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5 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day in Philly This Year

By Abby Dupes | April 7, 2021 |

On the 22nd, go green by celebrating our planet with these events.


Cooking Class With 12th Street Catering
Join Executive Chef of 12th Street Catering Adam DeLosso live through Zoom as he teaches viewers how to make a delectable feast for two in the comfort of their kitchen. In honor of Earth Day, the vegetarian menu utilizes ingredients from the locally-based urban farm and non-profit Urban Creators, with a portion of the proceeds donated to the organization. Included in the ticket price, kits filled with necessary components to create dishes such as asparagus ribbon toast and savory harissa roasted heirloom carrots are available for pick up or delivery. Apr. 21, 6:30pm, 215.386.8595,

Volunteer at Bartram’s Garden
Donate your time to one of Philadelphia’s most prolific and exquisite displays of nature. Bartram’s Garden is seeking volunteers on Earth Day to assist in the beautification and debris removal at the expansive 50-acre site as well as the neighboring Schuylkill River waterfront. After the deep-cleaning extravaganza is complete, participants are invited to leisurely stroll the newly refreshed grounds, admire their contributions to the environment and regard the fully-blossomed fauna. Apr. 22, 9:30am 12:30pm, 5400 Lindbergh Blvd., 215.729.5281,

Wildflower and Lenni-Lenape Reflections at Wissahickon
Lead by ecological expert and founder of the LandHealth Institute Scott Quitel, this sunset tour explores the bubbling springs, rock-filled mountains and ephemeral spring wildflowers like trout lily, bloodroot, trillium and violet that are scattered throughout the Wissahickon area. Relish in meditative moments at Council Rock, at the base of the Teedyuscung statue, modeled after the eponymous leader of the Lenni Lenape. While at the peak point, a brief discussion of the Lenni Lenape’s regard for the planet and land ethics will be held. Apr. 22, 3:00pm – 5:00pm, Forbidden Dr., 267.571.5750,

Flower Design Workshop at Valley Green Inn
In collaboration with Main Line’s Cheryl Ann Floral Design, the historic and charming Valley Green Inn is inviting Philadelphians to conceptualize their perfect spring bloom masterpiece. On the whimsically adorned outdoor patio bordering a lively creek, guests will learn how to clip, place and pair in-season stems from designer Cheryl Ann and her seasoned staff while they savor delicious bites and beverages. For nature novices, floral care instructions and gardening tools will be provided before ending the night. Apr. 22, 6:30pm., Valley Green Rd., 610.397.0777,

Sustainably Dine at Vedge
For those who are seeking an upscale method of contributing to a greener environment, an eco-conscious dinner reservation is a solution. At James Beard-nominated Chefs Rich Landau and Kate Jacoby’s Center City eatery, low carbon footprint foods are the name of the game. Inventive vegan and vegetarian creations like the smoked eggplant braciole and triple chocolate cheesecake with dark chicory crust make eating green simple and delicious. 1221 Locust St., 215.320.7500,


Photography by: Photo by Noah Buscher