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There are so many ways to celebrate the Community Read in our region. Below is a complete calendar listing of events at Longwood Gardens and our Community Read partner organizations.

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May 30

The Intertwined Lives of Man and Trees, 9:00 am

Presented by: Brandywine Conservancy
Free, for Conservancy members only
Location: Laurels Preserve
Inspired by Braiding Sweetgrass, a Brandywine-sponsored event to celebrate the teachings of plants and our relationship to the natural world. Join us for a fun and informational tree identification walk at the Laurels. Along the way we'll talk about the many uses humans have for different tree species and how we are giving back to the plants that provide us so much. For Conservancy members only. To register please e-mail Laura Olds Schmidt at lschmidt@brandywine.org or call at 610.388.8386.

June 3

Plein Air Painting at the Preserves, 9:00 am to Dusk

Presented by: Brandywine Conservancy
$10 per person
Location: Laurels Preserve
Inspired by Braiding Sweetgrass, a Brandywine-sponsored event to celebrate the teachings of plants and our relationship to the natural world. Calling all artists! Spend a day painting outdoors, drawing inspiration from Brandywine’s beautiful nature preserves. $10 per person. To register please e-mail Laura Olds Schmidt at lschmidt@brandywine.org or call at 610.388.8386.

JUNE 10

Plein Air Painting at the Preserves, 9:00 am to Dusk

Presented by: Brandywine Conservancy
$10 per person
Location: Waterloo Mills Preserve
Inspired by Braiding Sweetgrass, a Brandywine-sponsored event to celebrate the teachings of plants and our relationship to the natural world. Calling all artists! Spend a day painting outdoors, drawing inspiration from Brandywine’s beautiful nature preserves. $10 per person. To register please e-mail Laura Olds Schmidt at lschmidt@brandywine.org or call at 610.388.8386.

June 13

Wisdom of the Elders, 9:30 - 11:30 am

Presented by: Mt. Cuba Center
Fee: $20.00
Location: Mt. Cuba Center, 3120 Barley Mill Road, Hockessin, DE 19707
Indian turnip, eye medicine, war paint - Native Americans depended on plants for food, clothing, shelter, medicine, and religious ceremony. Discover some traditional uses of native plants by both Native Americans and early colonists as we stroll the garden during the transition of spring into summer.
To register, please click here. You may also call (302) 239-8807 or email education@mtcubacenter.org.