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  • Penn State Extension: Tree Climbing School
    8:30 am-3:30 pm
    10/02/2018-10/04/2018

    100 N. Horitculture Dr. Philadelphia, PA 19131

    100 N. Horitculture Dr. Philadelphia, PA 19131

    Penn State Extension: Tree Climbing School – $350


    The Tree Climbing School is designed to teach the fundamentals of safe tree climbing and maintenance. Emphasis will be placed on learning the skills required to climb and prune trees.
     
    Students completing this school will not be accomplished climbers; however, students will have a satisfactory basic understanding, knowledge, and the skills required in the field of tree maintenance and tree climbing. A great deal of time will be spent in trees climbing.

    The school will include classroom and fieldwork covering:

    • Safety/safe climbing practices
    • Equipment/use of hand tools
    • Tree terminology
    • Tree disease and insect diagnosis
    • Culture and pruning
    • Tree removal
    • Knots

     
    This is not a Primex affiliated event. To sign up please visit extension.psu.edu/tree-climbing-school.

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  • Penn State Extension: Tree Climbing School
    8:30 am-3:30 pm
    10/03/2018-10/04/2018

    100 N. Horitculture Dr. Philadelphia, PA 19131

    100 N. Horitculture Dr. Philadelphia, PA 19131

    Penn State Extension: Tree Climbing School – $350


    The Tree Climbing School is designed to teach the fundamentals of safe tree climbing and maintenance. Emphasis will be placed on learning the skills required to climb and prune trees.
     
    Students completing this school will not be accomplished climbers; however, students will have a satisfactory basic understanding, knowledge, and the skills required in the field of tree maintenance and tree climbing. A great deal of time will be spent in trees climbing.

    The school will include classroom and fieldwork covering:

    • Safety/safe climbing practices
    • Equipment/use of hand tools
    • Tree terminology
    • Tree disease and insect diagnosis
    • Culture and pruning
    • Tree removal
    • Knots

     
    This is not a Primex affiliated event. To sign up please visit extension.psu.edu/tree-climbing-school.

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  • Penn State Extension: Tree Climbing School
    8:30 am-3:30 pm
    10/04/2018-10/04/2018

    100 N. Horitculture Dr. Philadelphia, PA 19131

    100 N. Horitculture Dr. Philadelphia, PA 19131

    Penn State Extension: Tree Climbing School – $350


    The Tree Climbing School is designed to teach the fundamentals of safe tree climbing and maintenance. Emphasis will be placed on learning the skills required to climb and prune trees.
     
    Students completing this school will not be accomplished climbers; however, students will have a satisfactory basic understanding, knowledge, and the skills required in the field of tree maintenance and tree climbing. A great deal of time will be spent in trees climbing.

    The school will include classroom and fieldwork covering:

    • Safety/safe climbing practices
    • Equipment/use of hand tools
    • Tree terminology
    • Tree disease and insect diagnosis
    • Culture and pruning
    • Tree removal
    • Knots

     
    This is not a Primex affiliated event. To sign up please visit extension.psu.edu/tree-climbing-school.

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  • Beginner Macramé
    11:00 am-12:00 pm
    10/06/2018

    435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

    435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

    Beginner Macramé  – $15


    Love plants, but running out of space to put them? Come learn the basics of macramé with Kait! You will leave knowing how to create your very own plant hanger and with a ball of string to practice with at home!

     

    ** Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 3rd. Space is limited and registration is required! You must pay in advance. Register in the store or by calling (215) 887 – 7500. **

  • Essential Gardener
    1:00 pm-2:00 pm
    10/06/2018

    435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

    435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

    Essential Gardener with Heather Ely – $10


    Have you heard about Essential Oils and are interested in learning more? Do you want to learn how to kick toxic chemicals out of your home, relieve stress, sleep better and live life above the wellness line? This class and workshop will walk you through everything step-by-step and give easy, simple, and affordable tactics that anyone can do with essential oils!

     

    ** Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 3rd. Space is limited and registration is required! You must pay in advance. A $5 Primex Gift Card will be issued to each paid registrant that attends the lecture.  Register in the store or by calling (215) 887 – 7500. **

  • Repotting Houseplants
    2:00 pm-3:00 pm
    10/06/2018

    435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

    435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

    Repotting Houseplants – $20


    Learn the basic techniques for proper transplanting of your house plants. Let our staff members demonstrate the proper ways to move your plants from one container to another, including picking which pot size to use and using fertilizer to promote healthy growth. You may bring in one (1) of your houseplants to repot (max. 8” diameter).

