Hands-on Heritage October: Preserving Your Harvest
Oct
23
6:00pm 6:00pm

Hands-on Heritage October: Preserving Your Harvest

Come to learn a new/old skill! 

Tyler State Park is partnering with Nichole Gerding of Thankful Sage Farm School to bring you ‘Hands-On Heritage.’

In each of these programs, we will discuss local history in context of the season, and try our hand at some heritage skills to take home to share with our families.  

We are offering two options for classes- a Monday evening session whichallows older children, 12 and up, to join their parent/guardian (please note, we cannot be responsible for your child) and an adults only Tuesday morning session. 

 

October 

What: Preserving our Harvest

We will be discussing common Early American methods of drying and preserving common late season fruits and vegetables. Our class hands-on activity will be preparing apples and beans to dry in our homes. All materials supplied.

When: Monday, 10/23 6- 7:30 pm

            Tuesday, 10/24 10- 11:30am

Where: The Classroom at Tyler State Park 

Who: Monday- 12 and Up when accompanied by Adult

           Tuesday- Adults only please

Cost: Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of $12 per person materials fee

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Hands-on Heritage November: Natural Dyes
Nov
13
6:00pm 6:00pm

Hands-on Heritage November: Natural Dyes

Come to learn a new/old skill! 

Tyler State Park is partnering with Nichole Gerding of Thankful Sage Farm School to bring you ‘Hands-On Heritage.’

In each of these programs, we will discuss local history in context of the season, and try our hand at some heritage skills to take home to share with our families.  

We are offering two options for classes- a Monday evening session whichallows older children, 12 and up, to join their parent/guardian (please note, we cannot be responsible for your child) and an adults only Tuesday morning session. 

November 

What: Natural Dyes

We will be discussing how to forage for and make natural heritage dyes. Our class hands-on activity will be dying table runners or placemats with goldenrod and walnuts for your own harvest table. All materials supplied. class hands-on activity will be dying table runners or placemats with natural dyes for your own harvest table. All materials supplied.

When: Monday, 11/13 6- 7:30 pm

            Tuesday, 11/14 10- 11:30am

Where: The Classroom at Tyler State Park 

Who: Monday- 12 and Up when accompanied by Adult

          Tuesday- Adults only please

Cost: Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of $12 per person materials fee

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Making Handcrafted Candles
Nov
18
10:00am10:00am

Making Handcrafted Candles


Candle making is a craft as old as civilization itself. Nichole Gerding of Thankful Sage Farm School discusses the history, tools, and common early methods of candle making and demonstrates how to make small batch candles with organic and local ingredients. Whether a seasoned artisan or a budding enthusiast, this workshop offers something for everyone interested in the art of making candles. Take home of a pair of hand dipped beeswax tapers.

All materials are included in the class fee.

 Register HERE.

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Hands-on Heritage December:Candlelight: Bayberry, Beeswax and Fat (Oh my!)
Dec
18
6:00pm 6:00pm

Hands-on Heritage December:Candlelight: Bayberry, Beeswax and Fat (Oh my!)

Come to learn a new/old skill! 

Tyler State Park is partnering with Nichole Gerding of Thankful Sage Farm School to bring you ‘Hands-On Heritage.’

In each of these programs, we will discuss local history in context of the season, and try our hand at some heritage skills to take home to share with our families.  

We are offering two options for classes- a Monday evening session whichallows older children, 12 and up, to join their parent/guardian (please note, we cannot be responsible for your child) and an adults only Tuesday morning session. 

December 

What: Candlelight- Bayberry, Beeswax and Fat (Oh my!)

We will be discussing moon lore, lighting methods, and candle making in Early Pennsylvania. Our class hands-on activity will be making a small bayberry candle to burn at home to carry on the early custom of burning a bayberry candle for prosperity at the New Year. All materials supplied.

When: Monday, 12/18 6- 7:30 pm

            Tuesday, 12/19 10- 11:30am

Where: The Classroom at Tyler State Park 

Who: Monday- 12 and Up when accompanied by Adult

           Tuesday- Adults only please

Cost: Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of $12 per person materials fee

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Hands-on Heritage February: Fire Cider
Feb
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

Hands-on Heritage February: Fire Cider

Come to learn a new/old skill! 

