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Soil is an irreplaceable natural resource that affects plant selection and growth. Learn to maintain healthy soil; use compost, fertilizers, soilless and potting mixes, and other amendments. Discover how water cycles through a garden and affects soils and plants.
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Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Btwn Edens Exprsswy/Rt 41 & Green Bay Rd
Chicago, Illinois 60022 Glencoe, Suburbs
1000 Lake Cook Road
Btwn Edens Exprsswy/Rt 41 & Green Bay Rd
Chicago, Illinois 60022
The Learning Center is located in the Regenstein Learning Campus. (a five-minute walk from the parking lot).
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The Chicago Botanic Garden opened a little more than 40 years ago as a beautiful place to visit, and it has matured into one of the world's great living museums and conservation science centers. In 2013, one million people visited the Garden's 26 gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on...
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Discover the basics of sensible organic gardening. Find out how to build good soil, what you need to know about amendments and fertilizers, and tricks and tips for beautiful gardens, even in containers and tiny spaces. Learn about water-saving irrigation, how to start seeds and nurse them into healthy seedlings, and how to pick the best transplants...
Sunday Oct 4th, 3pm - 5pm Pacific Time(4 sessions)
If you want to become a birder, join this class to learn the basics. On Thursday, you will learn about binoculars, how to use a field guide, and the field marks used to identify common birds of the Chicago area. During the Saturday bird walk, try out your newly acquired skills. Bring binoculars if you have them. The first session of this class will...
Thursday Sep 24th, 6:30pm - 9pm Central Time(2 sessions)
Do you think you lack a green thumb? Do you have trouble keeping plants alive? Explore the captivating world of succulents. We will discuss needs and care techniques of common succulents and cactus, what succulence in plants really means, and other examples of low-maintenance arid plants. Note: This class will be taught online via Zoom. ...
Sunday Nov 8th, 12pm - 2pm Central Time
How to Love Your Houseplants: Choosing and Caring for Indoor Plants Learn how to match a plant's needs to your home's conditions to help you choose the right plant at the store. Then we’ll explore the basics of watering, feeding, and when to repot. You'll also learn how to propagate a few favorite plants to share, and how and when to move them...
Thursday Oct 1st, 6pm - 7:15pm Eastern Time
Minor bulbs are among the most useful groups of bulbs because they are excellent in naturalistic gardens and in ground cover plantings, and they provide a blanket of color amid emerging perennials in early spring. You will explore many varieties including those that are deer resistant. Note: This class will be taught online via Zoom. All registrations...
Friday Oct 2nd, 10am - 12pm Central Time
Juniper bonsai require unique care including soil type, feeding, pruning, and wiring. Learn the seasonal work and general care for one of the most common bonsai species used. Note: All registrations must be submitted online 2 days before your class starts. This class will be taught online via Zoom. Registered students will receive...
Wednesday Oct 14th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time
Building a great washpack on your farm site can help you increase efficiency and reduce waste while you process the bounty of a harvest. Learn about the materials, design, and construction process for Windy City Harvest farm sites all over the city. Season after season, we improve and refine our build strategy over multiple seasons so every...
Saturday Sep 26th, 10:30am - 3pm Central Time
This fall, take a walk in the Garden and learn to identify birds in their sometimes-confusing fall plumage. Earlier bird migration will highlight warblers, vireos, and flycatchers, while later ones will feature ducks, sparrows, and hawks. Dress for the weather and bring binoculars and a field guide if you have them.
Saturday Oct 3rd, 7:30am - 9am Central Time
Rediscover this wonderful, easy-to-grow perennial with the fragrance that takes you back to grandma’s garden. Discuss and demonstrate division, proper planting depth, and other cultural techniques for herbaceous and tree peonies. You will receive a bare root peony for your garden.
Tuesday Oct 13th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time
Master garden design theory and methods. Use your skills in design process, design language, graphics, research, and analysis as well as legal and regulatory responsibilities for estimating cost for site design. Develop critical and analytical skills through the interaction between your peers and instructor-mentors. A supply list will...
Wednesday Oct 14th, 6:30pm - 9pm Central Time(10 sessions)
Rosemary, bay leaves, thyme, basil, and oregano are staple herbs for cooks, and there are many more that are just as easy to grow. In summer, herbs attract pollinators and add fragrance to the garden, and in winter, they can brighten a kitchen counter or windowsill. Discover the joy of growing, harvesting, and using your own fresh herbs. This class...
Saturday Oct 24th, 10am - 12pm Central Time
Fall is a great time to start planning next year’s vegetable and herb gardens. Learn about soil preparation and tests, vegetable garden layouts, heirloom and modern cultivars, and when and how to plant for a continued, flavorful harvest.
Saturday Oct 24th, 1pm - 3pm Central Time
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Tuesday Nov 10th, 9am - 12pm Central Time
This course is designed as a comprehensive review of basic pruning practices for landscape professionals. The afternoon session consists of demonstrations in the field that illustrate the techniques discussed during the morning session. There will also be a review of pruning tools and equipment care. Please dress for the weather. Lunch is on...
Thursday Nov 12th, 9:30am - 3pm Central Time
This course is for individuals seriously considering or already in the process of aquaponic food production on a commercial scale. This course is a comprehensive look at the design and build-out of a system, water quality, controlled-environment growing, daily operations, and growing techniques. Instruction will include hands-on work and lectures....
Friday Nov 13th, 9am - 4pm Central Time(3 sessions)
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