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Building Your Own Beehive Workshop

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Build your own beehives and save money. We will discuss shortcuts and equipment associated with building your own hive. Participants will practice by making a take-home beehive project. Focus is on Langstroth-style hives but will apply to Top Bar and Warre styles as well.

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$89

Ellyn's Fall Garden Walk

at The Resiliency Institute - Naperville 10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd, Naperville, Illinois 60565

Join Ellyn, The Resiliency Institute’s Bioregional Herbalism instructor, on a fall garden walk as she shares her journey and lessons learned restoring 2 acres of woodlands/wetland.   Learn the uses and growing requirements of the many native high-value medicinal and edible plants like: Jewelweed, Joe Pye weed, Blue Lobelia, Goldenrod,...

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$25

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Gleaning for Good – Serviceberries

at The Resiliency Institute - Naperville 408 Travelaire Avenue, Illinois City, Illinois 60565

Join us as we glean serviceberries to share with hungry families in the community. As we harvest, we will teach you the benefits of gleaning, how to harvest serviceberries, and how you can use this tasty and highly nutritious fruit in recipes. Gleaning for Good is a pilot project we are launching in collaboration with The Gardenworks Project to develop...

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Free

Tropicals as Ornamentals in the Midwest Landscape

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Using tropical plants in the landscape is no longer a fad. They are becoming staples, adding a tropical punch to summer borders and containers. Discover what is available to you, important plant care tips, and how to effectively incorporate them into the landscape.  A walking tour is included. The School’s CEUs=3 hours

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$74

Roses Well-Suited for the Chicago Region

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Find out which roses will offer your garden interest without worry. The class will look at rose culture, insect and disease control, pruning, and some roses that work in the Chicago area. Please dress for the weather. The School’s CEUs =3 hours

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$74

Learning About Lilium

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Learn about the amazing Lilium genus, from the mid-May turk’s caps to the mid-August tigers. We will cover some of the hardiest and most beautiful varieties for the Chicago area. This class reviews Lilium divisions, their care, and best design use. The last portion of class is a Garden walk to observe foliage, maintenance, placement, and companions....

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$74

Introduction to Moth Identification and Ecology

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60022

There are more than ten times as many species of moths as butterflies, and moths are important pollinators. Through lecture and fieldwork, you will discover some of the moths that affect your vegetable gardens, lawns, and flower beds. You will learn moth identification and ecology. Since moths are mostly nocturnal, be prepared for a late night. Please...

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$59

Advanced Bioregional Herbalism Series

at The Resiliency Institute - Naperville 10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd, Naperville, Illinois 60565

Advanced Bioregional Herbalism will deepen your understanding of body systems and their associated ailments, grow your materia medica, and expand your personal apothecary. Spend time deepening personal intuition and connection with herbal plants during regular sit spot and plant communication time. This course sets you on the path to pursue a certificate...

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$1,000

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Invasive Plant Species: ID and Control

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Invasive plants, including some ornamental favorites, are threatening the region’s native plants and ecosystems. Understanding the process of invasion is the first step to preventing further spread. Learn the characteristics of invasive plant species and their ecological impacts. Explore the horticulture industry’s role and what we can do to alleviate...

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$74

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Trees and Shrubs with Winter Interest

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

The long winter season doesn't mean your landscape can't be attractive and interesting. Colorful fruits and bark stand out in the gray skies. Winter is a good time to look at the branching habit and shape of plants. Take this class to learn about the trees and shrubs that add interesting form, color, and texture to the winter landscape. Weather...

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$64

Our Garden: Dwarf Conifer and Waterfall Garden

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Join Tom Weaver and learn about two unique areas of the Garden. His presentation will highlight the spring, summer, and fall interest of these areas and will be followed by a Garden walk showing how gardens can be gorgeous even as plants are going to bed for the season This course will feature herbaceous and woody plants grown for their year-round...

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$39

Persimmons: Tree to Treat (hands-on)

at The Resiliency Institute - Naperville 612 Staunton Rd, Naperville, Illinois 60565

Pat Armstrong, our Edible Wild Plants instructor, is hosting a persimmon harvest gathering at her home in south Naperville. As a group work together to harvest persimmons, process them, and cook up a delicious batch of persimmon pudding with real whipped cream – YUM!  This will be a fun hands-on day with learning, conversation and dessert.What...

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$40

Permablitz Ferry Forest Garden

at The Resiliency Institute - Naperville 30W060 Ferry Road, Naperville, Illinois 60563

Come Permablitz with us as we prepare the Ferry Forest Garden for planting perennials. The sheet mulching killed the grass, but created a welcome home for a variety of weeds. Help us hand pull, dig out, mow down, and experiment with some weed barrier techniques to get things under control before planting perennials on June 12th.  A Permablitz...

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Free

Fall Annuals: Foliage & Flowers

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

There is still time to add color and texture to your garden using annuals that will last through the beginning of winter. Learn about old favorites such as pansies and kale, as well as new or overlooked varieties that will enhance your garden. We will also discuss fall clean-up methods, bed maintenance, and overwintering practices. A walking tour will...

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$39

How to Establish and Manage the Best Pollinator Habitat

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Having access to high-quality habitat that offers nutritious forage for the health and success of pollinators is essential. This class will provide specific information about how to select plant species to include in pollinator plantings, how to establish the plantings, and how to manage pollinator habitat. Provide nutritious forage for honeybees,...

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$37
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