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"We The Weeds" Wild Plant Trek & Botanical Cordial! ($5 at door)

Join botanical arts team WE THE WEEDS (Zya Levy and Kaitlin Pomerantz) for an exploratory trek through the ruins of Fort Mifflin-- a decommissioned army fort from the Revolutionary War, and site of Hidden City artists Nieditz and Webber's "Ruins at High Battery" project. Pay $5 at door.

Learn the basics of botanical taxonomy and plant identification by discovering the names, uses and histories of the spontaneous urban vegetation (weeds!) growing throughout this abandoned industrial landscape. The walk will conclude with a Revolutionary War-era botanical cordial. Suitable walking shoes and a sense of adventure required; specimen observation tools (baggies, magnifying glass, etc.) may be useful.

WE THE WEEDS is a botanical arts and outreach project aimed at expanding knowledge of the wild plants of Philadelphia, headed by artist Kaitlin Pomerantz and botanist Zya Levy. The project encompasses a variety of artistic interventions highlighting the presence of the natural world within the manmade landscape.  Learn more at: or email [masked]

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  • Sarah M.

    It was a lot of fun. It was a big group, and I thought Zya and Kaitlyn did a fine job of leading us. I was happy to meet some new folks (and some new plants!) and see others I knew.

    June 18, 2013

  • Lynn L.

    Zya and Kaitlin did a great job. And the location was wonderful giving us a chance to see marsh plants close-up. I'll be leading a tour there in the near future.

    June 17, 2013

  • Joann

    I thought the content was very well done!! Really enjoyed it...

    June 17, 2013

  • Esther

    I missed my turn. When I did arrive I could n't. Tell who was in the group. Buy stayed and took a few pictures.

    June 16, 2013

  • qarton

    any one driving through philly that could give me a ride?

    June 15, 2013

    • Lynn L.

      I can. email me at [masked]

      June 15, 2013

  • Marlene

    regrets, gotta do this father's day thing...

    June 15, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, family duties have cropped up so I will be unable to attend.

    June 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I hope to be able to make it - sounds interesting!

    June 6, 2013

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