate change and global warming are happening yet we don't know where to start. POWER Interfaith, a grass roots organization of Pennsylvania congregations and individuals committed to racial and economic justice on a livable planet is working on Climate Justice and Jobs.We'll hear about current campaigns in Philadelphia to hold public utilities to account to reduce their use of fossil fuels and about the Whole Home Repair Program,

Cobbs Creek Park Ambassadors: Save the Native Flowers at Little Whitby Meadow

Little Whitby Meadow

Little Whitby Meadow is a hidden gem in Cobbs Creek Park. Since Audubon PA began restoring the Meadow, native flowers have been making a comeback. These plants are crucial to the survival of our butterflies, bees, and birds. Unfortunately, this resurgence of native flora is being threatened by invasive Wild hop (Humulus japonicus), which is smothering everything in its path! Lend a helping hand to our native plants by pulling out some invasive Wild hop with the Cobbs Creek Park Ambassadors! Location: Meet at the entrance of the Little Whitby Meadow (Start at Cobbs Creek Pkwy & Whitby Ave. Head

Free

Summer Camp at McKaig Nature Education Center

mckaig nature education center 889 Croton Road, Wayne, United States

McKaig offers pristine 91-acre woods that are well suited for hands-on nature discovery for this full-day, week-long summer camp. Camps will be led by Riverbend’s skilled educators to guide your campers in nature exploration through hikes, stream-stomping, bug-catching, and so much more. Camps have weekly themes including Mini-Worlds, Messy Science, Water Warriors, and Nature Arts! Check out our website for more info! General Information Ages: 5-10 Dates: July 1-July 26 2024 Group Size and Information: 2 Groups (Ages 5 - 7 and Ages 8-10) Each group will be 10-12 campers with 2 educators Camp Schedule: Monday through Friday: 8:45am -

$450

Riverbend Trailblazers Summer Camp!

Riverbend Environmental Education Center 1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne, PA, United States

Trailblazers is an all new program for older campers ages 11-13 who are looking for a fun and enriching summer experience. During their week at Riverbend, the Trailblazers will practice collaboration, problem solving, and leadership through service projects centered around nature stewardship, environmental education, or animal care. This is a great program for campers of all personalities, experience levels, and backgrounds who are seeking a community of people to learn and engage with. Each week will involve about 15 hours of volunteer service and end in a field trip.

$625

The Regeneration Handbook: Presentation, Q& A, and Book Signing

Providence Friends Meeting, 105 N Providence Rd, Media 19063 105 N Providence Rd, Media 19063, Media, United States

Ever wonder what people are talking about when they talk about “regeneration”? Currently applied to fields as diverse as ecology, spirituality, health, and economics, regeneration has become a bit of a buzzword lately. Defined by Mirriam-Webster as the “renewal or restoration of a body, bodily part, or biological system,” Don Hall, author of The Regeneration Handbook: Transform Yourself to Transform the World, argues that we might come to understand regeneration more broadly as the “act of helping to bring something back to life – ourselves, our communities, and, ultimately, the Earth.” In the face of mounting environmental, economic, and social

On-Demand Tree Tenders Virtual Training

Online

Become a neighborhood greening hero! Learn about tree care and planting by participating in a PHS Tree Tenders training. This eight-hour course* will be offered through recorded sessions available until July 31. Workshop topics include tree biology, identification, planting, and proper care. You will be joining one of the nation’s oldest, most respected volunteer urban tree-care programs. Tree Tenders are given the tools to plant and nurture trees in their own neighborhoods. Regionally, there are over 6,200 Tree Tenders from 100 + neighborhoods! Join a group or form your own Tree Tenders group, by attending the training with two neighbors. For

Summer Camp at McKaig Nature Education Center

mckaig nature education center 889 Croton Road, Wayne, United States

McKaig offers pristine 91-acre woods that are well suited for hands-on nature discovery for this full-day, week-long summer camp. Camps will be led by Riverbend’s skilled educators to guide your campers in nature exploration through hikes, stream-stomping, bug-catching, and so much more. Camps have weekly themes including Mini-Worlds, Messy Science, Water Warriors, and Nature Arts! Check out our website for more info! General Information Ages: 5-10 Dates: July 1-July 26 2024 Group Size and Information: 2 Groups (Ages 5 - 7 and Ages 8-10) Each group will be 10-12 campers with 2 educators Camp Schedule: Monday through Friday: 8:45am -

$450

Riverbend Trailblazers Summer Camp!

Riverbend Environmental Education Center 1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne, PA, United States

Trailblazers is an all new program for older campers ages 11-13 who are looking for a fun and enriching summer experience. During their week at Riverbend, the Trailblazers will practice collaboration, problem solving, and leadership through service projects centered around nature stewardship, environmental education, or animal care. This is a great program for campers of all personalities, experience levels, and backgrounds who are seeking a community of people to learn and engage with. Each week will involve about 15 hours of volunteer service and end in a field trip.

