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Sankofa Farm Stand at Clark Park Farmer’s Market

Clark Park, 4300-4398 Baltimore Avenue, Philadelphia, 19104

Come purchase fresh, chemical-free inspirited local produce straight from Sankofa Community Farm every 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!  

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.

Free Community Photo Day

Upper Meadow Picnic Area

Need graduation portraits? An updated family photo? How about a photo with your pup? Professional photography should be accessible for everyone. ‘ Join us at the free community photo day for a mini photo shoot of your choice. You will receive a couple of prints of your photos and have the option of digital files emailed to you upon request. Dress in your Sunday best, bring your cap and gown, or come as you are, and we will capture your special moment. Pets are welcome! Enjoy light refreshments from Starbucks and even pick up fresh produce, courtesy of Sharing Greens

Meet Your Creek!

Conklin Swimming Pool, 15 Church Rd, Elkins Park, PA, 19027, United States

Where: Charles D. Conklin Pool and Recreation Area (15 Church Rd, Elkins Park, PA 19027) When: Tuesday, July 19th from 2pm – 5pm & Saturday, August 6th from 12pm – 3pm Did you know the creek that flows through the Conklin Pool doesn’t have a name? We will be at the Conklin Pool for two days working with local artist Rebecca Schultz to gather name suggestions for the restored creek that flows through Conklin. From there, we will work to select a winner and submit the name to the US Board on Geographic Names. Stop by and visit our table on one of these days

Family Trail Time and Kids Run

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 Tuesday and Thursday mornings between 5 AM and 7:30 AM based on the preferences of participants. Saturday mornings between 7:30 AM – 9 AM. Family Trail Time and Kids Run: Saturdays at 4pm RSVP for location to tcptrotters@gmail.com or 215-744-1853 All programs follow Philadelphia Covid guidelines.

Infused Oils & Vinegars

The Navy Yard - Central Green Rouse Blvd., Philadelphia, PA

Sustainable living practices for the modern urbanite.Infused Oils & VinegarsMake your own high end infused oil or vinegar with us. Oil and vinegar are pantry staples that can be infused with herbs, fruit, flowers, and spices. They make great gifts that can be stored for marinades, soups, and a wide variety of cooking uses. These infusions can be stored long term. This class will focus on using dried herbs and fresh fruits. Navy Yard x Black Girls with Green ThumbsMonthly Education SeriesMany people are fascinated by sustainable living practices yet feel it may be too large a fit. This series

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

How sustainable & equitable businesses go hand-in-hand

Zoom, Online Only

Small businesses are vital to the local economy and a sustainable future. How are businesses practicing sustainability in practical and less “traditional” ways? Approaching businesses from both a sustainability and equity lens will help strengthen the local ecosystem and create a cleaner city.   Join us for this fireside chat with SBN’s Executive Director, Devi Ramkissoon, to discuss her role and how Philadelphia can become a more sustainable, equitable and small business-friendly city.    About the Speaker: Devi Ramkissoon, Executive Director, Sustainable Business Network Devi Ramkissoon comes to SBN with 15+ years of experience in international development, specializing in working with

Denim Repair with Janell Wysock

Join the mending movement, by learning how to mend your favorite jeans with textile artist and designer, Janell Wysock!This workshop is a part of Fibershed's 2022 Mending Challenge Series. (Haven't signed up for our challenge? Signup here!)Dedicated to keeping waste at a minimum and the concept to use what we have, artist and designer Janell Wysock, is focused on repairing and making clothes functional. Janell produces a line of sweaters, dresses, shawls, and outerwear accessories as well as installation art. She is passionate about not creating waste so in tandem with what she produces she revels in the beauty of

Pressed Flowers

PHS Pop Up Garden 106 Jamestown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA

Learn all about the age-old art of pressing and preserving flowers.In this workshop, you will learn all about the age-old art of pressing and preserving flowers. We'll cover foliage selection, pressing techniques, and how to arrange and design your own work bundled with composition and style. All materials will be provided. Registration is required.Registration closes at noon on Thursday 8/4, 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 check to see if we can accommodate you. If you need to cancel, please make

FOW’s Free Ice Cream Social!

We scream for ice cream! Cool off with a cone at FOW’s 15th Annual Ice Cream Social. Spend an afternoon of free ice cream and sorbet from Bredenbeck’s in Chestnut Hill along with activities for the whole family with FOW staff & partners—plus free admission from our partners at Woodmere to the Woodmere Art Museum! Location: Woodmere Art Museum (9201 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19118)    

Meet the Makers: Hops with 2SP

Drexel Gateway Garden 3200 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA

PHS presents, 'Meet the Makers,' a series where you'll meet and get to know local brewers and taste through your favorite beer and cider.2SP will be in the garden to talk all things hops! Learn all about the plant that gives beer so much character and taste through some of 2SP's hoppiest brews!Beer will be available for purchase to be enjoyed at the Garden or to be taken to go. Must be 21+ to attend.

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

Build a Viable Business with NextFab’s Artisan Accelerator Info Session

Apply to the Artisan Accelerator program, an online 8-week experience that gives artisans and entrepreneurs the essential tools and support.The NextFab makerspace has historically been the place where makers and creatives can build tangible products, providing the physical resources and tools to go from making to selling. Now, we're going a step further with our NextFab Artisan Accelerator, an 8-week experience that gives entrepreneurs the essential tools, support, and structure to focus on the things that matter to build viable businesses. This program is designed specifically to help artisan entrepreneurs craft profitable business models, reach new customers, and build sustainable

IRL Queer Speed Dating

The Oval 2451 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA

Come out to The Oval XP on August 11th from 6pm to 10pm for IRL Queer Speed Dating. This is our 6th iteration of speed dating but our first exclusively-queer event. Anybody 21+ who identifies LGBTQIA+ is welcome to attend. This event is free to attend. 21+ pay as you go beer garden

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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!  

