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Vernick Fish Spotlights Sustainable Farmers with Summer Oyster Series

Vernick Fish 1876 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA

From August 11th to September 3 and in collaboration with beloved farmers Island Creek Oysters (Duxbury, MA), Vernick Fish will serve an oyster tasting featuring a half-dozen oysters with a seasonal beverage pairing by the bar team to complement the briny and sweet spectrum of the east coast’s most celebrated oysters. Under the direction of Vernick Fish Chef de Cuisine, Andrew Parassio, the tasting series will change weekly to feature a different oyster farm recommended by Island Creek, such as Barnstable, Massachusetts, and the Damariscotta River in Maine. Guests who join weekly will experience an educational culinary journey, learning about

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Volunteer – Nurture Nature

Hildacy Preserve, 1031 Palmers Mill Road, Media, PA, 19063, United States

Love nature and want to lend her a helping hand? Grab gloves and join fellow volunteers in nurturing nature at our headquarters preserve. Good fun (and dirt) is guaranteed! Natural Lands cares for more than 23,000 acres and 120 miles of trails, and we couldn’t do it without volunteers like you. Volunteering with Natural Lands is a great way to learn more about the natural world, give your time to a great cause, and connect with enthusiastic, like-minded people. The health and safety of staff and volunteers is our highest priority during this volunteer event. Please review “before you go”

The Black Journey: African-American History Walking Tour of Philadelphia

Independence Visitor Center 599 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

Beyond comparison the most exciting and fact filled 90 minute adventure offered in Philly. Learn about the history of Black Philadelphia.Tour DescriptionMeet your guide (holding "The Black Journey" sign) in front of the Independence Visitor Center, 6th and Market Street, Philadelphia (North East corner of Market Street).Every Saturday and public holidays during the spring, summer, and autumn at 2:00pm. RSVP in advance required.Call 267.702.3479 for more information.Beyond comparison the most exciting and fact filled 90 minute adventure offered in Philly. Learn about the history of Black Philadelphia while soaking in the fullest array of our nation's most important and historical

Parents and Teens Mind& Wellness series: Yoga & Mindfulness for Teens

Our mind & body wellness program series with the Family Practice and Counseling Network (FPCN)  is back! Come rest and revitalize your physical and mental with moments of mindfulness, meditation, and group yoga in the Garden. No registration is required and all abilities are welcome! Participants are encouraged to bring their own yoga mat, as well as a small and large towel (a limited amount of extras are available on-site). Classes will be held outside unless there is extreme heat or rain.

Summer-sational Nights

Stoneleigh: A Natural Garden, 1829 East County Line Road, Villanova, PA, 19085, United States

Pack a picnic and your favorite beverages and head to Stoneleigh for a sunset stroll. The garden unfolds throughout summer and early fall, with colorful blooms, towering trees, and inspiring vistas. Bring a chair or blanket to relax on the Great Lawn.

CineSPEAK presents Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s ‘Memoria’

Gingko Lawn

Join us at Bartram’s Garden for a special outdoor presentation of  Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s film Memoria, with a pre-screening performance by Sunken Cages and DJ Ripley.,presented by CineSpeak. BYO chairs or blanket (seating is first-come, first-served). Refreshments will be available for on-site purchase, but attendees are welcome to bring their own as well. This event is outdoors, rain or shine. If it is rainy (but not stormy), we will relocate the event to a big tented area. Look for updates via email and social media. Event Flow 7pm: Doors open 7:30pm: Pre-screening performance by Sunken Cages and DJ Ripley. 8:00pm: Film

Stars and S’mores

Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education, 8480 Hagy's Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA, 19128, United States

Explore the night sky during the summer’s most spectacular meteor shower, the Perseids. Use a telescope to see the moon and stars up close, locate constellations using star maps, and enjoy s’mores by the campfire.

