Friday, September 19, 2014

Last Weekend for the Fringe Festival Art Project, WETLANDS, at Spruce Harbor Park

Benjamin Cromie

While visiting Spruce Harbor Park at Penn's Landing this month, you may have wondered what that unusual houseboat contraption was bobbing up and down on the Delaware. WETLAND is visual artist, Mary Mattingly's post-apocalyptic vision of sustainable waterfront living. With vegetable gardens, chickens, bee hives, and too many creative sustainable features to list here, this floating art installation is buzzing with inspiration.

This is your last weekend to see WETLAND before it closes for good. A visit is free, but one of the many educational and music events there may cost a little more.

Friday 9/19 - yoga at 6 pm, $20
Saturday 9/20 - performance of High Tide, Holy Water at 7 pm, free
Sunday 9/21 - class on beekeeping at 2 pm, free

For more information, check out:

Monday, September 15, 2014

New Master Gardener Classes Beginning

Master Gardener Class of 2015 training begins September 30, 2014 and runs Tuesday evenings through January.   Training is a combination of classes, workshops, self-study, group projects, and guided tours.  Successful graduates will have volunteer opportunities in educational garden programming for adults and youth throughout the city.

Interested in learning more about what it takes to become a Master Gardener volunteer?.    Come to an orientation on September 16th 5-6:30.

Orientation & Classes will be held at the offices of Penn State Extension,  in the Penn State Center, 675 Sansom Street.

For More information or to apply to the program visit
Link to Penn State Extension Philadelphia Master Gardeners Application and informationor email Anna Herman, Coordinator PS Extension Philadelphia Master Gardeners at

Upcoming MG Training Classes.

September 30   Intro, Communications
October 7         Soil 101 & then some
October 14       Botany
October 21       Growing Vegetables in the City
October 28       Green Infrastructure
November 4     Diagnosing Pests and Pathology – Hortline 101
November 11   Permaculture
November 18   Entomology/Integrated Pest Management
December 2     Fruit, Urban Orchards & Pruning
December 9     Urban Forestry & City Trees
December 16   Native Plants, Planting for Wildlife, Restoration Ecology
January 6        Soil 201