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Fall is the perfect time to plant trees and shrubs and this class will provide you the information you need to start or add to your permaculture forest garden this year. Tonight, you will learn about the multipurpose functions our canopy layer trees can provide in our forest gardens. You will also learn about different harvests we can glean from our canopy layer plants. Enjoy a tea made from some of these trees in class, and learn how to make your own delicious, nutty, hickory syrup at home.
This series of three classes on the forest garden canopy layer will give you everything you need to know to create an abundant, well-integrated shrub support system. Take one or take them all!
October 15, 2019
Nuts, Nitrogen Fixers & Evergreens + Seed Saving 101: Learn some of the amazing nut producing trees we can grow here and what forest garden plants to install with them. Also, you will learn some seed saving tips and techniques, which is an important way to grow abundance and savings!
October 22, 2019
Fruits 1: Stone Fruit, Selection and Care + Pruning 101: Peaches, Cherries, Plums, Nectarines – YUM! If you are going to grow fruit trees you also need to learn how to prune, so in this class you will learn and practice the basics of pruning to keep your trees productive and healthy.
October 29, 2019
Fruit Trees 2: Natives and Non-Stone Fruit + Biological Management: In this class you will learn about some of the delicious food producing and useful native trees that we can grow in our area. Also, when you garden intensively you need to learn the proper strategies for keeping pests at bay, so after learning about some of the critters you need to keep an eye open for you will learn how to make a natural spray to keep your
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The Resiliency Institute
10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd
At McDonald Farm
Naperville, Illinois 60565 Naperville, Suburbs
10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd
At McDonald Farm
Naperville, Illinois 60565
We are located on The Conservation Foundation's McDonald Farm in south Naperville. There is a long driveway on the north side of Knoch Knolls Road a 1/2 mile from Ring Road. Entrance to the parking area is to the right of the driveway just before the driveway circles.
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The Resiliency Institute is a non-profit educational organization transforming the suburbs into resilient permaculture communities prepared for economic, social and environmental change. We are using permaculture education and design to grow food security, build the local economy, increase biodiversity,...
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Want to turn your apartment into a jungle? In this class you will learn the basics of “right plant, right place” to keep your plants happy and thriving! Plant care essentials such as watering and weekly care will be discussed along with a potting demo and plenty of Q&A time to address your specific questions. Participants will receive an email...
Thursday Dec 3rd, 5:30pm - 7:15pm Eastern Time
With smaller spaces for landscape plants, there is a need for smaller plants. This class will cover both conifers and deciduous plants that are suitable for small landscapes and rooftop gardens. Note: This class will be taught online via Zoom. All registrations must be submitted online two days before your class starts. Registered...
Tuesday Dec 1st, 6pm - 8pm Central Time
Whether you are a first time plant owner, or are looking to expand your knowledge of your existing collection, Houseplants 101 will give you the know-how and guidance for improving the life of your plants. Learn the do's and don'ts of indoor plants. Instructor Tassy de Give, author of Rooted in Design, will discuss how to choose the right...
Tuesday Dec 8th, 7pm - 8pm Pacific Time
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Understand how the qualities of soil affect the overall productivity of plants and make sustainable gardening practices possible. Practical application of theory is stressed. Topics include soil formation, physical properties of soil, soil-water relationships,...
Tuesday Jan 12th, 10am - 12pm Eastern Time(6 sessions)
Soil is a dynamic, living organism and the very foundation of sustainable horticulture and agriculture. This course focuses on the texture, structure, density, and color of different soils and the dynamic relationship that exists among soil, water, and plants. Learn irrigation and drainage techniques and explore how soil, organic matter, and microbiology...
Tuesday Jan 19th, 2pm - 5pm Eastern Time(7 sessions)
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Designed for students who want a user–friendly introduction to plant science, this course surveys the major groups of plants—flowering plants, conifers, ferns, and bryophytes—focusing on plant form and structure. Learn about the relationships between appearance...
Monday Jan 11th, 10:30am - 12:30pm Eastern Time(8 sessions)
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