LGBTQIA+: Guided Stargazing

Fairmount Park Reservoir Drive, Philadelphia, PA

Could you really use a wish right now? Well on 8/12, you don't need to pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars!Could we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars? Could you really use a wish right now? Well on Friday, August 12th, you won't need to pretend! Astrology has a long history/tradition in the LGBTQIA+ community, and astronomy has a long history/tradition in the Jewish community.Come learn the basics of astrology, astronomy, and how they intersect, all set against the backdrop of a brilliant sparkling night sky! Bring warm clothes, glasses

FDR Park Walk and Talk

FDR Park South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

Exciting changes are coming to FDR Park over the next several years as part of the FDR Park Plan. Join us for an approximately 2 hour tour (with many stops) to learn more about how the FDR Park Plan’s two main zones; the Ecological Core and Urban Edge will balance nature, water, and human activity into one unified, climate resilient system. FDR Park Plan Overview from Fairmount Park Conservancy on Vimeo. Can’t make it? Take a virtual tour of the FDR Park Plan here and stay tuned to Fairmount Park Conservancy’s newsletter for more dates announced soon! COVID-19 PROTOCOLS: By registering for this event you are agreeing to follow ALL of

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Germantown Farmers Market

Germantown Farmers Market 5501 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

The Germantown Farmers Market reopened on May 21st, 2022! Visit the market weekly on Saturdays from 10am - 2pm and support local farms, artisan vendors, and food trucks!

Bike Tour of Bartram’s Mile with Urban Riding Basics

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Join us for a slow-paced ride highlighting Bartram’s Bike Trail.  The ride will make a few stops, including a short info session about how to properly wear a helmet, use basic hand signals, and an overview of the trail. You can bring your own bike and helmet or rent a bike and helmet for free at the class.   Various levels of experience are welcome on the tour and no one will be left behind, but participants should have some basic riding knowledge. For those with no biking experience who are seeking to learn how to ride, check out the

Volunteer – Nurture Nature

Bryn Coed Preserve, 1869 Flint Road, Chester Springs, PA, 19425, United States

Love nature and want to lend her a helping hand? Join fellow volunteers in removing invasives, nurturing native plants, or restoring habitat. Projects vary, but good fun (and dirt) is guaranteed! Natural Lands cares for more than 23,000 acres and 120 miles of trails, and we couldn’t do it without volunteers like you. Volunteering with Natural Lands is a great way to learn more about the natural world, give your time to a great cause, and connect with enthusiastic, like-minded people. The health and safety of staff and volunteers is our highest priority during this volunteer event. Please review “before

Volunteer – Care for Nature

Gwynedd Preserve, 640 South Swedesford Road, North Wales, PA, 19002, United States

Love nature and want to lend her a helping hand? Join fellow volunteers in removing invasives, nurturing native plants, or restoring habitat. Projects vary, but good fun (and dirt) is guaranteed! Natural Lands cares for more than 23,000 acres and 120 miles of trails, and we couldn’t do it without volunteers like you. Volunteering with Natural Lands is a great way to learn more about the natural world, give your time to a great cause, and connect with enthusiastic, like-minded people. The health and safety of staff and volunteers is our highest priority during this volunteer event. Please review “before

Volunteer – Creek Care in Philadelphia

Philadelphia, Friends Hospital, 4641 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, 19124, United States

Natural Lands and Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership are teaming up to protect clean water and care for nature at one of our favorite community green spaces in northeast Philadelphia. Join neighbors and fellow volunteers in removing invasive plants, stewarding natural habitat, and cleaning up debris. Good fun (and mud) is guaranteed! Volunteering is a great way to learn more about the natural world, give your time to a great cause, and connect with community. Thank you for giving back! No experience necessary. Instructions, tools, and supplies will be provided, including gloves, snacks, and water. You are welcome to bring long-handled loppers

Friends Hospital Maintenance Day!

4641 Roosevelt Blvd, 4641 Roosevelt Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, 19124, United States

Join Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership to protect clean water and care for nature at one of our favorite community green spaces in northeast Philadelphia. Join neighbors and fellow volunteers in removing invasive plants, stewarding natural habitats, and cleaning up debris. Good fun (and mud) is guaranteed! Volunteering is a great way to learn more about the natural world, give your time to a great cause, and connect with the community. Thank you for giving back. No experience is necessary. Instructions, tools, and supplies will be provided, including gloves, snacks, and water. Please bring a refillable water bottle with you. Location: 4641

Devil’s Pool Clean-Up

Valley Green Inn Valley Green Road, Philadelphia

Devil’s Pool is one of the most beautiful locations in the park, and also one of the most popular. The high use of this spot often means an excess of litter left behind that pollutes our waterways. Come out and help us keep this special place clean! 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

VU PHL & Two August Events!