Tyler State Park is partnering with Nichole Gerding of Thankful Sage Farm School to bring you ‘Hands-On Heritage.’

In each of these programs, we will discuss local history in context of the season, and try our hand at some heritage skills to take home to share with our families.  

We are offering two options for classes- a Monday evening session whichallows older children, 12 and up, to join their parent/guardian (please note, we cannot be responsible for your child) and an adults only Tuesday morning session. 

February

What: Fire Cider

We will be discussing the folk remedy called Fire Cider. This health tonic is made with apple cider vinegar, and we will discuss the origins and benefits. A demonstration will show how we can prepare this at home, and each class member will take home a pre made bottle of their own. All materials supplied.

When: Monday, 2/12 6- 7:30 pm

            Tuesday, 2/13 10- 11:30am

Where: The Classroom at Tyler State Park 

Who: Monday- 12 and Up when accompanied by Adult

          Tuesday- Adults only please

Cost: Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of $12 per person materials fee

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Hands-on Heritage March: Preparing for your Kitchen Garden
Mar
12
6:00pm 6:00pm

Hands-on Heritage March: Preparing for your Kitchen Garden

Come to learn a new/old skill! 

Tyler State Park is partnering with Nichole Gerding of Thankful Sage Farm School to bring you ‘Hands-On Heritage.’

In each of these programs, we will discuss local history in context of the season, and try our hand at some heritage skills to take home to share with our families.  

We are offering two options for classes- a Monday evening session whichallows older children, 12 and up, to join their parent/guardian (please note, we cannot be responsible for your child) and an adults only Tuesday morning session. 

March

What:  Preparing for your Kitchen Garden

We will be discussing common layouts, herbs and seed starting methods for your at home kitchen garden. Our class hands-on activity will be making some herbal tea with homegrown organic kitchen garden herbs. All materials supplied.

When: Monday, 3/12 6- 7:30 pm

            Tuesday, 3/13 10- 11:30am

Where: The Classroom at Tyler State Park 

Who: Monday- 12 and Up when accompanied by Adult  

          Tuesday- Adults only please

Cost: Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of $12 per person materials fee

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Hnads-on Heritage April:
Apr
16
6:00pm 6:00pm

Hnads-on Heritage April:

Come to learn a new/old skill! 

Tyler State Park is partnering with Nichole Gerding of Thankful Sage Farm School to bring you ‘Hands-On Heritage.’

In each of these programs, we will discuss local history in context of the season, and try our hand at some heritage skills to take home to share with our families.  

We are offering two options for classes- a Monday evening session whichallows older children, 12 and up, to join their parent/guardian (please note, we cannot be responsible for your child) and an adults only Tuesday morning session. 

April

What: Dutch Oven Cookery

We will be outside- discussing cast iron care, fire safety, and how to cook in a Dutch Oven! Our class will be outdoors, please dress accordingly. All materials supplied.

When: Monday, 4/16 6- 7:30 pm

            Tuesday, 4/17 10- 11:30am

Where: The Classroom at Tyler State Park 

Who: Monday- 12 and Up when accompanied by Adult

           Tuesday- Adults only please

Cost: Registration will be confirmed upon receipt of $12 per person materials fee

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Subaru Fall Festival at Greensgrow Farms
Oct
7
10:00am10:00am

Subaru Fall Festival at Greensgrow Farms

Join Subaru and Greensgrow Farms for a celebration of local food, music, crafts and farm fun! Whether you are from Philly or from out of town, get off the beaten path and checkout Greensgrow Farms, THE nationally recognized leader urban farming and quite the little gem. Come see how a former galvanized steel plant became a model for urban agriculture.