$625

Devil’s Pool Clean-Up

Valley Green Inn Philadelphia, PA, United States

Meeting at Valley Green Inn Do you love Wissahickon Valley Park? Do you want to help keep a beloved natural landmark beautiful? Then join us for a litter clean-up at Devil’s Pool every Tuesday morning this summer! Please note that unlike our other weekly stewardship days, we will be starting at 9:30. No experience is needed. We provide gloves, tools and instruction – you just need to show up! Volunteer service Days are excellent, easy ways to help us take care of Wissahickon Valley Park. Be sure to wear sturdy footwear and long pants, and bring a water bottle with

Event Series Yoga in the Treetops

Yoga in the Treetops

Morris Arboretum & Gardens 100 E Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, United States

Join experienced yoga instructor Maura Manzo for this one-of-a-kind yoga series on the Out-on-A-Limb exhibit at the Morris, suspended 50 feet above ground and surrounded by a canopy of trees, colors, sights and sounds. This unique practice will be tailored to all skill levels and focuses on poses that promote rootedness, connection, and mindfulness. Human beings are deeply connected to trees and have much to learn from them, as well. Each class will end with an extended guided relaxation inspired by one of their greatest teachings: There is beauty that comes from letting go. This treetop yoga experience is a

$40

Summer Camp at McKaig Nature Education Center

mckaig nature education center 889 Croton Road, Wayne, United States

McKaig offers pristine 91-acre woods that are well suited for hands-on nature discovery for this full-day, week-long summer camp. Camps will be led by Riverbend’s skilled educators to guide your campers in nature exploration through hikes, stream-stomping, bug-catching, and so much more. Camps have weekly themes including Mini-Worlds, Messy Science, Water Warriors, and Nature Arts! Check out our website for more info! General Information Ages: 5-10 Dates: July 1-July 26 2024 Group Size and Information: 2 Groups (Ages 5 - 7 and Ages 8-10) Each group will be 10-12 campers with 2 educators Camp Schedule: Monday through Friday: 8:45am -

$450

Wednesday Stewardship with David Bower

Thomas Mansion 6245 Wissahickon Ave, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Meeting at Thomas Mansion Would you like to be part of keeping Wissahickon Valley Park beautiful and sustainable? Then join long-time steward of the Wissahickon David Bower and his dedicated corps of Crew Leaders and Trail Ambassadors on a variety of stewardship projects! Locations and tasks will vary week to week, and may include trash clean-ups, trail improvements, invasive plant removal, graffiti removal, and general park beautification. David’s many years of experience in the Wissahickon means you’ll learn a lot about the valley while also making a positive impact on it. No experience is needed. We provide gloves, tools and

Riverbend Trailblazers Summer Camp!

Riverbend Environmental Education Center 1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne, PA, United States

Trailblazers is an all new program for older campers ages 11-13 who are looking for a fun and enriching summer experience. During their week at Riverbend, the Trailblazers will practice collaboration, problem solving, and leadership through service projects centered around nature stewardship, environmental education, or animal care. This is a great program for campers of all personalities, experience levels, and backgrounds who are seeking a community of people to learn and engage with. Each week will involve about 15 hours of volunteer service and end in a field trip.

$625

Sunset on the Schuylkill: Guided Kayak Tour

Walnut Street Dock

Enjoy beautiful views of the city skyline and setting sunset with a guided kayak tour on the Schuylkill River! DATE Wednesday, July 17 TIME 7:00 pm - 8:45 pm LOCATION Walnut Street Dock Philadelphia PA 19103 Join Fairmount Park Conservancy and Hidden River Outfitters for a picturesque two-mile guided kayak tour on the Schuylkill River. The tour departs from the Walnut Street dock along the Schuylkill River Trail and heads upriver to the Fairmount Water Works, where you’ll experience a rarely-seen perspective of these historic structures from the water below. Learn interesting facts about the history of the park while enjoying spectacular

T’ai Chi Chih®: Guided Practice

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE, United States

For those who have completed the introductory level class, guided practice is an ideal way to gain even greater physical and mental health benefits through closer examination and refinement of T’ai Chi Chih’s 20 simple movements. Instruction is very flexible, addressing the needs of individual students while leaving plenty of time for the group to enjoy a shared full practice experience during each session. Comfortable clothing is recommended. This program takes place in person at Mt. Cuba Center Eight Thursdays: 7/11 through 9/5 *No class on Thursday 7/25. About the Instructor: Jessica Lewis, CPT, CNC, is an Accredited T’ai Chi