Philly Reclaim 5200 Unruh Ave, Section J, Philadelphia, PA

We're helping our first ever partner at Philly Reclaim clean up before they close & saying hello to a new partner at Brewerytown Garden!***This month we have two volunteering opportunities on the same day but at DIFFERENT TIMES in DIFFERENT LOCATIONS, please look closely when registering!Happy August everyone! We have bittersweet news, we're volunteering with our first ever VU PHL partner this month at Philadelphia Community Corps! Unfortunately, it's for a sad reason. PCC / Philly Reclaim is closing down and everything in their warehouse must go. They need our help to clean. Over the years PCC has provided career

Walk with Me

Whitaker Ave and Loudon St, Philadelphia PA 19120, Whitaker Ave and Loudon St, Philadelphia, PA, 19120, United States

Let’s take a healthy stroll in the park together! Join your neighbors every Saturday morning for a healthy and empowering stroll on the Tacony Creek Park trail. On Saturdays, we meet from 9:30am–10:30am near Tacony Creek Park. All are welcome to join us for this free walking group. The trail is a paved, fairly flat Circuit Trail; all ages and abilities are encouraged to join us. Please bring a face mask and keep six feet away from other attendees. Attendees can walk in to participate or email doryan@ttfwatershed.org.

Archaeological Tour of Bartram’s Garden

What can archaeology tell us about the history of botany and gardening? Join graduate student and archaeologist Ally Mitchem and Curator Joel Fry for a tour of Bartram’s Garden where we explore this question. On this tour, Ally will discuss some of the archaeology that has been carried out at the garden, and what those investigations revealed about the garden as a natural, technological, and scientific space in the 18th and 19th centuries.   This tour is for lovers of horticulture, nature, travel, and archaeology and anyone who wants to spend a morning outdoors at this historic garden! Meet at

Herb’an Medicine: Create Your Own Tea Blend

FarmerJawn Greenery 6730 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Calling all Tea Lovers! Learn to make your own tea blends with FarmerJawn Greenery! Calling all tea lovers! Join us this weekend for an awesome hands-on workshop. We'll be discussing the benefits of drinking tea, medicinal herbs, and how to make your own tea blends at home. We will also discuss proper methods of storing and preparing loose leaf tea. During this class you’ll be enjoying some of our very own Viva Leaf Tea Co. tea blends! Come on down and get your tea on with FarmerJawn Greenery! Led by Tiana Williams (she/her), FarmerJawn Greenery Retail Horticulturist

Revival Walk: Back in the Day

Tabor Rd and Olney Ave Gateway, 19120, Tabor Rd and Olney Ave, Philadelphia, PA, 19120, United States

The Olney Culture Lab presents the Revival Walks in Tacony Creek Park, hosted by Storyteller Mama Carla and featuring special guest artists. Originally created by dance artist / activist Lela Aisha Jones during the height of the pandemic, the Revival Walks brought healing, solace and joy to participants, as facilitators lifted up Afro-centric practices in order to rebalance our relationship to the natural world. Join us on the second Saturday of the month (from June through October) for a journey through Tacony Creek Park in the Olney neighborhood of Philadelphia where we will honor the sun, wind, trees, birds and

Preserving Local Abundance: Preventing Food Waste through Fermentation

Hansberry Garden and Nature Center 5150 Wayne Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Preserving Local Abundance: Preventing Food Waste through Fermentation with April McGregerAfter working all season in the garden, we want to make the most of our harvests and prevent anything from going to waste. In this class, local food preservation expert April McGreger will show us how to use one of the world's oldest and simplest methods of preserving foods, lactic-acid fermentation, to turn our abundance into fermented pickles and salads that will last for many months. We will utilize a small batch method of fermenting by the pint or quart, which requires no special equipment and makes this the perfect

Saturday Free Boating

Dock & Community Boathouse, Bartram's Garden, 5400 Lindbergh Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA, 19143-6128, United States

Join us for free kayaking and rowboating on the Tidal Schuylkill River! No pre-registration or experience necessary. Suitable for all ages and beginners. Equipment, life jackets, and basic instruction provided–first come, first served. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

Home and Garden Tour

Stoneleigh: A Natural Garden, 1829 East County Line Road, Villanova, PA, 19085, United States

Dazzling displays of native plants, ancient trees, landscape designs by the Olmsted Brothers, and myriad habitats are highlighted on this guided exploration of Stoneleigh. The spectacular Tudor Revival Main House—which is usually only open for special events—is also included in the tour, so don’t miss this opportunity for a peek inside the former home of three prominent Main Line families.

Phoenixville Vegfest!

