May 17th, 2020

May 17th is Gardening and Greening Day for Love Your Park at Home!

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May 17th is Gardening and Greening Day during Love Your Park at Home! Here are all the things you can learn, share, and do to celebrate gardening and greening in Philly parks.

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LEARN: How to make a native plant container garden (Video)

Gardening with plants and flowers native to the Philadelphia region is a great way to support nature and bring Philly's parks to your home! You don't even have to have a yard - a simple flower pot will do it. Learn how to get started with Dan Feeser, nursery manager at Bartram's Garden.

SHARE: A photo of your garden or the garden beds in your local park

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Gardens give so much joy and beauty! We'd love to see your own garden or your local park's garden beds! Take a photo and share your garden on social media. Don't forget to tag #loveyourpark and @myphillypark and @philaparkandrec! 

DO: Take a tour of Master Arborist Lori Hayes' home garden and get tips!

Bonus: Enjoy these gardening activities and get involved! 

Click below to find out all of the gardening and greening volunteer opportunities you can join in Philadelphia.

The whole family will enjoy these gardening and greening activities, including a nature scavenger hunt!

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Our friends at the Philly Water Department are celebrating Love Your Park @ Home too! They originally planned to host a walking tour of the green stormwater infrastrucutre in Morris Park, but they've instead created an interactive storymap so you can take a virtual tour from home! Rain gardens are a critical part of the city's plan to improve our water quality, so take a few minutes to explore this exciting project. 

Upcoming Love Your Park @ Home Events

Love Your Park Fall Service Day

November 14th at 12:00am
65+ Parks Across Philadelphia

Over 65 parks across the city are hosting volunteer events on November 14! Join us to clean, green, and celebrate your favorite Philly park.

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Second Saturday, Love Your Park edition

November 14th at 10:00am
Pennypack Park

This month's Second Saturday lines up with the city-wide Love Your Park Fall Service Day. There are 65+ amazing volunteer events taking place in parks across the city.

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Second Saturday at Cobbs Creek Park

December 12th at 10:00am
Cobbs Creek Park

Help preserve the forests of Cobbs Creek Park! Join us for a restoration project to plant trees and remove invasive vines.

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