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Find Life All Around at a BioBlitz

By LJ Brubaker | April 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Find Life All Around at a BioBlitz

Ever wondered how many different kinds of fish there are in a stream? Or plants in a meadow? Or bugs in a garden? You’re not alone! Scientists wonder this kind […]

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Workshops for the Artist in All of Us

By Heather Rinehart | April 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Workshops for the Artist in All of Us

Bartram’s Garden has long served as a realm of creativity and inspiration. It is a place where nature, history, and science come together to form art. Each year, Artist’s Workshops […]

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Saving Seeds at Bartram’s Garden

By Mandy Katz | April 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Saving Seeds at Bartram’s Garden

The gardeners at Bartram’s Garden are thrilled to once again begin sharing seeds from the garden this year after a 4-year hiatus! From our garden to yours, we offer a […]

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Free Kayaking and Rowboating every Saturday at Bartram’s Garden!

By Danielle Redden | April 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Free Kayaking and Rowboating every Saturday at Bartram’s Garden!

Every Saturday, from April 27 through October 19, 11am–3pm, we offer free walk-up kayaking or rowboating on a quiet stretch of the Schuylkill River. We have a mixed fleet of […]

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They Left Seeds

By Chris Bolden-Newsome | April 19, 2019 | Comments Off on They Left Seeds

A handful of seeds taken roughly and scattered . . . Virginia history records that twenty Africans––likely human cargo from a Portuguese or Spanish slave ship waylaid by pirates––arrived in […]

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The Pawpaw: Tropical Tastes in Southwest Philadelphia

By Katie Jacoby | April 19, 2019 | Comments Off on The Pawpaw: Tropical Tastes in Southwest Philadelphia

Along the paths of the wilderness quarter at Bartram’s Garden, North America’s largest edible fruit grows on the delicate limbs of the Pawpaw Tree. You won’t find this fruit in […]

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Fish Tales: An Interview with A Southwest Angler

By LJ Brubaker | April 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Fish Tales: An Interview with A Southwest Angler

What is your name and age? Ismailiah, 42 Do you live or have you lived in Southwest Philadelphia? If so, for how long? I have lived in the Southwest, Cobbs […]

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Healing Together at Sankofa Community Farm

By Sade Black | April 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Healing Together at Sankofa Community Farm

My name is Sadé Black and I am a youth farmer at the Sankofa Community Farm at Bartram’s Garden. I first found out about the farm during my freshman year […]

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Special $2 Tickets for Bartram’s Garden Tours, Workshops, and Performances

By Zach Webber | April 19, 2019 | Comments Off on Special $2 Tickets for Bartram’s Garden Tours, Workshops, and Performances

Bartram’s Garden is a free public park, a river garden, an art venue, an outdoor classroom, and a place to explore the living history of the diverse peoples and plants […]

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A Change in the Heat: Bartram’s Garden Welcomes You to Brand-New Greenhouses

By Dan Feeser | April 19, 2019 | Comments Off on A Change in the Heat: Bartram’s Garden Welcomes You to Brand-New Greenhouses

During the late 1700s, greenhouses at Bartram’s Garden were heated by burning wood in an iron furnace. The furnace was called the Franklin Stove, named after its creator, Benjamin Franklin. […]

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