Saturday, June 15, 2024

​10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pennypacker Mills

5 Haldeman Road

Schwenksville, PA 19473


The Friends of Pennypacker Mills, in collaboration with the Penn State Extension Master Gardeners, are hosting a Pollinator Party at the historic site to kick off World Pollinator Week.

Speakers - In the Classroom Building:

  • 10:00 AM – 11:00 AMPlease Eat My Plants: Caterpillar Appreciation and Support - Kristi Wenrich, Montgomery County Master Gardener
  • 11:00 AM – 12:00 PMHoneybees: How Can I Help? - Scott Famous, Creator and Chairperson Queen Cell Improvement Program; beekeeper for Pennypacker Mills
  • 1:00 PM – 2:00 PMGardening for Native Bees - Pam Reich, Montgomery County Master Gardener
  • 2:00 PM – 3:00 PMHow to Make Your Garden Pollinator Friendly - Thom Mrazik, Montgomery County Master Gardener

Tree Walks with arborist Andrew Conboy - starting from the parking lot, near the entrance to the mansion walkway.

  • 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Master Gardeners' Information Tables(On the mansion porch):

  • Bluebirds 
  • Pollinators (emphasis on bats and bees)
  • Native Fruiting Trees for Birds
  • Pollinator Information
  • Butterflies
  • General Information Table
  • Children's Activities

Crafters from our Annual Craft Marketplace (under the tents) (some will have craft opportunities for children):

  • Frances Aponte - NUTTY AUNT - Jewelry, resin and vinyl key chains, mugs.
  • Jill Fielding - ARTISAN GLASS & DECOR - Decorative and functional items of glass.
  • Randi Golub - CIGAR BOX PAPER ARTS - Upcycled tins and decorative items using vintage paper.
  • Emily Jackson - EMBELLISHMENTS BY EJ - wreaths, ornaments, wine glass charms.
  • Deborah Jorgenson - THE CHEF'S DUDS BY DEB - Aprons for adults & children; embroidered pillowcases; kitchen accessories.
  • Diane Lawrence - MAM MADE STITCHERY - Crochet & fleece items.
  • Ruth Raisner - MY SISTER'S BAGS - Fabric bags, totes and buckets.
  • Amanda Schantz - INFINITY WARRIOR DESIGNS - Variety of art and small items.
  • Steve Staurowsky - ORNAMENTAL ANVIL ARTS - Forged metal items including flowers, crosses, candle holders and more.
  • Tanner Sweeney - DEEP CREEK GLASSWORX - Blown glass items.
  • Jayne Viggiano - GREEN GIFTS COMPANY - Flowerpots embellished with recycled ceramic pieces.

Additional Information:

  • Look for the Friends' information table on the front porch.
  • The Friends also will have children's crafts available under the tents.
  • The Fitzwater Station food truck and Rita's Water Ice​ will be there!
  • Admission and parking are FREE!
  • Email info@friendsppm.org with questions.