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Hawaiian Plants

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

Explore native tropical fauna, indigenous peoples, and how culture is tied to horticulture. Take a glimpse into the ancient Hawaiian way of life by touching on topics such as island biology, native agriculture systems, Hawaiian legends, and the importance of plants to the native Hawaiian’s culture. 

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$65

Growing a Cook's Garden

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

If you have a spot in your garden, balcony, or deck that receives more than six hours of direct sunlight, you can grow fresh herbs and vegetables. We’ll cover how to grow the best essential ingredients for your kitchen: tomatoes, onions, peppers, squash, garlic, and leafy greens.  In this class, you’ll learn the basics of soil preparation,...

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$40

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Root Over Rock Bonsai

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

Root over rock is a unique and naturally occurring event in nature. Tree roots attach to rock and continue to grow as the tree ages. In this workshop, we will attach a tree to a rock so the roots will take hold. A tree and a rock are provided; each student will leave the workshop having taken the first and most important step in the process.  A...

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$120

Beyond Rosemary, Basil and Thyme

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

Explore recipes, stories, and how-to tutorials for incorporating herbs into every aspect of your daily life. Discover unusual herbs, how to grow them, ways to use them, and interesting facts about these fascinating plants. The instructor will share 45 years of experience growing, selling, and living with herbs from her book, Beyond Rosemary, Basil,...

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$40

Living Pansy Wreath Workshop

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

Welcome the arrival of spring with a pansy wreath to brighten your front door. In this class you will create a lush, colorful living wreath by planting a moss-lined wire frame with pansies and ivy. Wreath care options will also be discussed. Please bring an apron, rubber gloves, and scissors. 

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$89

Pruning Principles

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

Learning the correct technique for pruning is key to maintaining healthy plants. Tim Johnson will introduce you to the principles of pruning, including proper tool use, techniques for pruning trees and shrubs, and the best time to prune both evergreen and deciduous plants. He will also display a variety of good tools for pruning.

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$40

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Growing Unusual and Uncommon Herbs

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Go beyond the ordinary and add variety to your garden with unusual and interesting herbs. Besides favorites, such as basil, mint, rosemary, oregano, and thyme, there’s so much more to explore! In this program, expert herb-grower and author Theresa Mieseler will: Share the many reasons to grow herbs and explain where fragrances in plants come...

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$34

Growing Using and Storing Herbs

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

This class looks at what you'll need to successfully grow a variety of herbs in a sunny place in the ground, on a patio, or on a deck. You'll learn what is needed to grow healthy plants, how and when to harvest them, how to store them, and how to use them.

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$40

The Orchid and the Pot

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

Join us for a discussion of orchid cultural requirements, focusing on the orchid root system and the importance of proper potting. Discover what makes a good potting mix, how to pot for different growing conditions and how to troubleshoot poor growth, a lack of flowers, and dying leaves. It’s all in the roots! A tour of the Orchid Show is includ...

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$40

Transformation in the Garden: Growing Organic

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Full Course Title: Transformation in the Garden: Growing Organic for Today and Tomorrow   Organic edible gardening is more than a hobby -- it’s also a way of life. In this workshop, learn how organic gardening can change how we see the world, and how we can respond to changes in climate and our local environment  through organic...

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$46

Permaculture Plants: Fungi

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

Finally a class to learn about the permaculture plants used in edible forest gardens and food forests. Begin to integrate these plants into your own garden. In this class, you'll explore the lower layers of a permaculture forest garden - fungi, groundcovers, and vines! Permaculture edible forest gardens typically consist of at least seven layers -...

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$45

Design a Spring Container

at The Morton Arboretum - Lisle 4100 Illinois Rte 53, Lisle, Illinois 60532

Design an attractive spring container with hardy plants that will bring color to any outdoor space. Learn optimal plant combinations, secrets of color and texture, successful planting techniques, how to prune and edit… and more! Great for beginners and experienced gardeners alike--use this opportunity to make the mess in our classroom and have the...

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$57

Bioregional Herbalism Course

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

Bioregional Herbalism is a pathway to natural wellness. Discover how to engage with bioregional plants as allies and develop personal intuition and connection. Learn the basics of body systems, herbal terminology, and common herbal preparations with a focus on nourishment, wellness, prevention and support. During each Sunday class, discover several...

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$840

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Propagating Local Bees

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

Learn techniques on how to avoid buying bees for your apiary every spring. We will cover how to select good stock to start your hive, easy ways to make a few queens to propagate stock that winters in your area, and how to make splits from your own bees to increase hive counts or replace dead colonies.

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$40

Poisonous Mushrooms of Illinois

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

Along with the many edible mushrooms dotting our Illinois landscape, our woodlands, flood plains, ravine communities, and even our own backyards often contain poisonous mushrooms. Get introduced not only to mushrooms that can make you very sick and those that are deadly, but also to the various toxins these mushrooms contain.

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$65
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