Did you know that the ginkgo tree, one of Philadelphia's most commonly planted street tree species, is laden with food and medicine? While it is revered by some, it's probably best known for its reputation as the "stinko ginkgo", with fruits that drop to the ground in Autumn and smell unpleasant to humans as they get crushed under cars and feet. Join The Philadelphia Orchard Project and Eco-Enthusiast Robyn Mello at Grumblethorpe for an afternoon exploring, harvesting, and celebrating one of the oldest tree species on the planet, roasting fresh gingko nuts to transform them into food and creating tinctures of their leaves for medicinal use!
If possible, bring gloves, a bucket, a paper bag, and a 16-oz glass jar with a lid.
Accessibility notes: This class will be held outdoors. Entrance to the workshop is ground level and over an old brick pathway that has some uneven patches. In the event of inclement weather, we may move indoors to a small classroom, the entrance to which is up two old stone stairs.
** This series is offered on SLIDING SCALE $5-20. This enables POP to make these learning opportunities accessible to our community, support community facilitators, and provide materials. Please select the level that best reflects your means. Thank you! **
About the Facilitator:
Robyn Mello is owner of Edenspore, LLC, a multifaceted business and life project incorporating original music, ecological design, herbalism, wellness, and permaculture education. She is perpetually seeking new knowledge, language, and modalities for understanding the world and all its creatures. She hopes to someday grow up to be an American Persimmon tree in a protected forest.
Grumblethorpe Historic House and Gardens
5269 Germantown Ave
Philadelphia, PA 19144-19144
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