Tuesday, June 14, 2011

U-City Launches Sustainability Saturdays

Locavores unite this Saturday, June 18, in West Philadelphia for the first in a series of four U- City Sustainability Saturday events. Every third Saturday, from now until September, Sustainability Saturdays will offer tours, urban farming activities, how-to workshops, beer and food events, and more. Most events are free, but a few are ticketed, so be sure to double check.

This Saturday will kick off the series with an entire day of “Grow it Yourself” activities. With the Clark Park Farmers Market, a self guided West Philly garden tour, a foraging for edible plants tour, an irrigating with storm water lesson, a farm to table trolley tour featuring Mid Atlantic Restaurant, an ice cream tour and tasting at Bartram Garden, a sustainable landscaping lesson, and a workshop on creating an urban homestead.

During the series, there will also be events like a West Philadelphia home brewing competition and workshop, a bee keeping and honey tasting, make your own worm composting bin workshop, Stoudts Brewery sustainable pig roast at City Taphouse, and a mead and soda fermentation workshop.

For complete details and the full summer lineup, visit University City’s website.

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