1. TOMORROW! 4-6pm at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education

     
  2. Join us TOMORROW, Saturday July 12th at 10AM, for a VINES WALK of the SCEE premises! Help us harvest invasive vines for our Schuylkill Center sculpture, and learn about their histories, uses, and lore. A very special BOTANICAL SANDWICH will be served. :) More info HERE. 

     
  3. Vines on the mind! Our latest project will involve creating a woven sculpture using invasive vines that expresses plant migrations throughout history— the peril and the promise of it all. Check out our introductory blog post on the Schuylkill Center’s site! http://www.schuylkillcenter.org/blog/gazing-upwards-to-see-backwards-a-look-at-local-vines-and-their-origins/

     

  4. WE THE WEEDS NEW PROJECT!

    Come learn about our latest project— a woven sculpture made from invasive vines— tonight at the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education’s Land Lab Kick-off Party! 

    http://www.schuylkillcenter.org/blog/event/landlab-kick-off-party/

    Spend First Friday with LandLab and meet our resident artists Jake Beckman, Leslie Birch, Maggie Mills, B.H. Mills, Marguerita Hagan, and We The Weeds, a collaboration of artist Kaitlin Pomerantz and botanist Zya Levy. At this residency kick-off party, you’ll have a chance to preview the artists’ projects and learn how you can engage with their work over the course of the residency.

    We’ll have food, wine, spirits donated from Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction, live music from Honey and the Sting, a showcase of the artists’ work, and a preview of the works in progress.

     

  5. A well-written little diddy from ART ATTACK PHILLY! Ode to STICKS! 
     
  6. WTW’s Kaitlin Pomerantz is teaching an after-school environmental arts class on the Schuylkill River for kids 10-14 this spring. Sign all yer little pals up, here: http://markwardplayground.com/a2o.html 

     
  7. Very cool day at Temporary Services’ Self Reliance Library talking about sticks! With uses ranging from fire-starting, tree-grafting, shelter-building, weapons, marshmallow roasting, guessing the future/finding the truth/finding water (divining and dousing)— we came to the conclusion that sticks are pretty amazing little appendages. We also came to the conclusion that if you know what to look for in a stick— bud scars, bundle scars, lenticles, pith, cambium, buds— you’ll have a good shot of appreciating the fact that even in the dead of winter, nature is doing some splendid things… 

    So, here’s to ecstatic spring blooms from those ecstatic sticks!

    Thanks again to Philadelphia Mural Arts and Pafa for hosting, and for all our stick-loving attendees for coming out and growing and sharing your knowledge! 

     
  8. COME LEARN ABOUT SOME STICKS TODAY (and get this free poster)

    Sunday, February 23rd, 2PM at PAFA

     
  9. WE THE WEEDS first winter event! Hosted by the awesome collective TEMPORARY SERVICES

     
  10. (Source: alonelyhunter)

     
  11. This summer’s seed-dispersing mural is finally a-bloom! 

    https://muralarts.org/interact/blog/seeds-change-revisited

    Kaitlin Pomerantz, 2013

    Philadelphia Mural Arts 

     
  12. "Neighborhood Nature" two-block mural treatment on Warren Street between 52nd and 53rd Streets is finally COMPLETE!!! Stay tuned for more photos and a dedication ceremony date! Thanks again to the students of Mastery Charter Shoemaker Campus and the Conestoga neighborhood for incredible help, enthusiasm and support!!! And to the City of Philadelphia Mural Arts Program for making this happen!  :) :) :) 

    "Neighborhood Nature", 2013

    © Kaitlin Pomerantz/We the Weeds + Philadelphia Mural Arts

    (Source: alonelyhunter)

     
  13. Nice little weeds walk this Sunday in Kensington for Pile of Bricks newest art show, ME + EARTH!

    We looked at 10 different weeds growing in one square block! Pokeweed, pigweed, lamb’s quarters, Japanese hops, burrdock, dandilion, mugwort, old man’s beard, devil’s beggarsticks, and dogbane!

    Thanks y’all for coming out. 

     
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  15. WE THE WEEDS Kensington Fall WEEDS WALK on Sunday, November 17th at 2pm! For the opening weekend of PILE OF BRICKS’ new show, ME AND EARTH !http://www.pileofbricks.org/#!upcoming/c1t44