     

    ** Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 3rd. Space is limited and registration is required! You must pay in advance. A $5 Primex Gift Card will be issued to each paid registrant that attends the lecture. Register in the store or by calling (215) 887 – 7500. **

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  • Fall Garden Containers
    11:00 am-12:00 pm
    10/07/2018

    435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

    435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

    Fall Garden Containers with Tina Sottolano Cain – $50


    Learn how to design and plant your own custom container garden! Learn extra tips and tricks from staff horticulturist, Tina. Class includes a 12 inch terracotta pot, a selection of five 4” annual plants and soil to put the container all together.

     

    ** Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 3rd. Space is limited and registration is required! You must pay in advance. Register in the store or by calling (215) 887 – 7500. **

  • Repotting Houseplants
    2:00 pm-3:00 pm
    10/07/2018

    435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

    435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

    Repotting Houseplants – $20


    Learn the basic techniques for proper transplanting of your house plants. Let our staff members demonstrate the proper ways to move your plants from one container to another, including picking which pot size to use and using fertilizer to promote healthy growth. You may bring in one (1) of your houseplants to repot (max. 8” diameter).

     

    ** Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 3rd. Space is limited and registration is required! You must pay in advance. A $5 Primex Gift Card will be issued to each paid registrant that attends the lecture. Register in the store or by calling (215) 887 – 7500. **

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  • Columbus Day
    All day
    10/08/2018

    No additional detail for this event.

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  • Double Points
    All day
    10/13/2018

    435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

    435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

    Shop all day and earn double points on your purchase today! For more information on our rewards program, check out this page!

  • Preparing Your Backyard Chickens for Winter
    10:00 am-11:00 am
    10/13/2018

    435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

    435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

    Preparing Your Backyard Chickens for Winter – $10


    Is this your first winter with your new chickens or would you like to learn more about keeping your chickens happy & healthy during the cold winter months? Liz will discuss chicken molting, winter feeding, coop preparations, increase predation, deep litter piling & more.

     

    ** Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 10th. Space is limited and registration is required! You must pay in advance. A $5 Primex Gift Card will be issued to each paid registrant that attends the lecture. Register in the store or by calling (215) 887 – 7500. **

  • Mounting Orchids
    11:00 am-12:00 pm
    10/13/2018

    435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

    435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

    Mounting Orchids – $45


    Add a creative touch to your décor by incorporating a mounted orchid! In this class, you will receive a small orchid to mount on a piece of wood, with step by step instructions. All materials are included in the cost.

     

    ** Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 10th. Space is limited and registration is required! You must pay in advance. Register in the store or by calling (215) 887 – 7500.  **

  • Unique Succulent Gardens
    2:00 pm-3:00 pm
    10/13/2018

    435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

    435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

    Unique Succulent Gardens – $35


    Upcycle a unique (or classic) container that you already own by learning how to create your very own succulent garden. Think creatively! Your container can be anything from a teacup to an old shoe! We ask that your container be NO larger than 6 inches in diameter. All materials (soil, sand stone and succulents) are included in the cost.

     

    ** Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 10th. Space is limited and registration is required! You must pay in advance. Register in the store or by calling (215) 887 – 7500. **

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    • Double Points
      All day
      10/13/2018
      435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA
      435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

      Shop all day and earn double points on your purchase today! For more information on our rewards program, check out this page!

    • Preparing Your Backyard Chickens for Winter
      10:00 am-11:00 am
      10/13/2018
      435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA
      435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

      Preparing Your Backyard Chickens for Winter – $10


      Is this your first winter with your new chickens or would you like to learn more about keeping your chickens happy & healthy during the cold winter months? Liz will discuss chicken molting, winter feeding, coop preparations, increase predation, deep litter piling & more.

       

      ** Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 10th. Space is limited and registration is required! You must pay in advance. A $5 Primex Gift Card will be issued to each paid registrant that attends the lecture. Register in the store or by calling (215) 887 – 7500. **

    • Mounting Orchids
      11:00 am-12:00 pm
      10/13/2018
      435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA
      435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

      Mounting Orchids – $45


      Add a creative touch to your décor by incorporating a mounted orchid! In this class, you will receive a small orchid to mount on a piece of wood, with step by step instructions. All materials are included in the cost.

