On Saturday, June 24th head for the Historic Newlin Grist Mill where there are 4 cool events plus blooming gardens, fishing, hiking and more!

Newlin Grist Mill's garden project began in 2013 as a way to create additional habitat for often-overlooked wildlife and native pollinators like butterflies, moths, hummingbirds, bees, flies, beetles, and skippers.

Newlin is a certified Monarch Waystation and participates
 in Monarch Watch’s tagging program for the study  of

population migration.
Each garden is full of plants native to southeastern Pennsylvania, and all provide important food and shelter for native pollinators.

In addition, Newlin Grist Mill uses the gardens to promote native pollinator conservation and education.

They've also partnered with Yards Brewing Company to provide nectar plants for honeybees, as they face declines brought on by heavy pesticide use and reduced wildflower diversity.

Make a Day of it on June 24th!  
There's a Bird Walk - Woodturning Demo - Pond Life Activity and a Global Dinner Fundraiser to renovate their Water Wheel.

Ruffle a Few Feathers at the Bird Walk - 8-10am -- FREE -- meet at the Visitors Center 
Newlin has teamed up with Wild Birds Unlimited of Concordville to help you explore the wonderful world of bird life. A naturalist will lead you through the 160-acre park, introducing you to both year-round residents and migratory birds.

Learn about Woodturning! 10am-3pm -- FREE
Explore historic skills and trades at the "History at Work" woodturning demonstration by Rick Shuman.  This is the craft of using the wood lathe with hand-held tools to cut a shape that is symmetrical around the axis of rotation. Like the potter's wheel, the wood lathe is a simple mechanism which can generate a variety of forms including tool handles, lamps, Christmas ornaments, chessmen, baseball bats and hollow forms such as urns or sculptures. Great for all ages.

This Month's Pop-Up Naturalist event is "Pond Life"  1-5pm -- FREE
Newlin's staff naturalist is setting up a 'Pop-Up Naturalist tent at one of Newlin's Ponds where you'll learn all about the flora and fauna through fun activities, demonstrations, games and crafts.

Don't Miss Newlin's 'Grains of the World Dinner.' 
6pm-8pm -- $45pp, must be 21 or older and advance registration is required.
This is a tasty chance to help Newlin raise funds to rebuild their waterwheel, which powers this working 1704 Grist Mill. Celebrate two thousand years of global cuisine with a multi-course meal, to include:

  • 3-Grain Salad, Spanish-style Tapas
  • Barley & Vegetable Soup, Corn Cakes
  • Chicken & Pasta, Risotto
  • Selections of Breads and a Dessert Sampler
  • Each course is accompanied by specially-selected beverages. 

LOCATION: IN THE BRANDYWINE
219 Cheyney Rd
Glen Mills, PA 19342
NewlinGristMill.org