Reeves Park 148 3rd Avenue, Phoenixville, PA

Vegan food and merch festival with live music and vendors. Music, moon bounce and more!Phoenixville VegFest is a vegan food and merch festival with live music and vendors. The sixth annual VegFest will take place on August 2022 from 12pm – 5pm at Reeves Park in Phoenixville, PA. Reeves Park is located between 2nd and 3rd ave and between Main and Starr st. The street address is 401 Main st. Phoenixville, PA 19460.This event benefits Peace Advocacy Network (PAN). Information about PAN's mission and programs can be found at http://www.peaceadvocacynetwork.org/

SWWAG Workshop: GMO Exposed

Queens Gardens, 54th & Westminster Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19139

A breakdown of what GMO means and what it means for our community.

Food Beneath Our Feet: Foraging Tours in Fairmount Park

Woodford Mansion 2300 N. 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA

Join Fairmount Park Conservancy for “Food Beneath Our Feet in Fairmount Park” tours with expert forager and naturalist Lynn Landes and Lady Danni Morinich. Lynn is the founder of The Wild Foodies of Philly, a 6000+ member educational foraging meetup since 2010. This will be the second in a 3-part series in Fairmount Park, with the last one scheduled for October 2 (location to be determined). On these tours you will learn about the wonderful world of wild plants and their “uses” for food, fiber, and medicine. Wild edible plants and animals are the only truly sustainable food source, in

Volunteer – Nurture Nature

ChesLen Preserve, 1199 Cannery Road, Coatesville, PA, 19320, United States

Love nature and want to lend her a helping hand? Join fellow volunteers in removing invasives, nurturing native plants, or restoring habitat. Projects vary, but good fun (and dirt) is guaranteed! Natural Lands cares for more than 23,000 acres and 120 miles of trails, and we couldn’t do it without volunteers like you. Volunteering with Natural Lands is a great way to learn more about the natural world, give your time to a great cause, and connect with enthusiastic, like-minded people. The health and safety of staff and volunteers is our highest priority during this volunteer event. Please review “before

Art Gathering: Botanical Illustration

Coach House, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, PA, 19143

Practice the time-honored tradition of botanical illustration within the historically significant setting of Bartram’s Garden. Working from live specimens, participants will have a chance to closely observe and recreate the structures that make each plant unique. Materials will be provided, or bring your own to share with the group.   Learn more about this workshop’s instructor, Heather Rinehart.

Weavers Way Plastic Reduction Task Force Meeting

Meet with the Co-op's Plastic Reduction Task Force to discuss ongoing and new projects to reduce single use plastics at the Co-op! The meeting will be virtual. Please email if interested. Note that if this date doesn't work for you, a Recap Meeting will be held on Wednesday, August 17 from 12:00 - 12:45. Organizer Email: outreach@weaversway.coop

Sisterly Love Collective x Speaking Broadly

The Story Factory PHL 1600 North 5th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Zine launch cocktail party with a dozen award-winning chefs, culinary pop-up shop, hosted by Dana Cowin and Sisterly Love Collective.Sisterly Love and Dana Cowin, host of Speaking Broadly podcast and former editor of Food & Wine, invite you to celebrate the launch of Speaking Broadly zine, amplifying women at the intersection of creativity, sustainability, and food. From 4pm we'll get a taste of Speaking Broadly with two intimate panel discussions from Dana and special guests TBA. Check out our can't miss Sisterly Love curated pop-up shop and cool off with Philly's fabulous food community.At 5:30pm we'll drop the beat on

Preserving Summer!

PHS Pop Up Garden 106 Jamestown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Learn the basics of canning, pickling, and seed saving so you can enjoy your summer garden all year round!Make your summer garden last all year long by preserving its bounty. We'll be joined by our Gardens Team for this special workshop where we will cover the basics of pickling, canning, seed saving, and more! We'll even send you home with some of our favorite summertime treats. Registration is required.Registration closes at noon on Thursday, 8/11 or prior if the class sells out. If you would like to attend after registration has closed, please send an email to kkapoano@pennhort.org and we’ll

Volunteer – Summer Gardening

Stoneleigh: A Natural Garden, 1829 East County Line Road, Villanova, PA, 19085, United States

Did you know more than 40,000 plants thrive at Stoneleigh: a natural garden? Grab gloves and join staff and fellow volunteers in weeding, planting, mulching, and other seasonal garden projects. Volunteering with Natural Lands is a great way to learn more about the natural world, give your time to a great cause, and connect with like-minded people. The health and safety of staff and volunteers is our highest priority during this volunteer event. Please review “before you go” details. Capacity is limited for this small-group event, and pre-registration is required. If you sign-up, please show-up. If you need to cancel, please let