FarmerJawn’s Fruits of Summer Party!!

Farmer Jawn Elkins Park 1813 Beech Ave, Elkins Park

Cucumbers, Watermelon, Tomatoes, Oh MY!! Its that time of the summer to celebrate all of the fruits the summer has to offer. All the fruits of the season are prime for picking and preparing fresh bites on the farm! Come dressed in your brightest colors and prepare to eat a plethora of fruits (veggies & herbs too) prepared by a FarmerJawn favorite chef in some dope ways, enjoy fruit forward cocktails...go on a tasting farm tour with FarmerJawn , pot up and take your own fruit seedling home AND be ready to dance the night away. Kids and house broken

SWWAG Workshop: Easy + Delicious Garden Fresh Meals with Get Fresh Daily

Freedom Greens & Gardens, 5200 Pine Avenue, Philadelphia

Summer is the perfect time to transition to a plant-based diet! Learn foundational cooking techniques that will transform your garden-fresh harvest into mouth-watering meals the whole family love. Learn more about our community partner and event co-organizer Get Fresh Daily.

Resource-Mapping and Neighborhood Strategy for Community Self-Reliance & EP

Market Square Market Square, Philadelphia, PA

Learn about GREAT's initiative to build emergency preparedness and community self-reliance in Germantown.This event is NOT in Market Square. EventBrite doesn't recognize THE PEOPLE'S LOT as a location. It's across from Market Square, on East Church Lane, just a few doors past Uncle Bobbie's. It's an outdoor lot with colorful chair and lots of murals. We will use GREAT's Organizer’s Guide for Emergency Preparedness & Community Self-Reliance, switching between presenting content from the Guide to small group / individual brainstorm time. The main topics include: * Building connections & resource-mapping* What to do in an immediate emergency situation* Longer-term resiliency

Thursday Free Boating for Southwest Neighbors

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

Southwest Philadelphia neighbors, 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.  

FABSCRAP PHL Volunteer Sip & Sort with Wearwell: Thursday, August 11, PM

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

FABSCRAP needs your help to save designer textiles from landfills! Join for a volunteering session, hosted by Wearwell! Come learn more!Come join FABSCRAP PHL for a Sip & Sort, hosted by Wearwell! Join FABSCRAP and Wearwell for a Sip and Sort! Enjoy adult beverages, while volunteering your Thursday evening to sort fabric scraps for recycling and to shop reclaimed fabrics afterward.As a thank you for your effort, Wearwell is giving away TWO free annual memberships ($96 value each) and will provide all attendees with a code for 20% off at Wearwell!Wine, mixed drinks, and non-alcoholic drinks and snacks will be

Second Thursday at NextFab: “La Sombrilla” Art Installation & Gallery Talk

NextFab 1800 North American Street, Philadelphia, PA

Join us in the NextFab Gallery, for the installation of “La Sombrilla,” a self-sustaining environmental sculpture.Join us in the NextFab Gallery, for the installation of “La Sombrilla,” a self-sustaining environmental sculpture that responds to the context of climate change in one of the largest immigrant communities in the city. Multidisciplinary artists Jose Ortiz Pagan, Omar Buenaventura, and Maria Dumlao will discuss the barriers faced by many migrant communities in owning homes, and how their installation begins to open the doors to those conversations.Their installation "La Sombrilla," an installation originally unveiled while it was 100° in Southeast Philadelphia, during an event

Nature Nights: Bat Night

The Woodlands, 4000 Woodland Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

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

Recurring

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

Bike Container

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

Scaling Up to Combat Climate Change: PA’s Growing Utility-Scale Solar Market Webinar

The City of Philadelphia and the University of Pennsylvania  have emerged as leaders, driving utility-scale solar development in Pennsylvania. Power from solar farms like these is now cost-competitive with conventional energy, providing a pathway for institutions and companies to fulfill climate, financial, and economic development goals. The panel includes both the perspective of the energy buyers and solar developers. Laura Rigell, Solar Manager Philadelphia Energy Authority Amanda Warwood, Energy Manager City of Philadelphia Ben Suplick, Director of Engineering and Energy Planning, Facilities and Real Estate Services, University of Pennsylvania Matt Mooney, Director of Business Development, ENGIE Brent Alderfer, CEO and Founder,

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

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

Solar: The Path to an Equitable Energy Future

Join PEA and PGCC for a panel live on WURD Radio on the role of solar in Philly's transition towards a clean and more just energy economy.Join the Philadelphia Energy Authority and the Philadelphia Green Capital Corp for a panel on the role of solar energy in facilitating Philadelphia's transition towards a clean and more just energy economy. Tune in to WURD Radio online or at 96.1FM/900AM.Solar power offers an avenue for affordable, reliable, and environmentally benign energy. Philadelphia's thriving solar market is already creating jobs and alleviating energy inequity.This panel will be moderated by Charles Ellison, Executive Producer and

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.

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!  

Advancing Clean Energy With Electrification and Solar

Yards Brewing Company 500 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, PA

Panel and networking event discussing ways to expand adoption of electrification and solar in Philadelphia.Join us for an panel and networking event co-hosted by the Philadelphia Energy Authority and Young Professionals in Energy (YPE) and sponsored by Superior Solar Design, Solar States, PosiGen, EDP Renewables, Greater Philadelphia Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (GPAEE), and YPE.The panel will discuss rental split incentives and financing mechanisms to expand adoption of electrification and solar. The event will be moderated by Samantha Wittchen from Circular Philadelphia with special guests Augusta Miller from Sealed, Chris White from the New York City Housing Authority,

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.