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Imagine a Clean Energy Future

Philadelphia Solar Energy Association has launched a contest for students in grades 5 - 12 to Imagine a Clean Energy Future. In order to build a sustainable future, we have to be able to see it. The contest has three categories, and students may enter submissions in 1, 2 or all 3 of the categories: Visual Arts: all visual media accepted: drawings, paintings, collages, etc. Language Arts: 500 words or less essay, poem or other written format Video: 90 seconds or less showing an invention, or other idea to help us build a clean energy future. The contest is open

Free

Interconnected

Awbury Arboretum 6336 Ardleigh St, Philadelphia, PA

Interconnected features artwork by members of local women’s arts group, Artessa Alliance, reflecting each artist’s relationship with the more-than-human world. Some works are based on close observation of nature; others are inspired by natural forms and systems. Many incorporate foraged and natural materials. Through a variety of styles and media, Interconnected is a creative meditation on the web of life.

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The Clay Studio presents Figuring Space

The Clay Studio 1425 N American Street, Philadelphia, PA

The Clay Studio presents Figuring Space, a new exhibition comprised of full-scale, figurative sculptures by 12 leading ceramic artists based in the United States. Each of the artists explores their individual cultural identity and what it means to be human through their figurative sculptures. The powerful figures will serve as a body of evidence to lay bare the issues that permeate American art and social culture. Figuring Space is co-curated by Jennifer Zwilling, Curator and Director of Artistic Programs at The Clay Studio, and Dr. Kelli Morgan, Professor of the Practice and Director of Cultural Studies at Tufts University.

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2023 Delaware Estuary Science and Environmental Summit

Harrah's Resort Atlantic City 777 Harrah's Boulevard, Atlantic City, NJ

The 2023 Summit is a biennial scientific meeting inviting scientists from the Delaware Estuary to share their research.The 2023 Delaware Estuary Science and Environmental Summit is back in person in 2023, in Atlantic City, NJ at Harrah's Resort and Casino! This year's meeting will feature new sessions like DEIJ for Community Leaders and contributions from authors of the 2022 Technical Report for the Estuary and Basin. Invited keynote speakers will include Catrin Einhorn from the New York Times Climate Desk, NOAA's Dr. Phillippe Hensel, and Penn State University's Ray Najjar. The Delaware River Basin Commission’s Advisory Committee on Climate Change

Run with Me

Tacony Creek Park, Philadelphia, PA, United States

Join your neighbors for fun, rejuvenating, and healthy fitness runs on the paved Tacony Creek Park Trail, part of the Circuit Trails Network! Run or ride your bike on the trail with us. Free! Schedule: Run on Tuesdays and Thursdays mornings at 5:15 AM Saturday mornings at 6 AM RSVP for location to tcptrotters@gmail.com or 215-744-1853 All programs follow Philadelphia Covid guidelines.

Britt Wray: Finding Purpose in an Age of Climate Crisis

Connelly Auditorium Dorrance H. Hamilton Building, 1001 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA

During 2022-2023, the Jefferson Humanities Forum hosts multidisciplinary scholars and thinkers to investigate the theme of Repair.Jefferson Humanities Forum presentsFinding Purpose in an Age of Climate CrisisBritt Wray’s fascinating and hopeful new talk demonstrates the emotional and existential effects of living in a warming world—and how we can get through them together. Although anxieties surrounding the climate crisis can cause us to burn out, give up, and question deeply personal decisions like whether to have children, working through these anxieties can unlock a deep capacity to care for and act on climate issues. We need to look at the climate

Basic Flower Arranging

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

Free/ FLOWER ARRANGING Join Bill Kirk of Stein’s Your Florist to learn the basics of flower arrangement.Free/ FLOWER ARRANGING Join Bill Kirk of Stein’s Your Florist to learn the basics of flower arrangement. Bill will both demonstrate and instruct using fresh flowers. Each person will leave with their own arrangement.One Session - January 31st from 6:00pm-8:00pmTacony LAB Class Enrollment and Attendance PolicyThe Tacony LAB’s classes are unique in Philadelphia: we do not charge tuition or any sort of fees for any of our classes. Our classes are popular and often have wait-lists. If you enroll in a class, please commit to