FABSCRAP PHL Volunteer Session: Tuesday, August 16, AM session

BOK 1901 S Ninth St., Unit 601A, Philadelphia, PA

FABSCRAP needs your help to save designer textiles from landfills! It's easy to learn, fun to do, and a safe way to help out.FABSCRAP Philly needs your help to save designer textiles from landfill! Volunteers will sort through fabric samples and swatches, separating fabric from paper headers and folding large, usable fabric to be saved for reuse.FABSCRAP Philly is committed to keeping our volunteers, community, and team safe:Masks are required to enter the FABSCRAP warehouse.Volunteer stations are spaced at least 6 feet apartCleaning and sanitizing of volunteer stations and frequently touched surfaces will take place between all volunteer sessionsThe FABSCRAP

Haverford Lenape Nation of PA Treaty Signing

Haverford College Arboretum 370 Lancaster Avenue, Haverford, PA

Haverford College invites you to join us as we sign the Treaty of Renewed Friendship with The Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania.Building on years of collaboration with faculty members, the library, and the CPGC, Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania invited the College to host an event as part of the nonprofit organization’s 2022 Rising Nation River Journey, at Founders Hall. The event is open to the public and offers an opportunity to learn more about The Treaty of Renewed Friendship. The gathering brings together organizations and individuals committed to supporting Indigenous peoples and good stewardship of the environment. It is one step

Empanadas with Jezabel Careaga

Central Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia: Culinary Literacy Center 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA

Take a culinary journey to Northwest Argentina with Jezabel Careaga!Join Jezabel for an intimate, hands-on empanada class to learn how to prepare one of her favorite signature empanadas: Leek & Cheese!Come and learn all the secrets of Northwest Argentine empanadas and spices. Learn to fill and crimp your empanadas. While the empanadas bake, we will prepare a salad to enjoy with our warm empanadas.This class is vegetarian friendly, with vegan options available. Please notify us in advance with any dietary restrictions.All proceeds from ticket sales go towards supporting the Culinary Literacy's Center programs for youth, neighborhood engagement, and English language

Volunteer – Summer Gardening

Stoneleigh: A Natural Garden, 1829 East County Line Road, Villanova, PA, 19085, United States

Did you know more than 40,000 plants thrive at Stoneleigh: a natural garden? Grab gloves and join staff and fellow volunteers in weeding, planting, mulching, and other seasonal garden projects. Volunteering with Natural Lands is a great way to learn more about the natural world, give your time to a great cause, and connect with like-minded people. The health and safety of staff and volunteers is our highest priority during this volunteer event. Please review “before you go” details. Capacity is limited for this small-group event, and pre-registration is required. If you sign-up, please show-up. If you need to cancel, please let

WHYY Little Library Story Time

I Street & Ramona Avenue, I Street and Ramona Ave., Philadelphia, PA, 19124, United States

Join WHYY in Tacony Creek Park for Story Time by the Little Library – Free! Plus hands-on art, literacy activities, and book giveaways! For more information or to register for this free program, contact Colleen Slotman at 215.928.2459 or cslotman@whyy.org

Splish Splash

Stroud Preserve, 454 North Creek Road, West Chester, PA, 19382, United States

Come out and splash in the Brandywine Creek! Squish in the mud, swish your toes in the water, and splash your friends. Kids and adults are invited to play in the stream, relax, and enjoy the last days of summer.

Interweave Bead Fest

Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square, 25 South Queen Street, Lancaster, PA, 17603, United States

Bead Fest is back! After a pandemic hiatus, the nation’s largest bead and jewelry show is returning August 17-20, 2022, at the Lancaster County Convention Center. Bead Fest will feature the educational workshops and unique bead show shopping you’ve come to expect, along with entertaining new events. It’s going to be a great place for the beading and jewelry community to meet up, celebrate 20 years of Bead Fest, and shop with 125+ vendors. Choose from 115+ workshops with your favorite instructors and techniques including bead weaving, metalsmithing, kumihimo, metal clay, polymer, and more. A special, new Getting Started series

Sankofa Farm Stand at Bartram’s Village

Bartram’s Village, 54th & Lindbergh Blvd, Philadelphia, 19143

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 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!  