Festival visitors will have the chance to sample harvest dishes, enjoy crafts, live music, visit the farmstand and bring the kids to partake in a variety of children’s activities. The event will also include Mi Pueblito Tacosand The Chilly Banana food trucks, local craft vendors, Chili Competition: You Be the Judge!, and Apple Pie Contest, where the public is asked to submit their best recipes to be crowned champions. Other festival activities include:

• Adopt-a-Pet and pet costume competition brought to you by Subaru and Street Tails Animal Rescue
• Appearance by the Philadelphia Phillies mascot, the Phillie Phanatic: 1:30pm
• Farm demos on beekeeping, and cider pressing
• Live Music from Chalk and the Beige Americans and Gringo Motel
• Subaru Coat Drive
• Zero Waste Event in partnership with the City of Philadelphia and Subaru

Vendors and Makers:
We’re excited to be joined by the following local creators: Bob Engel, Cathleen Hughes, David Prendergast, Earthwise NaturalsFox & FelineHopechest Studio, Justaguyknits, Love Vern HandmadeOrion FurnitureRed Hot Gal’s Boutique, Sandra Mournet Hand Woven Beaded JewelryThe Tin Goat, Thankful Sage Farm School and This Urban Cottage.

 

The Subaru Fall Festival at Greensgrow Farms is open to the public and admission is free. The event supports and celebrates Greensgrow’s nonprofit mission to grow a greener and more sustainable Philadelphia. This is the first time since 2013 that the Subaru Fall Festival is returning to Philadelphia. #SubaruFallFest

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Twilight Market
Sep
14
4:00pm 4:00pm

Twilight Market

Join us at our next Twilight Market for a festive evening market at our green space nestled in Kensington! We are keeping the farm and the farmstand open late for shopping and have invited some of our favorite friends to join us! Philadelphia Brewing Companywill be here and Chef Carolynn will be making grilled summertime treats. West Philly born and raised PB&Jams will be here, servin’ up their sweet, savory and innovative renditions of the classic PB&J! Enjoy live music from DJ John Morrison and James Austin Melton, and shop local makers; Mithras Candle homemade candles sourced from local wax, an array of handcrafted soaps and balms from The Tin Goat, Eco-friendly organically sourced beauty products from Nyambi Naturals, small batch soaps, candles and home goods from Thankful Sage Farm School and Shell Home Made’s tinctures and small treasures. This month join us for a free seed bomb demo and outdoor movie, more details below! Twilight Markets are the second Thursday of each month through November and are BYOBW (beer and wine). Different music, local food and drink, workshops, music and arts and craft vendors each month.

Seed Bomb Demo: Farm Your City! Staff expert Ari Rosenberg will demonstrate how to make seed bombs. These are ready-to-plant mix of compost, clay and seeds often launched into vacant lots or under-utilized green spaces or your own garden beds! Ari’s seed bombs will be full of edible or ornamental plant seeds. First come first served. This is a great activity for all garden lovers ages 5 and up!

Settle in and get cozy for the Philadelphia Film Society’s final installment of their Movies on the Block series with a screening of “Wild Plants,” right here on the farm! Nicolas Humbert’s “Wild Plants” is a film that transports audiences to gardens everywhere from Detroit to Geneva to explore the relationship people have with the plants around them.

The Philadelphia Film Society’s Movies on the Block is a free seasonal program that ensures all of Philadelphia has access to film. We are proud to partner with them to bring our community together for a night of casual entertainment right here on the farm. The Twilight Market begins at 4pm, screening will start at sundown, around 7pm.

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Twilight Market
Aug
10
4:00pm 4:00pm

Twilight Market


Join us for the first of our festive evening markets! We are keeping the farm and the farmstand open late for shopping and have invited some of our favorite friends to join us! Philadelphia Brewing Company will be here and Chef Carolynn will be making grilled corn and other summertime treats. We’re having a natural bug balm workshop-more details here. There will be live music from Austin and Augusta and Shima Field. Enjoy beautiful hand made paper crafts from Nicole Donnelly, AKA paperTHINKtank, handmade soaps and other bath & body goodies from Nichole Gerding, Thankful Sage Farm School and Eva Bond prints and graphic arts.

Twilight Markets are the second Thursday of each month through November and are BYOBW (beer and wine). Different music, local food and drink, workshops, music and arts and craft vendors each month.

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