$132

Summer Camp at McKaig Nature Education Center

mckaig nature education center 889 Croton Road, Wayne, United States

McKaig offers pristine 91-acre woods that are well suited for hands-on nature discovery for this full-day, week-long summer camp. Camps will be led by Riverbend’s skilled educators to guide your campers in nature exploration through hikes, stream-stomping, bug-catching, and so much more. Camps have weekly themes including Mini-Worlds, Messy Science, Water Warriors, and Nature Arts! Check out our website for more info! General Information Ages: 5-10 Dates: July 1-July 26 2024 Group Size and Information: 2 Groups (Ages 5 - 7 and Ages 8-10) Each group will be 10-12 campers with 2 educators Camp Schedule: Monday through Friday: 8:45am -

$450

Thursday Stewardship

PA

Location TBD Would you like to be part of keeping Wissahickon Valley Park beautiful and sustainable? Then join us on Thursdays mornings for a variety of stewardship projects! Locations and tasks will vary week to week, and may include trash clean-ups, trail improvements, invasive plant removal, graffiti removal, and general park beautification. No experience is needed. We provide gloves, tools and instruction – you just need to show up! Volunteer service Days are excellent, easy ways to help us take care of Wissahickon Valley Park. Be sure to wear sturdy footwear and long pants, and bring a water bottle with

Riverbend Trailblazers Summer Camp!

Riverbend Environmental Education Center 1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne, PA, United States

Trailblazers is an all new program for older campers ages 11-13 who are looking for a fun and enriching summer experience. During their week at Riverbend, the Trailblazers will practice collaboration, problem solving, and leadership through service projects centered around nature stewardship, environmental education, or animal care. This is a great program for campers of all personalities, experience levels, and backgrounds who are seeking a community of people to learn and engage with. Each week will involve about 15 hours of volunteer service and end in a field trip.

$625
Event Series Native Planters

Native Planters

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education 8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Embark on a rewarding journey as a Volunteer Native Planter, where you’ll connect with like-minded individuals, refine your gardening expertise, and delve into the world of native plants. By tending to the Courtyard Garden and Front Entrance Garden at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, you’ll enhance beauty and biodiversity of this important landscape. Tools are provided, but feel free to bring your own. Remember your waterbottle, to wear sturdy shoes, and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty! Volunteer Native Planters meet every Thursday, April 11 to October 31, from 10am-12pm. Registration recommended to stay connected with weather updates. Walk-ins

Free
Event Series Story Time Sprouts

Story Time Sprouts

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE, United States

Get lost in a book in Mt. Cuba’s gardens. Listen to stories from nature-themed children’s books ideal for kids ages five and under. Meet on the Upper Lawn in Bluey’s Woods. We recommend bringing a blanket to sit on. No reservations required. Included with garden admission. This program takes place in-person at Mt. Cuba Center Thursdays, Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Free

Insect Safari for Kids

Stoneleigh: A Natural Garden 1829 East County Line Road, Villanova, PA, United States

Head out on a search for Stoneleigh’s tiniest critters.

Sankofa Farm Stand at Bartram’s Village

Come purchase fresh, chemical-free inspirited local produce straight from Sankofa Community Farm every Thursday at the Bartram’s Village apartments (54th & Lindbergh Blvd entrance), now through mid-November! EBT, cash, WIC Farmer’s Market vouchers, and Senior vouchers are all accepted methods of payment (standard retail WIC vouchers are not accepted). You can also catch the Sankofa Farm Stand at Clark Park Farmer’s Market in West Philadelphia every 2nd and 4th Saturday of the month from 10am-1pm!

Designing a Culture of Recreation

Center for DesignPhiladelphia 1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

How can Philadelphia think beyond rec centers in our neighborhoods, to build a larger culture of sports and recreation in Philly?With two stadium districts in the works, the FDR Park redesign, and a proposed $60 million waterfront pool park along the Schuylkill River, Philadelphia has a newly heightened focus on sports and recreation. How can Philadelphia leverage these projects, and think beyond rec centers in our neighborhoods, to build a larger culture of sport, recreation, and physical activity in the city?Light refreshments will be served.The event is free to attend and we ask you to RSVP so that we can get

Writers Group at Recycle Read Repeat

208 Cherry St 208 Cherry Street, Norristown, PA, United States

Come find your writing people every third Thursday at Norristown's favorite bookstore, Recycle Read Repeat.

Tacony Creek Park Keepers Meeting

Virtual Event Philadelphia, PA

Do you care about Tacony Creek Park? Join us for our monthly park friends group meeting! Share your thoughts and ideas with other park neighbors and hear updates on programs and events. Contact Malcolm@ttfwatershed.org with any questions or agenda items! Please register here.    

