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Into the Weeds:

Book Launch

Saturday, March 16

2 – 3:30 pm

Members: $35

Non-members: $40

Join us in person at the Morris, or virtually, for the launch celebration of Into the Weeds, the latest book by Tama Matsuoka Wong. The program will include a peek inside of Into the Weeds, a botanical mocktail for all in-person participants, and a book signing (books, hot off the press, will be available for purchase).

Tama Matsuoka Wong is corporate lawyer, mother, and professional forager who finds and eats healthy ingredients growing in the wild. She collaborated with New York City’s renowned chef and restaurateur Eddie Leroux to create the book Foraged Flavor (2012), a field guide and cookbook. Tama draws on her heritage and her family’s Japanese and Chinese cultural traditions to inform her approach to foraging and cooking with the native and invasive plants in landscapes that surround us – a hobby turned passion turned business as she left the legal profession and started her company, Meadows and More.

Tama has been featured in many news outlets including CBS Sunday Morning, the New York Times, National Public Radio’s Science Friday, and Oprah. She has been nominated for a James Beard award, and gave a TEDx talk, “How I Did Less and Ate Better, Thanks to Weeds.”

“Though foraging is very new for a lot of people here, for many ancient traditions and cultures outside of the US, it’s normal. A lot of countries don’t even call it foraging because it’s just common sense. I was always foraging growing up, I just didn’t call it that. My mother is Chinese and she was born in Hawaii. She came from a culture that believes food is medicine.” — Tama Matsuoka Wong
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Virtual & In-Person

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Thursday, April 25 • 7 – 8:30 pm

In-Person Book Purchase & Signing

Saturday, April 27 • 10 am – 12 pm

Join us for a celebratory launch of the first-ever coffee table book on Philadelphia’s private gardens by author Nicole Juday!

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Get Ready for the Growing Season

Good Host Plants

Thursday, February 29

6 – 7:30 pm

In-Person & Virtual

Expert John Janick will introduce you to the best native plants for pollinators in our region.

Choosing the Right Native Tree for your Landscape

Tuesday, March 5 • 1 – 3 pm

Arborist Andrew Conboy will discuss what you need to know to help you choose the right native trees for your landscape.

Rose Care Basics and Pruning Demonstration

Saturday, March 9

10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Morris Rosarian Erin Conley will give an overview of rose care, followed by a pruning demonstration by the Philadelphia Rose Society and an opportunity for you to practice pruning.

Preparing Your Garden for Spring

Thursday, March 21 • 1 – 4 pm

Learn professional techniques and sustainable practices to get your garden off to the best possible start this spring with landscape designer Valerie Solitrin.

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