Join botanical arts team WE THE WEEDS (Zya Levy and Kaitlin Pomerantz) for an exploratory trek through the ruins of Fort Mifflin-- a decommissioned Revolutionary War fort, and site of Hidden City artists Nieditz and Webber's "Ruins at High Battery" project. Learn the basics of botanical taxonomy and plant identification by discovering the names, uses and histories of the spontaneous urban vegetation (weeds!) growing throughout this abandoned industrial landscape. The walk will conclude with a Revolutionary War-era botanical cordial. Suitable walking shoes and a sense of adventure required; specimen observation tools (baggies, magnifying glass, etc.) may be useful.
WE THE WEEDS: WE THE WEEDS is a botanical arts and outreach project aimed at expanding knowledge of the wild plants of Philadelphia, headed by artist Kaitlin Pomerantz and botanist Zya Levy. The project encompasses a variety of artistic interventions highlighting the presence of the natural world within the manmade landscape. Learn more at: wetheweeds.tumblr.com