       

      ** Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 10th. Space is limited and registration is required! You must pay in advance. Register in the store or by calling (215) 887 – 7500.  **

    • Unique Succulent Gardens
      2:00 pm-3:00 pm
      10/13/2018
      435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA
      435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

      Unique Succulent Gardens – $35


      Upcycle a unique (or classic) container that you already own by learning how to create your very own succulent garden. Think creatively! Your container can be anything from a teacup to an old shoe! We ask that your container be NO larger than 6 inches in diameter. All materials (soil, sand stone and succulents) are included in the cost.

       

      ** Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 10th. Space is limited and registration is required! You must pay in advance. Register in the store or by calling (215) 887 – 7500. **

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  • Repotting Orchids
    11:00 am-12:00 pm
    10/14/2018

    435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

    435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

    Repotting Orchids – $45


    Repotting your orchid is an important part of orchid care. It is a great way to keep your orchid thriving which can lead to many years of healthy blooms and a great way to discover just how hardy the orchid is. This workshop includes a short lecture of orchid care and a hands-on demonstration of repotting an orchid. You will receive a small orchid to practice your repotting skills.

     

    ** Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 10th. Space is limited and registration is required! You must pay in advance. Register in the store or by calling (215) 887 – 7500. **

  • Lil’ Sprouts: Honey Buzz
    12:00 pm-1:00 pm
    10/14/2018

    435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

    435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

    Lil’ Sprouts: Honey Buzz w/ World ‘O’ Honey – $5


    Your kids will be buzzing with excitement and new knowledge! Joe from World O’ Honey will share all about where our favorite sweet treat comes from. He will discuss and show equipment used, the process of keeping the hives and the extraction of the honey.

     

    ** Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 10th. Space is limited and registration is required! You must pay in advance. Register in the store or by calling (215) 887 – 7500. **

  • Terrarium Workshop
    2:00 pm-3:00 pm
    10/14/2018

    435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

    435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

    Terrarium Workshop – $40


    Create your own biosphere! Choose three plants and decorative elements to create your own mini landscape. Cost includes all materials: glass, soil, plants and decorative toppings.

     

    ** Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 10th. Space is limited and registration is required! You must pay in advance. Register in the store or by calling (215) 887 – 7500.  **

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  • Penn State Extension: Tree Tenders® Training
    8:45 am-4:15 pm
    10/17/2018

    1 College Rd. LaPlume, PA 18440

    1 College Rd. LaPlume, PA 18440

    Penn State Extension: Tree Tenders® Training – $35


    Join thousands of other concerned citizens like yourself. Become a Tree Tender and help increase tree canopy cover in your community. Tree Tenders® is a training program that empowers concerned residents to make dramatic strides towards restoring and caring for the tree canopy in their communities.

     
    The course is designed for lay people and experts alike. Become one of the Tree Tenders restoring and tending your part of the forest. Instruction is provided by DCNR’s Bureau of Forestry, in partnership with Penn State Extension, PHS, The Western Pennsylvania Conservancy, and other local urban forestry experts.

     
    Training includes:

    • Tree Biology
    • Urban Stresses on Trees
    • Tree Identification
    • Tree Pruning and Root Care
    • Tree Planting Techniques
    • Community Organizing

     
    This is not a Primex affiliated event. To sign up please visit extension.psu.edu/tree-tenders.

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  • Fall Fun Fest 2018
    11:00 am-2:00 pm
    10/20/2018

    435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

    435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

    Fall Fun Fest – FREE


    Join us for a day of pumpkins, scarecrows, and costumes!

     
    All kids will receive 1 free spooky pumpkin to paint. We will be serving apple cider, pumpkin spice donuts, and popcorn! Yum! We will have a yard game (corn-hole) set up in the nursery department for all customers to play.

     
    Take a walk through Primex to see all of our departmental scarecrows and place your vote for the best one! Remember to visit the barn to vote for the best painted pumpkin!

     
    Hope to see you all there! Happy Fall! No RSVP necessary!

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  • Fall Fun Fest 2018
    11:00 am-2:00 pm
    10/21/2018

    435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

    435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

    Fall Fun Fest – FREE


    Join us for a day of pumpkins, scarecrows, and costumes!

     
    All kids will receive 1 free spooky pumpkin to paint. We will be serving apple cider, pumpkin spice donuts, and popcorn! Yum! We will have a yard game (corn-hole) set up in the nursery department for all customers to play.

     
    Take a walk through Primex to see all of our departmental scarecrows and place your vote for the best one! Remember to visit the barn to vote for the best painted pumpkin!

     
    Hope to see you all there! Happy Fall! No RSVP necessary!