On-Demand Tree Tenders Virtual Training

Online

Become a neighborhood greening hero! Learn about tree care and planting by participating in a PHS Tree Tenders training. This eight-hour course* will be offered through recorded sessions available until July 31. Workshop topics include tree biology, identification, planting, and proper care. You will be joining one of the nation’s oldest, most respected volunteer urban tree-care programs. Tree Tenders are given the tools to plant and nurture trees in their own neighborhoods. Regionally, there are over 6,200 Tree Tenders from 100 + neighborhoods! Join a group or form your own Tree Tenders group, by attending the training with two neighbors. For

Summer Camp at McKaig Nature Education Center

mckaig nature education center 889 Croton Road, Wayne, United States

McKaig offers pristine 91-acre woods that are well suited for hands-on nature discovery for this full-day, week-long summer camp. Camps will be led by Riverbend’s skilled educators to guide your campers in nature exploration through hikes, stream-stomping, bug-catching, and so much more. Camps have weekly themes including Mini-Worlds, Messy Science, Water Warriors, and Nature Arts! Check out our website for more info! General Information Ages: 5-10 Dates: July 1-July 26 2024 Group Size and Information: 2 Groups (Ages 5 - 7 and Ages 8-10) Each group will be 10-12 campers with 2 educators Camp Schedule: Monday through Friday: 8:45am -

$450

Riverbend Trailblazers Summer Camp!

Riverbend Environmental Education Center 1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne, PA, United States

Trailblazers is an all new program for older campers ages 11-13 who are looking for a fun and enriching summer experience. During their week at Riverbend, the Trailblazers will practice collaboration, problem solving, and leadership through service projects centered around nature stewardship, environmental education, or animal care. This is a great program for campers of all personalities, experience levels, and backgrounds who are seeking a community of people to learn and engage with. Each week will involve about 15 hours of volunteer service and end in a field trip.

$625

Native Alternatives to Invasive Ornamentals

Mt Cuba, 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE, 19707, United States

Non-native invasive plants, like Japanese barberry and English ivy, damage our environment by invading natural areas and outcompeting native plants. To help stop the spread, the Delaware state legislature recently passed a law banning the sale of 36 invasive plant species. Join Leah Brooks as she presents beautiful native alternatives to these invasive ornamentals and explains how making these substitutes helps protect our ecosystems. A garden walk to view recommended plants is included. This program takes place in person at Mt. Cuba Center on Friday, July 19, 2024. About the Instructor: Leah Brooks is the Public Programs Coordinator at Mt.

$29

Hansberry Garden & Nature Center Collective work hours

The Hansberry Garden & Nature Center 5150 Wayne Ave, Philadelphia, PA, United States

One of two weekly work sessions (the other is Sunday from 3-5 p.m.) for Hansberry Garden & Nature Center's Garden Collective. The Hansberry Garden and Nature Center builds community by offering organic gardening, educational programs, and fresh, wholesome produce to an underserved neighborhood.

Event Series Twilight on the Terrace

Twilight on the Terrace

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE, United States

Unwind from the week with a bite to eat while enjoying live music on the terrace and evening access to the gardens. Food, beer, and wine will be available for purchase. Lineup, details, and more at mtcubacenter.org/twilight. Included with garden admission and free for members. Advanced registration is not required. This program takes place in person at Mt. Cuba Center on Friday, May 17, 2024 (Rain Date: Following Friday). Music by Jason Ager & the Golden Eagles

INCLUDED WITH GARDEN ADMISSION

Summer-sational Nights

Stoneleigh: A Natural Garden 1829 East County Line Road, Villanova, PA, United States

Join us for special evening hours!

Event Series Volunteer Days at FarmerJawn

Volunteer Days at FarmerJawn

Farmer Jawn Elkins Park 1813 Beech Ave, Elkins Park, United States

Join FarmerJawn in making a difference! Whether you can spare just one day each month or are able to commit to more frequent volunteering as a dedicated volunteer, we welcome your support. Our mission is to provide fresh, local produce while fostering connections with like-minded individuals who share a passion for sustainable farming. Come be a part of our team and help us cultivate a brighter, healthier future for our community and our planet.

Mother Tongue

Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden 5400 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, PA

It’s time for Mother Tongue! This celebration of Black art honors roots, cultural richness, inherent wellness. Join Tiny Farm Wagon and the Museum of Black Joy for a lighting of our hand-crafted cob oven and a modern take on the traditional Ring Shout featuring local artists. In case of rain, this event will be rescheduled to July 27. Rain date is rain or shine.

