When: Sunday, March 18, 2018
Where: East Bradford Township Building, 666 Copeland School Road, West Chester, PA 19380
Who: Any interested gardener!
Cost: $10 per person, space is limited, pre-registration is recommended – deadline 3/17/18.  Register at:
Sponsor: Master Gardeners of Chester County and the Penn State Extension

Want to add edible plants to your landscape but don’t know how to begin? Or maybe you are an advanced gardener and you would like to learn more? Then join us for a presentation on growing edibles from artichokes to zucchini, apples to watermelons and everything in between! Whether you just want to incorporate edibles into your ornamental landscape or you prefer to have a specialty vegetable garden, we can offer information and tips to help you have a positive garden experience. Bring along your questions so we can help you plan for an edible garden in your landscape!  Space is limited; register early so you aren’t disappointed.



When:  Saturday, April 7, 2018, 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Where: Strode’s Mill Barn (parking will be at the Strode’s Mill Gallery lot, 1000 Lenape Road, Rt. 52, West Chester, PA 19382).
Who: Anyone – all ages
Cost: Free

What to know: Volunteer your power and help us beautify the grounds around the historic Strode’s Mill Barn. Volunteers will spend two hours trimming back invasive vegetation, picking up trash, and improving the appearance of the property that surrounds the stone barn. Most tools will be provided but please bring loppers if you have them. Refreshments will be provided. Please park at the Strode’s Mill Gallery parking lot, 1000 Lenape Road, West Chester, PA 19382, just south of the Gallery. We will meet and organize at the parking lot.

What to bring/wear: Comfortable hiking or work boots; work gloves; outdoor-appropriate attire. Tools and refreshments will be provided. Please bring loppers if you have them.

Please Pre-Register so we know how many people to expect at

Township contact:  Rich Phifer, Director of Property & Recreation, 610-436-5108 ex 108,



When:  Sunday, May 6, 2017 at 2:00 pm
Where:  Mt. Bradford Preserve, 921 Sconnelltown Road, West Chester, PA 19382
Who:  Everyone is welcome to participate; participants will enjoy a hike of approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours of easy to moderate difficulty on dirt trails.
Cost:  $10 per person, $20 per family or group up to 4 people
Pre Registration is required, space is limited.  Please mail a check made payable to East Bradford Township, 666 Copeland School Road, West Chester, PA 19380.  Please include your email address for updates.

What to Know:  Join us as we talk and walk through the woods and meadows at the Mt. Bradford Preserve. As we walk, we will check out many wild edible plants and systematically walk you through the identification process. Aside from pointing out some common wild edibles, we will talk about the basics of safe foraging. This workshop will focus on common, safe, and easy to identify edibles that you can find in your own backyard! Participants will enjoy a hike of approximately 1 ½ to 2 hours of easy to moderate difficulty on dirt trails.

What to bring/wear: Comfortable hiking boots or walking shoes for dirt trails; outdoor-appropriate attire; water bottle and snack. Mt. Bradford Preserve does not have any rest room facilities.

Our Presenter: Dylan DeVlieger is a Philadelphia-based farmer and forager with a background in fine art.  From helping in his family’s garden as a child, to growing vegetables professionally in Delaware County, Dylan has been gardening for as long as he can remember. Currently Dylan is the Head Farmer for PHS’s Farm (Pennsylvania Horticultural Society) for the City. Prior to working for PHS, he was the field supervisor at Red Hill Farm, a 130 member CSA Farm owned by the Sisters of Saint Francis. Aside from growing vegetables, Dylan is an active wildcrafter. He is excited about plant diversity and the unending possibilities that working with plants provides. Dylan is passionate about the intersection of art, horticulture, and social and environmental justice.



When:  Saturday, June 16, 2018 with a 4:00 pm race start time.
Where:  Paradise Farm Camps, 1300 Valley Creek Road, Downingtown, PA 19335
Who:  Everyone is welcome to participate!
Cost:  $25 – 5 mile trail race; $20 – 1.5 mile fun hike
Registration:  :

The 7th Annual Trail Blazer Run in support of East Bradford Township’s public trails program is sponsored by Victory Brewing Co. and will take place on the beautiful and private grounds (600 acres) of Paradise Farm Camps.  Participants may choose to run in the competitive and challenging 5-mile run or may opt to embark on the less demanding 1.5-mile family fun hike which is a great for young kinds and families looking for a fun afternoon to spend together outdoors for a great cause!  All participants will receive a free been (root beer for minors) from Victory Brewing Co. who will be sponsoring the post-race party which will feature live music plus food for purchase.  Participants will receive a race t-shirt, gift bag, unique race memento, and opportunity to win a door prize with registration.  Prizes and awards will be given to the top three finishers by age group, male and female.