Insect Walk: Let’s Reflect on Insects

Stoneleigh: A Natural Garden, 1829 East County Line Road, Villanova, PA, 19085, United States

Insects are everywhere; all it takes is a watchful eye and an open mind to see just how incredible they are. Since Stoneleigh opened as a public garden, it has become essential habitat for insects of all sorts, and we continue to develop and diversify the property to make it even more hospitable to these all-important creatures. Join horticulturist and naturalist Sam Nestory on a walk through the garden in search of some of the fantastic insects that call Stoneleigh home. Learn about insect diets and lifecycles, how important they are to our ecosystems, and how you can support them

Pennsylvania’s Changing Climate

Learn about climate change science and trends in PAPennsylvania's Changing ClimateThursday, August 18, 7:00 – 8:30 pmPresented by Kyle Imhoff, PA State ClimatologistJoin Kyle Imhoff to explore Pennsylvania's observed historical trends in weather patterns and extreme events, as well as future projections of the changing climate's impacts on the state and region. This talk will also provide a brief overview of climate change science from a global perspective and discussion of science communication - from successes and failures to public perceptions of climate change.Free of charge; registration is required. Sponsored by Jenkins + Tredyffrin Library's Arbo-READ-um partnership.This lecture is also

The Wissahickon in August with Andi Wingert, Debbie Hoellein and Jim McClory

Cedars House 200 W Northwestern Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Meet at Cedars House Join Andi, Debbie, and Jim as we explore the park in August. We will hike about 3.5 miles and take note of how the flora and fauna changes during summer’s last full month. We’ll also visit some sites of historical interest. There are some strenuous climbs and rocky ascents and descents. Children 12 years of age and older are welcome when accompanied by an adult, but no dogs other than service animals, please. Distance: 3.5 Miles Level: Difficult (many inclines and declines, uneven surfaces) Audience: Adults and children 12 and over Registration is required for all

Yoga at Glen Foerd

Glen Foerd 5001 Grant Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Join us for yoga on the grounds at Glen Foerd, taught by Glen Foerd’s Arts and Culture Program Manager and Certified Yoga Teacher, KristinaJoin us for yoga on the grounds at Glen Foerd, taught by Glen Foerd’s Arts and Culture Program Manager and Certified Yoga Teacher, Kristina Murray. This class roots students in yoga asana poses and emphasizes aligning movement with breath. We will focus on embodying a variety of postures that increase strength, flexibility, mobility and balance. This class is open to students of all skill levels. Linger after class and explore our beautiful park and museum. Bring your

Summer-sational Nights

Stoneleigh: A Natural Garden, 1829 East County Line Road, Villanova, PA, 19085, United States

Pack a picnic and your favorite beverages and head to Stoneleigh for a sunset stroll. The garden unfolds throughout summer and early fall, with colorful blooms, towering trees, and inspiring vistas. Bring a chair or blanket to relax on the Great Lawn.

Paddle the Lakes! Guided Kayak Tour of FDR Park

FDR Park Boathouse 1500 Pattison Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Did you know that FDR is the only park with publicly accessible lakes and an active boating program? Come see for yourself by joining our guided kayak tour of the three connected bodies of water: Pattison Lagoon, Edgewood Lake, and Hollander Creek. Kayaking on the flat waters of “The Lakes” is a serene, yet exciting experience. Moving calmly through the water lets you closely observe an array of wildlife, especially the variety of bird species. An always great sight is the great blue heron who has made the rowboats in the middle of the lake its preferred park perch! Tour

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Germantown Farmers Market

Germantown Farmers Market 5501 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

The Germantown Farmers Market reopened on May 21st, 2022! Visit the market weekly on Saturdays from 10am - 2pm and support local farms, artisan vendors, and food trucks!

7th Annual Clay Fest 2022

The Clay Studio 1425 N American Street, Philadelphia, PA

Celebrate clay and community with a fun day of muddy festivities in our new home in South Kensington! Join us for hands-on activities for all ages, wheel throwing demos, a group sculpture extravaganza, artist projects, an ice cream social, screen printing totes, and music! LOCATION: 1425 N. American St, Phila 19122 across from the Crane Arts Building. Sponsored by PNC Arts Alive. ALL-DAY ACTIVITIES 12 PM - 4 PM 12 PM - 4 PM: Guest Artist Project with Ibrahim Said Learn about Islamic patterning from featured artist Ibrahim Said. 12 PM - 4 PM: Guest Artist Project with George Rodriguez Leave your

Walk with Me

Whitaker Ave and Loudon St, Philadelphia PA 19120, Whitaker Ave and Loudon St, Philadelphia, PA, 19120, United States

Let’s take a healthy stroll in the park together! Join your neighbors every Saturday morning for a healthy and empowering stroll on the Tacony Creek Park trail. On Saturdays, we meet from 9:30am–10:30am near Tacony Creek Park. All are welcome to join us for this free walking group. The trail is a paved, fairly flat Circuit Trail; all ages and abilities are encouraged to join us. Please bring a face mask and keep six feet away from other attendees. Attendees can walk in to participate or email doryan@ttfwatershed.org.