Revival StoryWalks 2024

Tabor Road Gateway, Tacony Creek Park 743 East Olney Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Join us for a Revival StoryWalk through Tacony Creek Park where we will honor the sun and nature with Storyteller Mama Carla Wiley & guests. Mama Carla will be joined by special guest Monk Praku Onla from the Lao Buddhist Temple of North Philadelphia as we honor the sun, wind, trees, birds and nature. They will share stories illuminating our place in community with one another and with our natural environment. Praku Onla will also offer tips on maintaining mindfulness within the body while staying connected to the outdoors. This event will be bilingual in Lao. We will meet at

Saturday Stewardship

PA

Meeting Location TBD Would you like to be part of keeping Wissahickon Valley Park beautiful and sustainable? Then join us for a variety of stewardship projects! Tasks and locations will vary week-to-week. No experience is needed. We provide gloves, tools and instruction – you just need to show up! Volunteer service Days are excellent, easy ways to help us take care of Wissahickon Valley Park. Be sure to wear sturdy footwear and long pants, and bring a water bottle with you. Detailed information and the specific meeting location will be sent by email the day before the event. For more

Event Series Lansdowne Farmers Market

Lansdowne Farmers Market

30 N Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne, PA 19050 30 N Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne, PA, United States

Please join us at the Lansdowne Farmers Market! Located at 30 N Lansdowne Ave, Lansdowne, PA 19050, 15 minutes west of Philadelphia, and easily accessible from SEPTA Buses and Regional Rail. Our market is a vibrant community of local and fresh vendors, each offering a unique range of products, from art to food and beverages. This week's vendors are Big Sky Bread, Doeleh's Kitchen, Hot Knives' Sharpening, Mitchell & Mitchell Wines, MyHouse Cookies, Langworthy Creations, Pennsylvania Distilling Company, Tuquan Acres, Meats by Meez, Aunt Verlea's Pound Cake Experience, Conshohocken Brewing Company, Hank's Cinnamon Buns, Kay Way Juice and Bonnie's Wondergardens.

Restoration Workday at the Wildlife Clinic

Schuylkill Center Wildlife Clinic 304 Port Royal Avenue, Philadelphia, United States

Help us to improve the health and biodiversity of our forest while getting to know our vast, 365 acres of protected land! During this Restoration Workday, we will meet at the Schuylkill Center Wildlife Clinic (304 Port Royal Avenue | Philadelphia, PA 19128) to work on our stewardship plots and prepare our front garden for a new habitat planting. This is a great opportunity for those who are looking to learn more about plant identification and restoration techniques while connecting with nature and other members of your community.  Details: No experience necessary. We recommend wearing long pants and sturdy boots

Sunday Stewardship with David Bower

Historic Rittenhouse Town 6049 Wissahickon Ave, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Meeting at Historic RittenhouseTown Would you like to be part of keeping Wissahickon Valley Park beautiful and sustainable? Then join long-time steward of the Wissahickon David Bower and his dedicated corps of Crew Leaders and Trail Ambassadors on a variety of stewardship projects! No experience is needed. We provide gloves, tools and instruction – you just need to show up! Volunteer service Days are excellent, easy ways to help us take care of Wissahickon Valley Park. Be sure to wear sturdy footwear and long pants, and bring a water bottle with you. Detailed information and the specific meeting location will

July Closing Artist Talk & Resident Open Studio

Da Vinci Art Alliance 704 Catharine Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Hear from Julie Woodard, featured artists in the Bill Brookover exhibition, and our July resident to celebrate the exhibitions closing!Hear from "Embodied Sound's" Julie Woodard, featured artists in the Bill Brookover's "The Earth Has a Fever", and our July resident to celebrate the closing of the exhibition!Learn more at: davinciartalliance.orgThis event and free and open to all. Suggested donation to attend is $5 per person.DVAA is a historic row home in the Bella Vista neighborhood. We are not yet wheelchair accessible; Da Vinci is a three floor gallery with narrow staircases. (We are working towards becoming ADA accessible by 2027!)

Landscapes on the Edge of Abstraction II

Save the Date! Meet Philadelphia artist, Deborah Zuchman at @bennascafe Sunday, July 21, 2024 from 2-4pm. Deborah was an Art Demonstration Teacher and taught in the Philadelphia Public Schools for thirty-five years. She also worked as a Project Manager for the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program for several years. Zuchman paints en plein air and from her imagination. She explores the fine line between landscape and abstraction. Show runs from July 1 through July 31, 2024. #bennas

Landscapes on the Edge of Abstraction II

Benna's Cafe 1236 S 8th Street, Philadelphia, United States

Meet Philadelphia artist, Deborah Zuchman at @bennascafe (at the corner of *th & Wharton Sts.) Sunday, July 21, 2024 from 2-4pm. Deborah was an Art Demonstration Teacher and taught in the Philadelphia Public Schools for thirty-five years. She also worked as a Project Manager for the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program for several years. Zuchman paints en plein air and from her imagination. She explores the fine line between landscape and abstraction. Show runs from July 1 through July 31, 2024. BENNA'S CAFE OPEN 7 DAYS MONDAY - FRIDAY 7AM - 2 PM SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 8 AM - 2 PM

