Rooftop Gardening Workshop: Friends of the Wissahickon will host a rooftop gardening workshop on Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Valley Green Inn. Here's how they describe the workshop: Rooftop agriculture is taking root in cities across North America. Learn more about this exciting agricultural movement with the Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) when they host a lecture by Philadelphia landscape architect Lauren Mandel on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, at 6:00 p.m. at Valley Green Inn. Rooftop Agriculture is part of FOW's popular lecture series Valley Talks, sponsored by Valley Green Bank.
Mandel will explore the evolution of the rooftop agricultural movement as well as four primary production strategies: container gardening; raised bed production; row farming; and hydroponics. She will use case studies and photographs to illustrate the diverse people and places involved in rooftop food production.
Valley Green Inn is located on Forbidden Drive in Wissahickon Valley Park. Light refreshments will be provided. Register for the lecture by contacting Sarah Marley at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-247-0417 x109, or visit www.fow.org. Spaces are limited."
Mt. Airy Business Improvement District's Annual Meeting: The Mt. Airy BID’s annual meeting will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 24, at 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. on the New Covenant Church, 7500 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19119 in Grannum Hall (formerly called Founders Hall), Room B10. Parking is available in the Tech Parking Lot across from Grannum Hall.
Wine, Cheese and Trees: Join this early evening walk with Arboretum Executive Director Paul Meyer focusing on ten outstanding trees in the Arboretum’s living museum. Each of these accessions has special genetic significance and tells an important conservation story. You will learn about the attributes of each species and how the individual plant became part of the Arboretum’s collection. This walking class will conclude with a glass of wine, snacks, and discussion on the Arboretum’s popular tree canopy exhibit, Out on a Limb. Rain or shine. In the event of rain, the class will be held indoors.
4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Members: $30 Non-members: $35
To register, visithttps://online.morrisarboretum.org/classes/behindthescenes