Carex for Every Garden (Online)

Carex are a diverse and versatile, yet underutilized genus of native plants that are overflowing with garden merit. They can fill various niches in landscapes as groundcovers and living mulch, while some can even be used on their own as specimen plants. Traditionally thought of as shade perennials, some Carex species exhibit remarkable tolerance to full sun as well, making them a viable and worthy addition to the garden. Sam Hoadley, manager of horticultural research, shares the top-performing Carex from Mt. Cuba’s Trial Garden and discusses strategies and examples of how to successfully incorporate Carex in home gardens. This program takes

$19

Pepper Pot Women and Black Culinary Entrepreneurship in Philadelphia

The Culinary Literacy Center at Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street, 4th Floor, Philadelphia, PA

Join us as we celebrate Philadelphia's culinary entrepreneurs with a classic dishThanks to the entrepreneurship of colonial Black women, pepper pot soup—a thick stew of beef tripe, vegetables, pepper, and other seasonings—became one of the first street foods in America. Join us for a tasting and discussion between two experts around the significance of the stew in the 19th-century culinary and business landscape. Using the Food Griot's research and Valerie Erwin's culinary expertise, we will discuss how the West African and Caribbean roots of this signature dish have led to different variations and how the entrepreneurial spirit of so-called "Pepper

SBN 2023 Annual Members Meeting

Center for Architecture and Design, 1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19107

Join us at this year’s Annual Members Meeting to celebrate our accomplishments, hear plans for the year ahead, weigh in on the election of new Board Members, and network with local business owners while mingling over breakfast. A thriving impact economy is evolving from possibility to practice, and Greater Philadelphia is a beacon. We are incredibly proud that our community is a driving force at the heart of it. SBN will hold its annual Board elections at the Annual Meeting. The general membership elects Board members annually, while the Board directly elects its officers. We are excited to announce Philadelphia

SuperCellular: Carolyn Healy & John Phillips

Zoom, Online Only

SuperCellular A new site-specific immersive art gallery experience by Carolyn Healy and John JH Phillips January 30 - March 25, 2023 Opening Reception: February 2, 5-7 pm GLASSBORO, NJ—Rowan University Art Gallery is pleased to present SuperCellular, a new collaborative site-specific immersive art gallery experience by Carolyn Healy and John JH Phillips. Debuting on January 30, the exhibition will be on view through March 25, 2023 with an opening reception and artist’s talk on February 2, from 5-7 pm. The talk begins at 5:30 pm. SuperCellular combines sculpture, light, sound, and moving imagery as a reflection of the astonishing and

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Meet the Winds: Online Artist Talk

Join us virtually to learn more about this year's InLiquid Wind Fellows!Please join us virtually on Thursday February 2nd from 6-7:30 PM for a special Pecha Kucha style presentation from this year’s InLiquid Wind Fellows. Pecha Kucha is a presentation format where presenters have 20 slides that they talk about for 20 seconds each - which limits their total time to 6 minutes and 40 seconds. The 2023 Wind Fellow recipients are comprised of ten noteworthy emerging artists from the Philadelphia area:Dara Haskins | Carolina Marin Hernandez | Lisa Jungmin Lee | Kimberly Neff | Magdalena Rieders | Athena Scott

Big Rocks and Big Trees Part 4 with Lisa Myers

Crefeld Street Trailhead Lavender Trail and Crefeld Street, Philadelphia, PA

Crefeld Street Trailhead at Lavender Trail This hike will take us into a quieter area of the park where we will loop through the Lavender and Orange Trails and some connector trails in between. We will see big Birches, Oaks and Tulip trees. Our route will take us along one of the more scenic and interesting tributaries into the Wissahickon where we will cross the creek to examine an interesting rock exposure on the other side. Expect some terrain changes and an obvious creek crossing if it is safe to do so. Please leave dogs and children at home. Service