Live @ Roots Garden

Fisher Park 571 West Spencer Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Don't miss Live at Roots Garden in Fisher Park! 571 W. Spencer Street. This new series of outdoor performances held in the lush green space of the Roots Community Garden in the Olney neighborhood of Philadelphia is a breath of fresh air for attendees and performers alike. On Sunday, July 21, we're excited to welcome URIOL우리얼 Korean Percussion Ensemble. Let the rhythms of traditional Korean drumming move you as you relax in the natural environment. Bring your family and friends! We'll provide a light dinner featuring yummy Korean fried chicken and more! Attendees are welcome to bring lawn chairs or

On-Demand Tree Tenders Virtual Training

Online

Become a neighborhood greening hero! Learn about tree care and planting by participating in a PHS Tree Tenders training. This eight-hour course* will be offered through recorded sessions available until July 31. Workshop topics include tree biology, identification, planting, and proper care. You will be joining one of the nation’s oldest, most respected volunteer urban tree-care programs. Tree Tenders are given the tools to plant and nurture trees in their own neighborhoods. Regionally, there are over 6,200 Tree Tenders from 100 + neighborhoods! Join a group or form your own Tree Tenders group, by attending the training with two neighbors. For

Summer Camp at McKaig Nature Education Center

mckaig nature education center 889 Croton Road, Wayne, United States

McKaig offers pristine 91-acre woods that are well suited for hands-on nature discovery for this full-day, week-long summer camp. Camps will be led by Riverbend’s skilled educators to guide your campers in nature exploration through hikes, stream-stomping, bug-catching, and so much more. Camps have weekly themes including Mini-Worlds, Messy Science, Water Warriors, and Nature Arts! Check out our website for more info! General Information Ages: 5-10 Dates: July 1-July 26 2024 Group Size and Information: 2 Groups (Ages 5 - 7 and Ages 8-10) Each group will be 10-12 campers with 2 educators Camp Schedule: Monday through Friday: 8:45am -

$450

Riverbend Trailblazers Summer Camp!

Riverbend Environmental Education Center 1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne, PA, United States

Trailblazers is an all new program for older campers ages 11-13 who are looking for a fun and enriching summer experience. During their week at Riverbend, the Trailblazers will practice collaboration, problem solving, and leadership through service projects centered around nature stewardship, environmental education, or animal care. This is a great program for campers of all personalities, experience levels, and backgrounds who are seeking a community of people to learn and engage with. Each week will involve about 15 hours of volunteer service and end in a field trip.

$625

Summer Camp at McKaig Nature Education Center

mckaig nature education center 889 Croton Road, Wayne, United States

McKaig offers pristine 91-acre woods that are well suited for hands-on nature discovery for this full-day, week-long summer camp. Camps will be led by Riverbend’s skilled educators to guide your campers in nature exploration through hikes, stream-stomping, bug-catching, and so much more. Camps have weekly themes including Mini-Worlds, Messy Science, Water Warriors, and Nature Arts! Check out our website for more info! General Information Ages: 5-10 Dates: July 1-July 26 2024 Group Size and Information: 2 Groups (Ages 5 - 7 and Ages 8-10) Each group will be 10-12 campers with 2 educators Camp Schedule: Monday through Friday: 8:45am -

$450

Riverbend Trailblazers Summer Camp!

Riverbend Environmental Education Center 1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne, PA, United States

Trailblazers is an all new program for older campers ages 11-13 who are looking for a fun and enriching summer experience. During their week at Riverbend, the Trailblazers will practice collaboration, problem solving, and leadership through service projects centered around nature stewardship, environmental education, or animal care. This is a great program for campers of all personalities, experience levels, and backgrounds who are seeking a community of people to learn and engage with. Each week will involve about 15 hours of volunteer service and end in a field trip.

