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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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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

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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

Permaculture Design Certificate Course

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

The Permaculture Design Certificate course is a training program that utilizes the teachings of Bill Mollison’s Permaculture Design System. The goal is for you to achieve a basic working understanding in ecologically-based planning, site design, and management. Over three weekends (4-4-3) you will be taught the core permaculture ethics, principles,...

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$1,350

11 sessions

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Positive Economic Impacts for our Landscape

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

Learn how sustainable practices can help your wallet with a reduced water bill and less equipment to own. Green roofs extend the life of roofing materials and reduce heating/cooling costs with plants, and the reuse of plants and materials on-site reduces unnecessary expenses. Note: This class is part of the Introduction to Sustainability...

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$74

Personalized Natural Perfume Workshop

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

Create a personalized natural aroma at this beginner-level workshop while learning about plant origins and distillation. Sample fragrant oils will be provided from around the world, including American clary sage, Egyptian jasmine, French lavender, Italian bergamot, and more. Choose a unique combination of oils for the instructor to blend into your...

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$74

Seeds: Crunch and Flavor Punch

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

As part of our Seed Swap weekend, sign up for this class, which shows how seeds can add both texture and taste to recipes. Brush up on your knife skills, and learn proper techniques for a variety of kitchen tools, including a digital scale, food processor, and a spice grinder. Take home both a batch of Spicy Sprinkle topping as well as the recipe for...

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$50

New Ideas from English Gardens

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

Wake up next year’s beds and borders with new ideas from across the pond. This lecture takes a peek at design techniques and plant combinations from contemporary gardens as different as the Eden Project and Thames Barrier Park.  Take inspiration from new designers at the Chelsea Flower Show to the horticulturists responsible for breathing new...

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$66

Bucktown Fiesta in Rick Bayless' Garden and Restaurant

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

Be part of an unforgettable, behind-the-scenes experience. We’ll start the morning by touring chef and host of the PBS television show Mexico—One Plate a ta Time Rick Bayless’s private organic garden with his professional gardener, Bill Shores. This 800-square-foot production garden not only supplies fresh herbs and vegetables to their restaurants...

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$199

Lake & Pond: Controlling Erosion and Enhancing Habitat

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

Seeing too much algae, muddy water, and shoreline erosion at your clients’ property? Creating resilient and ecologically functional landscapes along urban lakes and ponds can be a difficult challenge for landscape designers and installation contractors. Over the past 15 years, the Garden has added a half million native plants along our shorelines....

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$59

WCH: Local Food Business

at Chicago Botanic Garden - North Lawndale 3555 Ogden Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60623

This course is intended for aspiring urban-agriculture entrepreneurs who are launching or planning to launch a local foods business. The course has been designed for those practicing sustainable urban agriculturalists who want to produce vegetable crops and agricultural products for sale in commercial markets. Course content has been developed in partnership...

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$600

20 sessions

Introduction to Summer Plant Identification

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

Before you eat those leaves, flowers, and berries make sure they are edible! In this class you will learn the basics of edible wild plant identification focusing on plants found during the summer season. You will learn plant terminology, proper use of tools, and discover what parts of the plant help to identify it. Please bring a lupe (8x) magnifying...

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$25

Sup on Shrubs – Fall Edible Wild Plants course

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

Learn over 70 edible wild plants that you can forage in the fall during this five week course that includes both classroom instruction and field trips. Prepare food with what you forage and share with the class. This course is part of our Edible Wild Plant Certificate Program, so with just three additional courses and passing exam scores you can join...

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$140

5 sessions

Feast on Flowers – Summer Edible Wild Plants

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

Summer is such an amazing time of abundance. Feast on Flowers, the summer Edible Wild Plants Certificate course, will focus on the many leafy herbs, flowers and fruits available this time of year, primarily in the Bean, Goosefoot, Mint and Rose families. Students will learn to identify more than 70 edible wild plants that can be harvested and eaten...

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$160

6 sessions

Gardening Techniques: Session D

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

Learn tips and techniques used by professional gardeners through a combination of lecture and hands-on activities. Acquire solid gardening skills, learn a variety of techniques, and determine best management practices in the field of horticulture. Gain applicable skills in plant selection, perennial and annual care and maintenance, pruning techniques,...

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$312

6 sessions

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