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Hike & Write: A Special Program Series with Poet Bobbi Buchanan

Bobbi Buchanan

Bernheim is thrilled to introduce a new program series with author, Bobbi Buchanan. Her guidance will inspire you to use nature as your guide for creativity. Bobbi Buchanan is the author of Tiny Little Beauty, forthcoming from Finishing Line Press in June 2016, and Listen: Essays on Living the Good Life (Ginkgo Leaf Press, 2013). She is the … [Read more]

Vanishing Acts: Big-Leaf Mahogany

Big-Leaf Mahogany

Big-Leaf Mahogany, Swietenia macrophylla, is native to Central and South America, growing from southern Mexico to north-central Bolivia. The Big-Leaf Mahogany is a massive timber tree which can attain heights of 100 to 130 feet while having a circumference of nearly 15 feet. For over five hundred years this tree has been sought after for its … [Read more]

Vanishing Acts: Pau Brasil

Pau Brasil

The Pau Brasil tree, Caesalpinia echinata, the namesake for Brazil, is native only to Brazil’s Atlantic coastal forest, and has strong cultural ties to Brazil’s social and economic history. This tropical or subtropical tree grows to a height of 40, with a trunk diameter of more than 2 feet. The trunk is the tree’s most valuable characteristic, and … [Read more]

Bernheim Welcomes Artist in Residence, Eileen Neff

Leaf Wall, from Travelling Into View, Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, 2015. (Installation photograph by Karen Mauch Photography)

Bernheim is pleased to welcome painter and installation artist, Eileen Neff, who arrived in May and will continue her stay through June. While here, she will explore the natural geography and plant life in the region.  “…Having formally studied painting before photography, and poetry before painting, I consider the ideas and boundaries between … [Read more]

1,416 Tree Huggers Help Bernheim Set New World Record

Tom Block, Isaac Bernheim's Great Grandson and current Bernheim Trustee, Dr. Mark Wourms, Bernheim Executive Director, and Kurt Mason, Bernheim Trustee hug a tree on June 4 as part of the Bernheim Big Tree Hug Challenge

Saturday, June 4 was one for the record books! 1,416 tree huggers turned out for the Bernheim Big Tree Hug Challenge. That means we now hold the world record for the most people hugging trees at the same time in the same place. We’re submitting the results to Guinness, who will soon make it official, but we can’t thank the community enough. … [Read more]

Making History at Isaac’s Café: Specials June 6-9.

6-6-16 Special sandwich

If you were here for the Big Tree Hug Challenge on Saturday, you helped us make history (the unoffical number is 1,416, pending Guinness verification). Thank you! In our own small way, we became part of something bigger than ourselves. The world will know that something special happened at Bernheim on Saturday, June 4th, 2016 and you were part of … [Read more]