$625

Devil’s Pool Clean-Up

Valley Green Inn Philadelphia, PA, United States

Meeting at Valley Green Inn Do you love Wissahickon Valley Park? Do you want to help keep a beloved natural landmark beautiful? Then join us for a litter clean-up at Devil’s Pool every Tuesday morning this summer! Please note that unlike our other weekly stewardship days, we will be starting at 9:30. No experience is needed. We provide gloves, tools and instruction – you just need to show up! Volunteer service Days are excellent, easy ways to help us take care of Wissahickon Valley Park. Be sure to wear sturdy footwear and long pants, and bring a water bottle with

Bins And Brews: Tour + Green Roof Happy Hour Views

4300 Rising Sun Ave 4300 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Explore Burns Recycling and enjoy a happy hour at their upcycled dumpster bar and green roof in good company!Bins & Brews: Tour + Upcycled Rooftop Happy Hour with Views!In an effort to expose our members and followers to more great examples of circularity in the Philadelphia region, we are partnering with Burns Recycling, which recycles construction and demolition material, for a tour and happy hour.Join us on Tuesday, July 23, for an afternoon of learning about Richard S. Burns & Co's impressive systems and operations. Stay and enjoy their unique bar built out of an upcycled dumpster. Then, head up

Summer Camp at McKaig Nature Education Center

mckaig nature education center 889 Croton Road, Wayne, United States

McKaig offers pristine 91-acre woods that are well suited for hands-on nature discovery for this full-day, week-long summer camp. Camps will be led by Riverbend’s skilled educators to guide your campers in nature exploration through hikes, stream-stomping, bug-catching, and so much more. Camps have weekly themes including Mini-Worlds, Messy Science, Water Warriors, and Nature Arts! Check out our website for more info! General Information Ages: 5-10 Dates: July 1-July 26 2024 Group Size and Information: 2 Groups (Ages 5 - 7 and Ages 8-10) Each group will be 10-12 campers with 2 educators Camp Schedule: Monday through Friday: 8:45am -

$450

Wednesday Stewardship with David Bower

Historic Rittenhouse Town 6049 Wissahickon Ave, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Meeting at Historic RittenhouseTown Would you like to be part of keeping Wissahickon Valley Park beautiful and sustainable? Then join long-time steward of the Wissahickon David Bower and his dedicated corps of Crew Leaders and Trail Ambassadors on a variety of stewardship projects! Locations and tasks will vary week to week, and may include trash clean-ups, trail improvements, invasive plant removal, graffiti removal, and general park beautification. David’s many years of experience in the Wissahickon means you’ll learn a lot about the valley while also making a positive impact on it. No experience is needed. We provide gloves, tools and

Riverbend Trailblazers Summer Camp!

Riverbend Environmental Education Center 1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne, PA, United States

Trailblazers is an all new program for older campers ages 11-13 who are looking for a fun and enriching summer experience. During their week at Riverbend, the Trailblazers will practice collaboration, problem solving, and leadership through service projects centered around nature stewardship, environmental education, or animal care. This is a great program for campers of all personalities, experience levels, and backgrounds who are seeking a community of people to learn and engage with. Each week will involve about 15 hours of volunteer service and end in a field trip.

$625
Event Series Plant Health Care

Plant Health Care

Mt Cuba, 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE, 19707, United States

Gardening ecologically requires knowledge of the various pathogenic fungi, bacteria, and viruses that affect native plants and the environmental conditions that lead to infection. Study strategies for prevention and control to implement in your garden. Focus on integrated pest management techniques as well as the identification of both harmful and beneficial organisms. Go home knowing how to control pests in your garden using safe, wildlife-friendly practices. This program takes place in-person at Mt. Cuba Center Wednesdays and Thursdays, 7/24, 7/25, 7/31 & 8/1. About the Instructor: Timothy J. Waller’s major responsibilities are to provide leadership and support for the commercial

$399

Bike Advocacy Training – League of American Bicyclists

Temple University

Overview The League of American Bicyclists’ mission is to build a Bicycle Friendly America for Everyone, improving lives and strengthening communities through bicycling. Our successes to date are thanks in part to the growing bike movement, a network of changemakers leading at the national, state, and local levels. To achieve even more wins for better biking that benefit everyone, we must continue to grow this movement by empowering more people to be capable, confident leaders and advocates in their communities. In support of this goal, the League is thrilled to announce that we have launched a new workshop for people

$100

League of American Bicyclists – League Cycling Advocate Workshop

Philadelphia Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Join your fellow bike advocates for a League-led bike advocacy workshop to help build a Bicycle Friendly America for Everyone!OverviewThe League of American Bicyclists’ mission is to build a Bicycle Friendly America for Everyone, improving lives and strengthening communities through bicycling. Our successes to date are thanks in part to the growing bike movement, a network of changemakers leading at the national, state, and local levels.To achieve even more wins for better biking that benefit everyone, we must continue to grow this movement by empowering more people to be capable, confident leaders and advocates in their communities.In support of this

Event Series Tour the PECO Green Roof

Tour the PECO Green Roof

PECO 2301 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Join PHS on an hour-long tour of the green roof at PECO’s downtown Philadelphia headquarters. At 45,000 square feet, the PECO green roof offers stunning views of the city. It includes an observation deck and an “intensive” area featuring large planters filled with native grasses and perennials such as switchgrass, little bluestem grass, Agastache, and Amsonia. DATE May 22, 2024 TIME 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm COST $10 for PHS Members $15 for Non-Members LOCATION PECO Building 2301 Market St Philadelphia, PA 19103 ACCESSIBILITY The PECO main building is fully ADA-compliant. For more questions on accessibility during the tour please

