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January 2020

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Nature’s Narratives: The Moth Snowstorm: Nature and Joy

January 8, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Scott Horticultural Library, 500 College Ave.
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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Join fellow garden enthusiasts and book lovers as they discuss books about plants, nature, and the environment. “Nature’s Narratives” is a book discussion group sponsored by the Scott Arboretum where readers come together to discuss a book once a month and share in their reading experience. In The…

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Free

Winter Highlights Tour

January 21, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Scott Arboretum Offices, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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snow in the garden

Experience the beauty of the winter garden with Scott Arboretum staff. This tour is geared for gardeners from beginners to experts. The tour will begin at the Scott Arboretum offices and is free and open to the public. In case of inclement weather, the tour will…

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A Winter Celebration: Adventures Above and Below Ground

January 25, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Inn at Swarthmore, 10 South Chester Rd
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Come in from the cold and enjoy a pre-lecture cocktail or glass of wine with friends. Learn how caves have been used by people and animals for thousands of years for shelter, burials, religious ceremonies, links to the underworld, and art with Thomas Hawkins. More…

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Winter Highlights Tour

January 28, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Scott Arboretum Offices, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Experience the beauty of the winter garden with Scott Arboretum staff. This tour is geared for gardeners from beginners to experts. The tour will begin at the Scott Arboretum offices and is free and open to the public. In case of inclement weather, the tour will…

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$30 – $40

Microgreens: The History and Production Methods

January 29, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Hold Wed., Feb. 5 for bad weather date Learn about the world of microgreens and the extraordinary flavor and nutrition they provide with Phyllis Hanson of Solrig Farm based in Ardmore. During this class Phyllis will approach the microgreen from the expansive idea that it…

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February 2020

Free

A Bountiful Year: Six Seasons of Beauty from Brandywine Cottage

February 2, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Lang Performing Arts Center, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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The Joanne Walkovic Memorial Lecture Co-sponsored with the Hardy Plant Society/Mid-Atlantic Chapter David Culp will discuss his new book about his exquisite garden, Brandywine Cottage. David’s book from Timber Press will feature a focus for each month, including recipes, a garden to-do list, flower arrangements, and…

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$20 – $30

Composting with Manure Worms

February 7, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Hold Sat., Feb. 8 for bad weather date Local plantsman, horticulturist, and owner of The Gardener's Arms Thomas Hawkins is very enthusiastic about composting with his voracious manure worms! Learn with him how to reduce your global footprint by having worms take care of your…

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Nature’s Narratives: Wild Ones

February 12, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Scott Horticultural Library, 500 College Ave.
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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Join fellow garden enthusiasts and book lovers as they discuss books about plants, nature, and the environment. “Nature’s Narratives” is a book discussion group sponsored by the Scott Arboretum where readers come together to discuss a book once a month and share in the reading experience. Wild…

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$15 – $25

What is That??? Plant Identification and Plant Names

February 14, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Hold Fri., Feb. 21 for bad weather date This class, with Scott Arboretum’s coordinator of horticulture Jeff Jabco, is designed for gardeners who want to improve their scientific knowledge of plants relative to plant morphology and anatomy (leaves, buds, stems, flowers) and the terms used…

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March 2020

Free

Nature’s Narratives Feral: Searching for Enchantment on the Frontiers of Rewilding

March 11, 2020 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Scott Horticultural Library, 500 College Ave.
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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Join fellow garden enthusiasts and book lovers as they discuss books about plants, nature, and the environment. “Nature’s Narratives” is a book discussion group sponsored by the Scott Arboretum where readers come together to discuss a book once a month and share in the reading experience. In…

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