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  • PHS: Green City Teachers Basic Training, Session #1
    5:30 pm-8:30 pm
    10/23/2018

    100 N. 20th Street, 1st Floor Philadelphia, PA 19103

    100 N. 20th Street, 1st Floor Philadelphia, PA 19103

    PHS: Green City Teachers Basic Training – $50


    PHS Green City Teachers is a 5-session course that uses experiential learning (yes, get your hands dirty!) to help teachers, educators, administrators, scout leaders, individuals, parents, gardeners, and informal educators gain the skills to integrate horticultural and environmental education into curricula, after-school programs, and service-learning projects. Topics include basic horticulture, food gardening, STEM in the garden, indoor gardening, and habitat gardens. For educators of pre-school, K- 12.  YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A TEACHER, AND YOU DO NOT NEED TO WORK IN PHILADELPHIA to attend.

     

    Take-aways include lesson plans, lesson supplies, books, and plant material. After completing the course, participants are given the opportunity to apply for up to $500 worth of in-kind support for their chosen project. Come play with plants and get credit for it! Up to 15 hours of Act 48 credit are available for PA Public School teachers.

     

    This series runs October 23, 30, and November 6, 13 and 20.

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  • Mounting Staghorn Ferns
    11:00 am-12:00 pm
    10/27/2018

    435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

    435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

    Mounting Staghorn Ferns – $45


    Add a creative touch to your décor by incorporating a mounted staghorn fern! These impressive plants are sure to be a statement in your home! We will assist you in every step of the mounting process. A staghorn fern, piece of wood and all other materials are included in the cost.

     

    **  Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 24th. Space is limited and registration is required! You must pay in advance. Register in the store or by calling (215) 887 – 7500. **

  • DIY Kokedama
    2:00 pm-3:00 pm
    10/27/2018

    435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

    435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

    DIY Kokedama – $35


    Learn the art of Japanese hanging-string gardens. Based on a form of bonsai, these moss covered hanging orbs make wonderful living gifts. Cost includes; hands-on instruction, easy care houseplant and all materials. This is a very hands workshop, so be prepared to get messy!

     

    ** Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 24th. Space is limited and registration is required! You must pay in advance. Register in the store or by calling (215) 887 – 7500. **

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  • Mounting Staghorn Ferns
    11:00 am-12:00 pm
    10/28/2018

    435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

    435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

    Mounting Staghorn Ferns – $45


    Add a creative touch to your décor by incorporating a mounted staghorn fern! These impressive plants are sure to be a statement in your home! We will assist you in every step of the mounting process. A staghorn fern, piece of wood and all other materials are included in the cost.

     

    **  Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 24th. Space is limited and registration is required! You must pay in advance. Register in the store or by calling (215) 887 – 7500. **

  • DIY Kokedama
    2:00 pm-3:00 pm
    10/28/2018

    435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

    435 W Glenside Ave, Glenside, PA 19038, USA

    DIY Kokedama – $35


    Learn the art of Japanese hanging-string gardens. Based on a form of bonsai, these moss covered hanging orbs make wonderful living gifts. Cost includes; hands-on instruction, easy care houseplant and all materials. This is a very hands workshop, so be prepared to get messy!

     

    ** Please RSVP by Wednesday, October 24th. Space is limited and registration is required! You must pay in advance. Register in the store or by calling (215) 887 – 7500. **

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  • PHS: Green City Teachers Basic Training, Session #2
    5:30 pm-8:30 pm
    10/30/2018

    100 N. 20th Street, 1st Floor Philadelphia, PA 19103

    100 N. 20th Street, 1st Floor Philadelphia, PA 19103

    PHS: Green City Teachers Basic Training – $50


    PHS Green City Teachers is a 5-session course that uses experiential learning (yes, get your hands dirty!) to help teachers, educators, administrators, scout leaders, individuals, parents, gardeners, and informal educators gain the skills to integrate horticultural and environmental education into curricula, after-school programs, and service-learning projects. Topics include basic horticulture, food gardening, STEM in the garden, indoor gardening, and habitat gardens. For educators of pre-school, K- 12.  YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE A TEACHER, AND YOU DO NOT NEED TO WORK IN PHILADELPHIA to attend.

     

    Take-aways include lesson plans, lesson supplies, books, and plant material. After completing the course, participants are given the opportunity to apply for up to $500 worth of in-kind support for their chosen project. Come play with plants and get credit for it! Up to 15 hours of Act 48 credit are available for PA Public School teachers.

     

    This series runs October 23, 30, and November 6, 13 and 20.

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