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

FDR Park Weed Warriors

October 30th at 10:30am
FDR Park

Save the trees! Help the Friends of FDR Park free trees from invasive vines.

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Love Your Park Fall Service Day

November 13th at 12:00am
Philadelphia Parks

Join us for the annual Love Your Park Fall Service Day! Park Friends groups across Philadelphia will host volunteer events to clean, green, and celebrate our neighborhood parks.

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Love Your Park Signature Site Event at Elmwood Park

November 13th at 10:00am
Elmwood Park

Join us for a special Love Your Park Fall Service Day celebration at Elmwood Park in Southwest Philly.

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