Get Ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count

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

Learn about our backyard birds and how to participate in the GBBCGet Ready for the Great Backyard Bird Count Saturday, February 4, 10 – 11 AM Bonnie and Phil Witmer, Birders and Members, Delaware Valley Ornithological Club How can you and your family learn about birds and contribute to science? Join in on the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC). The GBBC is a fun and simple annual event (Feb 17–20) that engages bird watchers of all ages in counting birds and submitting sightings. Anyone can contribute, anywhere in the world! This indoor presentation will teach you about our backyard birds

Cobbs Creek Community Water Testing Program

Cobbs Creek Community Environmental Center 700 Cobbs Creek Parkway, Philadelphia, PA

We're inviting you to join our efforts to monitor the quality of water in the Cobbs Creek.Hello Friends, We cordially invite you to join us in our mission to monitor water quality in Cobbs Creek. On the 1st Saturday of every month we collect water samples from the Cobbs Creek, conduct a series of water quality tests, and record the data. We then share the data with the Philadelphia Water Department and the Parks and Rec. We're looking forward to meeting you.

The Global Odyssey of Migratory Birds (Online)

Even as scientists make discoveries about navigational and physiological feats that enable migratory birds to cross immense oceans or fly above the highest mountains, go weeks without sleep or remain in unbroken flight for months, humans have brought many migratory birds to the brink. Based on his bestselling new book “A World on the Wing”, author and researcher Scott Weidensaul takes attendees around the globe — with researchers in the lab probing the limits of what migrating birds can do, to the shores of the Yellow Sea in China, the remote mountains of northeastern India where tribal villages saved the

$25

Meet the Artist: Sarah Peters

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

Join us to meet the artist and learn all about her Botanical Fainting Couch.Meet the Artist: Sarah PetersSaturday, February 4, 1:30 – 2:30 PMThe Botanical Fainting Couch is an award-winning taxonomy-themed sculpture created by artist Sarah Peters and is currently on-view at Jenkins through February 2023. It is made up of the twenty-six letters of the alphabet and each letter has the texture of a different plant identified by its Latin genus (the scientific name). Join us to meet the artist and learn all about her Botanical Fainting Couch and the investigation, experimentation, and innovation that went into its creation.

Right Plant for the Right Place

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

Learn how to incorporate the right native plants into the right garden spacesRight Plant for the Right PlaceSunday, February 5, 1 – 3 PMKaren Miller, Head Horticulturist, Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens Are you a home gardener with questions about selecting the right plants? From woodland edges to dry rocky hillsides, explore various plant communities with plants native to the region. Gain a better understanding of the plants which have evolved within a similar habitat to your garden and learn how to incorporate the right native plants into the right garden spaces, whether you are starting from scratch or modifying an

NW Philly Nature Walks

Wissahickon Environmental Center (Tree House) 300 West Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Bird and nature walks Mondays at 9am at different Parks & Recreation locations in NW Philly.

Climate Positive at Home: Inflation Reduction Act Rebates & Tax Incentives

Palumbo Recreation Center 725 South 10th Street, Philadelphia, PA

The Office of Sustainability (OOS) and the Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA) will present on strategies for climate positivity at home.The Federal Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) offers many financial incentives to be more climate positive and healthy at home. Come learn about opportunities to receive federal rebates and tax incentives for:- Heat pumps- Rooftop solar- Weatherization - Electrical upgrades- Water heaters- Electric vehicles (new and used)- And other win-win strategies for reducing greenhouse gases at home.The discussion will include details on eligibility and timeline, as well as information on programs and other technical resources available at the local level to help

Watershed Friendly Property Practices

Penn State Great Valley: School of Graduate Professional Studies 30 East Swedesford Road, Malvern, PA

You can help protect Pennsylvania’s watershed!Penn State Extension Master Watershed Steward Coordinator for Chester and Delaware Counties, Meagan Hopkins-Doerr, will teach us how to follow a few simple guidelines to manage your property to protect area streams and rivers and share information about how to certify your property. This session will touch on urban properties (renters and people with small lots to no control of outside land) and large property (campuses and municipalities).Learn how to improve and maintain the quality of water resources and habitat for wildlife and pollinators.

