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WE THE WEEDS presents ECSTATIC STICKS

WE THE WEEDS presents ECSTATIC STICKS: How to identify and appreciate plants in their dormant stage hosted by Temporary Services' "Self Reliance Library" Beneath the icy cloak of winter, Philadelphia plant life quietly hatches a plan for spring. Look closely at any stick, switch or branch, and you will see buds, nodes, scars, and other indicators of the lush and vibrant forms that lay ahead. Join WE THE WEEDS botanical arts duo Zya S. Levy and Kaitlin Pomerantz for a presentation and workshop on the exuberant, though latent, potential of the stick: a plant's final, woody appendage and storehouse for explosive new growth. This event will include an introduction to winter botany, hands-on stick anatomy and identification. Event will take place indoors.

Free and open to the public.


ABOUT WE THE WEEDS: 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. Past projects include ethnobotanical tours, art installations, culinary and sensory plant experiences, participatory science experiments, school and public outreach— all aimed at illuminating the uses, historical and cultural significances of spontaneous wild urban flora (weeds!). WE THE WEEDS has completed projects for Practice Gallery, the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, the Asian Arts Initiative, and was selected as a finalist for the Philly Stake Grant. Visit wetheweeds.tumblr.com to learn more.

For More Information: Kristin Hankins | [masked] |[masked]

https://www.facebook.com/events/404819539664152/

http://wetheweeds.tumblr.com/

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  • Tiffany R.

    Lovely Meetup!!! Was Good to see so many faces :) I really enjoyed the presentation. Nice way to beat the winter duldrums.

    February 24, 2014

  • Jed M.

    great presentation/workshop! sorry I couldn't stay for the whole thimg!

    February 23, 2014

  • meg

    It was a good start, but it didn't teach how to identify tress in general just the 8 trees we learned. Which is a good, but the trees we identified we're really useful for foraging purposes, unless you wanted to remember the trees location in the winter and follow them into the spring but that wasn't talked about. I would have loved have had them speak more on classify trees in general. The presenters were lovely, and I can tell they have a lot of knowledge. Thank you!

    February 23, 2014

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