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PHS Pop-Up Garden Workshops Start Thursday, July 7

photo by M. McClellan for GPTMC

Attention Center City residents and workers! Have you managed to get yourself over to the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Pop-Up Garden at 20th and Market Streets yet? If not, block some time between 12 noon – 2 p.m. this Wednesday or Thursday to wander over and see the space. Even better, head over this Thursday, July 7 at 12:30 for the first of the Philly Homegrown/PHS workshops. This first session is about creating edible landscapes. It will be informative and delicious, just the way we like it.

• July 7: Edible Landscapes — Fruits and Vegetables
• August 4: Gardening Odds and Ends — Fabulous Containers
• September 1: Edible Landscapes — Growing Beautiful Food
• September 22: Edible Landscape — Planting and Harvesting

And don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for produce from the garden at area restaurants.  Six of Philly’s hottest local chefs — Daniel Stern of R2L, Guillermo Tellez of Square 1682, Chris Scarduzio of Table 31, Michael Schulson of Sampan, Marcie Turney of Barbuzzo, and Lynn Rinaldi of Paradiso — have all signed on to create dishes using the produce grown in the pop-up garden. All proceeds from the dishes will go towards City Harvest, PHS’s program that provides fresh produce for underserved Philadelphia residents.

The garden will be open all summer long and run through late October. It will then be taken down and resurrected in a new location come spring 2012. The effort is made possible by Brandywine Realty Trust and Independence Blue Cross with funding from the William Penn Foundation.

PHS Pop-Up Garden
Where: 20th and Market Streets
When: Wednesdays & Thursday, now through October

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