Hike with Tree House Staff

Wissahickon Environmental Center (Tree House) 300 West Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Join our EE staff for a nature hike on the local trails. This program is oriented towards adults and families with older children

Naturalist Night

Wissahickon Environmental Center (Tree House) 300 West Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Bring food to share, as well as your knowledge and opinions, as we discuss the nature of the Wissahickon!

Ecological Landscape Design

Ecologically sound landscapes are adapted to local environmental conditions and require fewer inputs to achieve success. Learn how to measure, inventory, and analyze a site; then make a conceptual design and planting plan using the “right plant, right place” approach. Broaden your design perspective, increase biodiversity in the landscape with native plants, decrease lawn, and create habitats that benefit insects, birds, and other fauna. A detailed list of required materials can be found here. It is recommended that students complete the Native Plants of Spring, Summer, and Fall, and Sustainable Landscape Techniques before enrolling in this course. This program takes

$289.00

Breaking the Cycles of Injustice: Cannabis Equity in PA

Pipeline Philadelphia Coworking and Shared Offices 30 South 15th Street, #15th floor, Philadelphia, PA

Come learn about our cannabis equity campaign!All Together Now Pa invites you to attend a free informational and networking event on Thursday February 9, 5:30-7:30PM to learn about our Pot Profits for Pennsylvanians campaign and our upcoming fundraising trip from Pennsylvania to Montgomery, Alabama in April 2023. We are thrilled to welcome guest speakers and cannabis equity advocates, Cherron Perry-Thomas, Omar Goodwin, Kristal Bush and Miguel Willis who will each share their unique perspectives on the future of Adult Use Cannabis in Pennsylvania and the importance of passing an equitable bill.Please RSVP for the February 9th event at Pipeline Philly

Creating Biodiverse Pollinator Gardens: 12th Annual Richard L. James Lecture

online, Online, New York, Online, NY, 10007, United States

The plight of insect pollinators like bees, butterflies, and beetles– not to mention the songbirds that feed upon them– is finally receiving the attention it deserves. As public awareness of these keystone creatures grows, pollinator gardens are becoming more and more popular. But how do you build a biologically diverse pollinator garden in your own yard that fully embraces both science and design? Landscape designer Claudia West has the answers. Coauthor of the critically acclaimed Planting in a Post-Wild World and a leading voice in ecological planting design, Claudia will use her design of The Arboretum at Penn State’s new

Democracy, Democratic Values, and the Recent US Experience

Parkway Central Library 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA

Dr. Mark Thomas will discuss a plan to engage in civil debate in a challenging political climate.From the works of Plato to those of the Founding Fathers, certain traits of a political system are critical to sustaining democracy. By examining instances where democracies have succumbed to authoritarian government, the course explores the key elements of democracy, to include the critical democratic values which serve as democracy's "soft guardrails." These "soft guardrails" rely on the ability of people to discuss political differences in a manner which does not view the outcome as a zero-sum game. After establishing a baseline on the

Why Passive House?

Online, 39658 Mission Boulevard, Fremont, CA 94539, USA., fremont, CA, 94539, American Samoa

You’ve heard the buzz around Passive House, but you’re not sure why all the fuss? Is it really that different? Register for the next Zoom here. Held 2nd Friday of every month at noon. PHN Executive Director Ken Levenson unpacks the logic, the principles, the history and the new frontiers. Find out how Passive House can change the way you think and work with buildings – how you can make radical decarbonization and affordable high-performance a given. Get the low-down, ask questions, and discuss possible next steps.

