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October 2018
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Growing Gorgeous Peonies

October 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Science Center 101, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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Bartzelle

Co-sponsored with the Mid-Atlantic Peony Society Carol Adelman of Adelman Peony Gardens in Salem, Oregon, will present an illustrated lecture about her experience growing peonies to sell as cut flowers and as plants. She will cover all aspects of peony culture (siting, soils, planting, and…

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When God Was a Bird: A Mixed Media Presentation and Reception

October 24 @ 4:45 pm - 7:00 pm
Lang Performing Arts Center, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Scott Arboretum logo

Join us for a presentation by Mark Wallace, Swarthmore College Professor of Religion and Environmental Studies, who will discuss his newly published book When God Was A Bird. We will have time for small group discussions and a book signing. Free and open to the public;…

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November 2018
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Seeing Seeds: A Journey into the World of Seedheads, Pods, and Fruit

November 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Science Center 101, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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Crabapple fruit

Co-sponsored with the Hardy Plant Society/Mid-Atlantic Chapter Join author Teri Dunn Chace for an engrossing presentation based on her award-winning book, Seeing Seeds: A Journey into the World of Seedheads, Pods, and Fruit. In Teri’s words, “every seed tells a story.” Though small and often…

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January 2019
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Strategic Garden Design

January 13, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Science Center 101, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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garden

The Joanne Walkovic Memorial Lecture Co-sponsored with the Hardy Plant Society/Mid-Atlantic Chapter Effective garden design is about more than just selecting the right plants and putting them in the right place. It’s also about making strategic decisions with an eye toward long-term impacts on the…

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Winter Celebration: Transforming the Landscape through the Millennia

January 26, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Inn at Swarthmore, 10 South Chester Rd
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Witchhazel in bloom

For thousands of years, human beings have reshaped nature to create dwellings, spiritual centers, burial grounds, and other types of communal spaces. Join Mariann Smith to explore prehistoric sites on five continents, including the Nazca Lines in Peru, the ruins of the city of Great…

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