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Let’s go Glamping: Events March 7 – 13, 2016
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Let’s go Glamping: Events March 7 – 13, 2016

It’s the most flowery time of the year: the Philadelphia Flower Show is BACK.

Get your hiking boots & explore the national park theme this year – just make sure to check our post for the 411 before you head out. The show runs through Sunday.

What else can you do this week? We got the best events for you.

Week Events March 7- 10th:

  • NATURE PRESCHOOL OPEN HOUSE: Learn more about Nature Preschool, the Schuylkill Center’s progressive nature-based program for children ages 3 – 5. Visit the classrooms, meet teachers, and learn about our curriculum. Families get a sneak-peek at what children learn and experience each day. Monday, March 7th from 6:30 – 7:30 PM;8480 Hagy’s Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA, more deets.
  • Local Solutions to Global Challenges: Finding Meaning and Hope from the Paris Climate Talks: Join Sustainable Cherry Hill to explore this global challenge through the lens of local climate activists who will share their stories from Paris and how they are creating change back here at home in this panel discussion moderated by Lori Braunstein. Thursday, March 10th from 7 – 9 PM; FREE, Cherry Hill Public Library
    1100 Kings Highway North Cherry Hill, NJ 08034; Register online.

  • Philly Co-op Happy Hour: Join cooperators from all over the Philadelphia region for a fun, casual happy hour gathering at W/N W/N Coffee Bar, a worker-owned co-op. If you’re curious about co-ops, this is a great event to connect with co-op members, staff, and general enthusiasts. Thursday at 5:30 – 7:30 PM; W/N W/N, 931 Garden Street, Philadelphia, More info. 
  • Philadelphia Energy Solutions Public Hearing: The Philadelphia Energy Solutions oil refinery wants to put in an oil import and export facility at the new Southport terminal, on the southeast corner of Philly. Already the oil refinery is responsible for 72% of the toxic air in Philly while over 1/4 of children in Philly have asthma. On March 9th, the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority will have a public hearing on the proposals for the Southport facility. We need to make our voices heard — no new oil for Philly! Wednesday, March 9th, Meet at 5:30 PM outside the Sheetmetal Worker’s Hall (1301 S Columbus Blvd). The hearing will run from 6-8PM; RSVP.  
  • Coffee and Beer at United By Blue: Watch a demonstration on how to expertly brew coffee and beer while sampling some of each. Relax inside United By Blue as you watch Garrett and Meredith whip up a homebrewed stout made from Reanimator Coffee. Enhance your proper tasting methods for coffee and beer, as you learn brewing skills to take back to your kitchen. Thursday, March 10 from 6:30 – 8:30 PM; 144 N 2nd Street, $25, Tickets. 

Weekend Events March 11 – 13th:

  • Artist Reception: Michael Secor: Michael Secor is the reCreate Featured Artist of March at The Resource Exchange! He creates paintings and drawings with reclaimed supplies from our store that focus on the relationship between space and color. Opening reception Friday, March 11th from 4-6 PM; 1701 N. 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA; more info.
  • Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop: Don’t miss this introductory workshop that basics of fruit tree grafting and then lead participants in the hands-on grafting of their trees. Bring home your tree or donate one to POP to plant in a community orchard in the city! Saturday, March 12th from 10 AM – 1 PM; $30; Register.
  • Fungus Among Us: Discover the mysterious world of fungi in an afternoon of performance, exploration, and fun. With a hilarious blend of education and humor, Pete Stobie investigates the mysteries of the mushrooms. After the interactive performance, we’ll head out on the trail and search for fantastic fungi. Saturday, March 12th from 1-3, 8480 Hagy’s Mill Road, Philadelphia, PA, $12 more info. 
  • Brewer’s Plate: Our fav foodie & locavore event is back! Check this post for allll the deets.

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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher

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