Pressed Flower Herbarium Workshop

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

Discover the beauty of dried and pressed flowers!Pressed Flower Herbarium Workshop Saturday, February 11, 10 – 11:30 AM Liesl Barkman, Hamilton Fellow, Jenkins Arboretum & Gardens Discover the beauty of dried and pressed flowers through the process of making a glass herbarium from start to finish. Learn how to collect materials, dry flowers, and compose a framed piece of art. Helpful tips will be shared along the way as you create your very own glass herbarium to take home. All materials provided. Members: $30 | Non-Members: $40

2/10 + 2/11 Tintype Portraits at Moon+Arrow

Moon + Arrow 742 S 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Join us at Moon+Arrow for a special Valentine's Day weekend tintype pop-up with Cj! Our favorite photographer is setting up shop in Moon+Arrow again. This historical process is like watching magic, leaving you with a tangible, beautiful photographic heirloom printed on tin. The perfect activity to share with your loved one or a special treat for yourself! These portraits for meant for individuals or couples. Dogs are allowed! When purchasing a ticket, you will receive a single physical 5x7" tintype portrait and a digital copy within a week of the event. Events and workshops are non-refundable.

$160

Shinrin-yoku: Forest Bathing

Shinrin-yoku, or forest bathing, is rooted in the traditional Japanese reverence for the natural world and dedicated to promoting health, happiness, and a sense of awe. Anisa George, a certified forest therapy guide, facilitates a series of interactions with nature that cultivate presence, calm, and profound joy. Discover how to unlock the door to new connections and intimacy with the environment through this guided meditation. Dress for the weather and bring a water bottle and a snack, a light backpack to carry your belongings, and something comfortable to sit on in case of wet ground. This program takes place in-person

$39

Creativi-Tree (All Ages)

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

Explore the hidden treasures of trees through nature and art.Creativi-Tree (All Ages)Sunday, February 12, 10 – 11 AMAmy Mawby, Education Manager, Jenkins Arboretum & GardensExplore the hidden treasures of trees through nature and art. Go on an outdoor walk to observe the seasonal traits of trees - from bark to branches to buds. Turn nature’s inspiration into a masterpiece with an indoor art activity to follow.All ages welcome; most suitable for ages 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.Registration required for children only.Members: $10 | Non-Members: $15

NW Philly Nature Walks

Wissahickon Environmental Center (Tree House) 300 West Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Bird and nature walks Mondays at 9am at different Parks & Recreation locations in NW Philly.

Volunteer – Winter Gardening

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

9:00 – 11:30 am
Bundle up for seasonal garden tending

Forgotten Histories: The Original Brown and Copper-Colored People of the United States

1901 Vine St, 4th floor, Skyline Room & Terrace 1901 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Forgotten Histories: The Original Brown and Copper-Colored People of the United States New presentation delves into the little-known history of the original Indigenous inhabitants of the United States, who were labeled as Negroes and became the first American slaves. Philadelphia, PA – Indigenous Education, is pleased to announce a new presentation titled "Forgotten Histories: The Original Brown and Copper-Colored People of the United States." This presentation tells the story of how the original Indigenous inhabitants of the United States were labeled as Negroes and became the first American slaves, and it explores the conditions that led to

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The Truth About Fast Fashion

The Colonial Theatre 227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA

Join us for an eye-opening event that will illuminate the dishonest, billion dollar fast fashion industry that is polluting our environmentJoin All Together Now Pennsylvania and Phoenixville Area Transition at the Colonial Theatre on February 19th from 1:30-4:30pm for an eye-opening educational event that will illuminate the dishonest, billion dollar fast fashion industry that is polluting our environment and devastating communities around the globe.Attendees will learn about the far reaching impacts of fast fashion through a documentary film (TBA) and discussion panel consisting of slow fashion and textile recycling experts. The panelists will share their knowledge about the industry as

The Truth About Fast Fashion

The Colonial Theatre 227 Bridge Street, Phoenixville, PA

Join us for an eye-opening event that will illuminate the dishonest, billion dollar fast fashion industry that is polluting our environmentJoin All Together Now Pennsylvania and Phoenixville Area Transition at the Colonial Theatre on February 19th from 1:30-4:30pm for an eye-opening educational event that will illuminate the dishonest, billion dollar fast fashion industry that is polluting our environment and devastating communities around the globe.Attendees will learn about the far reaching impacts of fast fashion through a documentary film (TBA) and discussion panel consisting of slow fashion and textile recycling experts. The panelists will share their knowledge about the industry as

NW Philly Nature Walks

Wissahickon Environmental Center (Tree House) 300 West Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Bird and nature walks Mondays at 9am at different Parks & Recreation locations in NW Philly.

