Double Dose of Pops Up Fun on August 4


The PHS Pops Up Garden is a non-stop party, but Thursday, August 4 is shaping up to be the most noteworthy day yet! An afternoon gardening workshop and evening movie screening are a two-part combination that promises to be fantastically fun.

First up, at 12:30 pm, is the container gardening workshop offered by Philly Homegrown. In case you’re unfamiliar, Philly Homegrown®, is a program of the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation (GPTMC) that promotes the people, places, and flavors of the area’s 100-mile foodshed—from Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties to Amish Country to the Atlantic Ocean.

The Philly Homegrown website is well worth a visit. Its features include:

Meet the Makers, which connects you to the people leading Philadelphia’s local food movement, from farmers to vintners to restaurant owners

Now in Season, which identifies foods that are fresh, local and immediately available, and features recipes that use those seasonal ingredients

Food Tours helps you plan a whole day—or more—of local nourishment with themed itineraries

If you can’t attend on Thursday, Philly Homegrown has other Pops Up presentations on deck. A full schedule of events can be found here.

Moving on to the evening, at 8 pm PHS presents a free screening of  “Olmsted and America’s Urban Parks.” You may remember this documentary debuted at the Philadelphia Museum of Art last year.

If you missed it the first time, don’t let it happen again. This wonderful film chronicles the creator of New York’s Central Park, Frederick Law Olmsted. Olmsted’s firm worked on the designs of many parks in this area too, including FDR Park and Marconi Plaza in South Philadelphia; Pastorius Park in Chestnut Hill; Washington Square in Center City; and other portions of Fairmount Park.

So clear your calendar and come to the PHS Pops Up Garden (twice!) on Thursday.


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