Discover Mussels, Birds & Networking

The Discovery Center 3401 Reservoir Drive, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Join Green Philly at The Discovery Center to connect with your local watershed and network with sustainability enthusiasts! Dive into a mussel measuring class or take a bird tour of the Strawberry Mansion Reservoir with Audubon Mid-Atlantic. Sign up for your preferred activity upon arrival, so be sure to arrive on time! Introduction to Freshwater Mussels: Get up close with these little cleaners at The Discovery Center. The mussels will be placed throughout the Delaware River Watershed to improve water quality. Bird Tour: Explore the 38-acre Strawberry Mansion Reservoir, a key stop on the Atlantic Flyway for migrating birds, with

$10 – $15

T’ai Chi Chih®: Guided Practice

Mt Cuba 3120 Barley Mill Rd, Hockessin, DE, United States

For those who have completed the introductory level class, guided practice is an ideal way to gain even greater physical and mental health benefits through closer examination and refinement of T’ai Chi Chih’s 20 simple movements. Instruction is very flexible, addressing the needs of individual students while leaving plenty of time for the group to enjoy a shared full practice experience during each session. Comfortable clothing is recommended. This program takes place in person at Mt. Cuba Center Eight Thursdays: 7/11 through 9/5 *No class on Thursday 7/25. About the Instructor: Jessica Lewis, CPT, CNC, is an Accredited T’ai Chi

$132

On-Demand Tree Tenders Virtual Training

Online

Become a neighborhood greening hero! Learn about tree care and planting by participating in a PHS Tree Tenders training. This eight-hour course* will be offered through recorded sessions available until July 31. Workshop topics include tree biology, identification, planting, and proper care. You will be joining one of the nation’s oldest, most respected volunteer urban tree-care programs. Tree Tenders are given the tools to plant and nurture trees in their own neighborhoods. Regionally, there are over 6,200 Tree Tenders from 100 + neighborhoods! Join a group or form your own Tree Tenders group, by attending the training with two neighbors. For

Summer Camp at McKaig Nature Education Center

mckaig nature education center 889 Croton Road, Wayne, United States

McKaig offers pristine 91-acre woods that are well suited for hands-on nature discovery for this full-day, week-long summer camp. Camps will be led by Riverbend’s skilled educators to guide your campers in nature exploration through hikes, stream-stomping, bug-catching, and so much more. Camps have weekly themes including Mini-Worlds, Messy Science, Water Warriors, and Nature Arts! Check out our website for more info! General Information Ages: 5-10 Dates: July 1-July 26 2024 Group Size and Information: 2 Groups (Ages 5 - 7 and Ages 8-10) Each group will be 10-12 campers with 2 educators Camp Schedule: Monday through Friday: 8:45am -

$450

Thursday Stewardship

PA

Location TBD Would you like to be part of keeping Wissahickon Valley Park beautiful and sustainable? Then join us on Thursdays mornings for a variety of stewardship projects! Locations and tasks will vary week to week, and may include trash clean-ups, trail improvements, invasive plant removal, graffiti removal, and general park beautification. No experience is needed. We provide gloves, tools and instruction – you just need to show up! Volunteer service Days are excellent, easy ways to help us take care of Wissahickon Valley Park. Be sure to wear sturdy footwear and long pants, and bring a water bottle with

Riverbend Trailblazers Summer Camp!

Riverbend Environmental Education Center 1950 Spring Mill Road, Gladwyne, PA, United States

Trailblazers is an all new program for older campers ages 11-13 who are looking for a fun and enriching summer experience. During their week at Riverbend, the Trailblazers will practice collaboration, problem solving, and leadership through service projects centered around nature stewardship, environmental education, or animal care. This is a great program for campers of all personalities, experience levels, and backgrounds who are seeking a community of people to learn and engage with. Each week will involve about 15 hours of volunteer service and end in a field trip.

$625
Event Series Native Planters

Native Planters

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education 8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Embark on a rewarding journey as a Volunteer Native Planter, where you’ll connect with like-minded individuals, refine your gardening expertise, and delve into the world of native plants. By tending to the Courtyard Garden and Front Entrance Garden at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, you’ll enhance beauty and biodiversity of this important landscape. Tools are provided, but feel free to bring your own. Remember your waterbottle, to wear sturdy shoes, and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty! Volunteer Native Planters meet every Thursday, April 11 to October 31, from 10am-12pm. Registration recommended to stay connected with weather updates. Walk-ins

Free