What’s New This July?

Hello fellow gardeners! As we officially entered July, we would like to share with you some important messages regarding the garden: upcoming […]

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Preparing the Garden for Winter

As our growing season begins to wane, it’s time to think about preparing our beds for winter. Experienced gardener Janet Peterman offers a […]

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Learn How to Get a Free Rain Barrel at Rain Check Workshop August 1

Philadelphia Water (PWD) believes that everyone can make a difference in transforming Philadelphia into a greener city with clean water. PWD’s Rain Check program gives Philadelphia residents an opportunity to reduce pollution that would otherwise end up in our creeks and rivers.

Introduction to Beekeeping with Chris Mendel

Introduction to Beekeeping

Everyone is buzzing about the upcoming “Introduction to Beekeeping” workshop at Hansberry Garden and Nature Center. Experienced Beekeeper Chris Mendel, who chairs HGNC’s Landscape and Maintenance Committee, will offer tips to beginning beekeepers.

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Workshop: We Drink the River!

On Saturday, July 23, from 11 a.m. to noon, Philadelphia Water Department Educator Dottie Baumgarten will talk about the land/water connection and “best practices” for protecting our rivers.

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Water Workshop

Your Philadelphia water depends on your watershed, the natural and urban water cycle and your treatment plant. This workshop will cover these topics and explain how the Senior Environment Corps tests water quality in Philadelphia.