Hike with Tree House Staff

Wissahickon Environmental Center (Tree House) 300 West Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Join our EE staff for a nature hike on the local trails. This program is oriented towards adults and families with older children

The C-PACE Program: Is It Right for Your Historic Property?

This program is intended for Commercial and Institutional property owners. Historic Preservation and Sustainability are increasingly intertwined, as property owners seek ways to make their older buildings more energy efficient and economical to operate. Commercial Property-Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) is a financing tool that allows commercial property owners to borrow money for energy efficiency, water conservation, renewable energy projects, indoor air quality (IAQ) and resiliency projects. Come learn more about this program from experts in C-PACE and from property owners who have used it successfully. Tickets: $35 members of GBU or PAGP $50 non-members Panelists: Nancy Gephart, Shift Capital Greg Muller, SSH Real Estate Lisa

The C-PACE Program: Is It Right for Your Historic Property?

This program is intended for Commercial and Institutional property owners. Historic Preservation and Sustainability are increasingly intertwined, as property owners seek ways to make their older buildings more energy efficient and economical to operate. Commercial Property-Assessed Clean Energy (C-PACE) is a financing tool that allows commercial property owners to borrow money for energy efficiency, water conservation, renewable energy projects, indoor air quality (IAQ) and resiliency projects. Come learn more about this program from experts in C-PACE and from property owners who have used it successfully. Tickets: $35 members of Green Build United or Preservation Alliance $50 non-members Panelists: Nancy Gephart, Shift Capital Greg Muller, SSH

Cyclical Adjournment Reception

Join us on February 23 for an artist's reception celebrating "Cyclical Adjournment" featuring Linda Dubin Garfield and Mirjam Seeger! As time marches on and the seasons shift, we inevitably enter a period of longer nights and shorter days. The world pauses in a leaf and frost-covered scene, with greenery fading, making way for rust and ice to flourish. The views laid out within nature’s break allow not only decomposition but a bittersweet rest for the plant-life held beneath the snow, allowing for a calm to encapsulate the land above. But throughout all of this, Mother Nature continues to work without

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Maple Sugaring at Peter Wentz Farmstead

Peter Wentz Farmstead 2030 Shearer Road, Lansdale, PA

Saturday, February 25th and Saturday, March 4th from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm Maple Sugaring Join our farmers as they create maple sugar from trees right here at the Farmstead! Watch as they tap the trees, collect the sap, and create the syrup. Learn about the Indigenous origins of maple sugaring and how the process has continued through to today. Once your mouth starts watering, stop by Philly Waffle Cabin's food truck and enjoy one of their delicious Belgian waffles! Philly Waffle Cabin will be on site from 10:00-3:30 on February 25th, and from 10:00-2:00 on March 4th. This program

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NW Philly Nature Walks

Wissahickon Environmental Center (Tree House) 300 West Northwestern Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Bird and nature walks Mondays at 9am at different Parks & Recreation locations in NW Philly.

Maple Sugaring at Peter Wentz Farmstead

Peter Wentz Farmstead 2030 Shearer Road, Lansdale, PA

Saturday, February 25th and Saturday, March 4th from 10:00 am to 3:30 pm Maple Sugaring Join our farmers as they create maple sugar from trees right here at the Farmstead! Watch as they tap the trees, collect the sap, and create the syrup. Learn about the Indigenous origins of maple sugaring and how the process has continued through to today. Once your mouth starts watering, stop by Philly Waffle Cabin's food truck and enjoy one of their delicious Belgian waffles! Philly Waffle Cabin will be on site from 10:00-3:30 on February 25th, and from 10:00-2:00 on March 4th. This program

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