Trees to See Walk

Stoneleigh: A Natural Garden, 1829 East County Line Road, Villanova, PA, 19085, United States

From whispering hemlocks to weeping katsura, Stoneleigh boasts a trove of treasured trees. In fact, Stoneleigh is home to eight trees that are among the 10 largest of their respective species in the state, including one state champion. Join Natural Lands staff on a walking tour to learn about the history and horticulture of the garden’s big trees.

Creek Nature Series: “Creek Study Part 2”

332 Tookany Creek Parkway , Cheltenham Township, PA 19012, 332 Tookany Creek Parkway, Cheltenham, PA, 19012, United States

Depending on how calm or wild the Creek is that day we will either explore the physical and chemical characteristics of the Tookany Creek or collect and evaluate the organisms that live in the water. These can show us the general health of the Creek. You must wear boots, old sneakers, or water shoes if you want to go into the Creek. Or you can stand on the bank and participate from there. For ages 6 through adult. Meet in the parking lot at the Central Ave. end of the Parkway. Join environmental educator Judith Gratz as she explores a

Crop Swap & Seed Exchange

Market Square Market Square, Philadelphia, PA

Share what you have an take something home!This will be our first crop swap. Think of it as an old fashioned trading post, but informal. We will have tables and coolers for the items, and folks can take whatever they'd like. If you've been to one of our other swaps (for clothing, household items, and so on) it will be the same style of event. Abundance not scarcity. If you're part of a community garden, consider letting other gardeners know they can bring their excess harvests here, if they won't be able to use them! This event is at THE

FABSCRAP PHL Volunteer Session: Saturday, August 20, PM session

BOK 1901 S Ninth St., Unit 601A, Philadelphia, PA

FABSCRAP needs your help to save designer textiles from landfills! It's easy to learn, fun to do, and a safe way to help out.FABSCRAP Philly needs your help to save designer textiles from landfill! Volunteers will sort through fabric samples and swatches, separating fabric from paper headers and folding large, usable fabric to be saved for reuse.FABSCRAP Philly is committed to keeping our volunteers, community, and team safe:Masks are required to enter the FABSCRAP warehouse.Volunteer stations are spaced at least 6 feet apartCleaning and sanitizing of volunteer stations and frequently touched surfaces will take place between all volunteer sessionsThe FABSCRAP

Kayak Tour

Glen Foerd 5001 Grant Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Come join us at Glen Foerd this summer as we explore the beautiful Delaware River by kayak.Looking for a new adventure? Come join us at Glen Foerd this summer as we explore the beautiful Delaware River by kayak. Kayak excursions will be led by professionally certified guides and are appropriate for all levels of experience. The tour will include an introduction to the basics of paddling and an overview of safety protocols. Our exploration will be in tandem kayaks, so grab a buddy and come join us! Cost: $70/$60 members per kayak* Requirements: All participants must have a signed waiver

Daytime Dates: D.I.Y. Herb Infused Cooking Oil

Bring your someone special to The Greenery this weekend and learn to make Herb Infused Cooking Oil! Are you looking for a fun, creative and relaxing outing for Date Night?! FarmerJawn Greenery has got you covered. This weekend at The Greenery we’ll be dipping into the world of Culinary Arts and the relationship between agriculture. We’ll walk you through a hands-on demonstration, where you’ll be making your very own infused cooking oil with our farm-fresh herbs and get to take home a sample as well! Don’t miss out on this awesome chance to get a taste of FarmerJawn and a

Cannabis Farm Tour and P3 Campaign Launch at Wild Fox Farm

Wild Fox Farm 5015 Longview Ln, Barto, PA

Join us on August 21st for a tour of Wild Fox Farm’s Cannabis crop and processing facility, a farm-to-plate dinner and the launch of our P3 (Pot Profits for Pennsylvanians) campaign! Farm Dinner Menu (included in price of ticket) Grilled Wild Fox Farm pasture-raised pork sausages Wild Fox Farm field salad Wild Fox Farm grown Cherry tomato salad Wild Fox Farm roasted potatoes Apple Ridge Farm baked goods made from Wild Fox organic flour Wild Fox Provisions Hemp Tea Schaylor Brewing Co. Hemp beer Locally distilled cocktails, Wild Fox CBD products and farm stand produce will be available for purchase.

