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October 2018

Free

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

October 24, 2018 @ 11:45 am - 2:00 pm
Lang Performing Arts Center, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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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. In a time of rapid climate change and species extinction, what role have the world’s religions played in ameliorating―or…

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November 2018

Free

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

November 4, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
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

Free

Strategic Garden Design

January 13, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
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

Come in from the cold and enjoy a pre-lecture cocktail or glass of wine with friends. Learn from Mariann Smith how, for thousands of years, human beings have reshaped nature to create dwellings, spiritual centers, burial grounds, and other types of communal spaces. We will…

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August 2019

Scott Arboretum Selections: Fall Sale Preview

August 22, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Get a glimpse of the great plants available at the 2019 Scott Arboretum Selections: Fall Sale. Scott Arboretum curator Mary Tipping will elaborate on the array of plants available at the sale and why you’ll want to add them to your garden. Free and open…

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October 2019

Free

Peony Dig and Divide with Plant Sale and Auction

October 6, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Wister Center – Gillespie Room, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA United States
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Join Mid-Atlantic Peony Society (MAPS) for a dig and divide demonstration, as well as how to site and plant peonies, along with discussion from MAPS members on how to do all of these things at this time of year for the best results. Also learn…

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Free

Scott Associates Fall Celebration Magical Mixes: Exciting Combinations of Spring Flowering Bulbs

October 20, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Lang Music Building, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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Jacqueline van der Kloet will be our featured speaker this year, focusing on her experiments with combinations of bulbs in her garden, ‘De Theetuin’ (Tea Garden) in Weesp, north of Holland in the Netherlands. She will also bring to light other projects she has worked…

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November 2019

Free

Gardentopia: Design Basics for Creating Beautiful Outdoor Spaces

November 3, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Science Center 101, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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Co-sponsored with the Hardy Plant Society/Mid-Atlantic Chapter How can you shape your yard so that you combine the art of landscaping with the ecological awareness that is so important? This inspiring presentation with Jan Johnsen, will have you seeing all the possibilities your garden area…

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December 2019

Tips for Dealing with Spotted Lanternflies

December 10, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Science Center 101, 500 College Avenue
Swarthmore, PA 19081 United States
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Join Colin Purrington, former evolutionary biology professor at Swarthmore College, nature photographer, blogger, and insect and spider enthusiast, for a presentation that will highlight why everyone should make stopping the invasive spotted lanternfly a priority in 2020. In addition to summarizing current control methods, Purrington…

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February 2020

Free

A Bountiful Year: Six Seasons of Beauty from Brandywine Cottage

February 2 @ 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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