Stories of FDR: A Nature-Writing Summer Camp

FDR Park South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA

Calling all 5th–7th graders! Join us for a nature-writing camp in Philadelphia's historic FDR Park!In "Stories of FDR,” rising 5th–7th graders will spend the week creating writing inspired by the nature and history of FDR Park. Campers will explore the significance of this land using a range of different nature-writing genres, spanning from haiku to futuristic fiction. Together, instructors and campers will write stories about the land’s transformation and how they contribute to the landscape of nature.If the cost of attendance poses a financial barrier to you, we have full and partial scholarships available! Email info@cosmicwriters.org to ask about scholarships.

Woodlands Orchard Work Day

POP Learning Orchard at The Woodlands 4000 Woodland Ave Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States

Join Philadelphia Orchard Project for an orchard volunteer work day.

Propagation Station

PHS Pop Up Garden 106 Jamestown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Learn various techniques for how to propagate your favorite house plants.Interested in learning how to create new plants out of the ones you already have? In this class, we’ll review all the necessary steps to properly propagate indoor plants and introduce you to the best way to cut various types of plants (fiddle leaf figs, monsteras, succulents, and more), which vessels to place them in, and how to transition the cutting from water to soil. You’ll go home with 4 new cuttings to help turn your home into the plant jungle you've been wishing for! Registration is required.Registration closes at

RESCHEDULED: Delaware River Cleanup @ Frankford Boat Launch

Frankford Boat Launch 5501 Tacony Street, Philadelphia, PA

Updated date! Please join us for this rescheduled summer cleanup of the Delaware River!This cleanup has been rescheduled for 8/23 (previously 7/21, postponed due to heat emergency in Philadelphia). Please join us for this summer cleanup event! Please join United By Blue for a fun-filled Community Cleanup Event by volunteering to clean up your local waterway. The focus of the day will be cleaning up litter and debris from the shoreline of Philadelphia's own Delaware River. This could include the removal of items as large as tires and abandoned household furniture to as small as pesky microplastics and ever-abundant snack

FABSCRAP PHL Volunteer Session: Wednesday, August 24, AM session

BOK 1901 S Ninth St., Unit 601A, Philadelphia, PA

FABSCRAP needs your help to save designer textiles from landfills! It's easy to learn, fun to do, and a safe way to help out.FABSCRAP Philly needs your help to save designer textiles from landfill! Volunteers will sort through fabric samples and swatches, separating fabric from paper headers and folding large, usable fabric to be saved for reuse.FABSCRAP Philly is committed to keeping our volunteers, community, and team safe:Masks are required to enter the FABSCRAP warehouse.Volunteer stations are spaced at least 6 feet apartCleaning and sanitizing of volunteer stations and frequently touched surfaces will take place between all volunteer sessionsThe FABSCRAP

Native Seed Collection

Chanticleer, a pleasure garden 786 Church Road, Wayne, PA

Learn which plants you can collect seed from, the best timing and seed treatment after collection, and more.Collecting seeds from native plants in your garden is an ecologically friendly gardening practice that is also an inexpensive way of replicating plants in your garden. Learn which plants you can collect seed from, the best timing and seed treatment after collection, and more. During this walk, Chanticleer Horticulturist Przemek Walczak will discuss his favorite native plants to propagate and students will have an opportunity to try their hand at seed collection. Instructor BioPrzemek Walczak has been a Chanticleer Horticulturist since 1996. Over

Art & Mindfulness Workshop (8/24)

Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens 631 Berwyn Baptist Road, Devon, PA

Dabble in multimedia in an inspiring outdoor setting!Art & Mindfulness WorkshopWednesdays, August 24, 6:00 – 7:30 pm*Workshops also scheduled for: July 20, 27 August 3, 10 and 17Presented by Nicola Loughlin, Owner and Artist, Entwined-ActionCreatively unwind through art with this Art & Mindfulness Workshop! Join Nicola Loughlin to explore different techniques and processes through a range of inspirational & fun concepts. From felt tip and ink to clay and watercolor, there’s always something new to try amid the tranquil surroundings at Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens. Learn techniques that last far beyond the program and give you a creative outlet that