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Plants From Cuttings

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

Propagating plants by using cuttings is an economical and exciting way to supply plants for the garden. Learn how to propagate annuals, perennials, and even woody plants from cuttings. Cathy Thomas will discuss timing, supplies, and the environment needed, and demonstrate techniques to help you achieve success. Note: Please refer to this Map...

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$39

Dwarf Plants for Small Spaces

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

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.

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$64

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Growing Heirloom Apples

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

Learn the value of heirloom apples from one of the preeminent apple experts in the country. Dan Bussey, a modern-day Johnny Appleseed, will describe the variety of apples you can grow in backyards and urban environments. Heirloom apples offer a wider variety of tastes than most commonly found grocery varieties and are easy to grow. For the adventurous,...

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$39

Backstage: Secrets of the Garden Wall

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

The Garden Wall and Berm zips by in a flash for drivers on the Edens Expressway, yet there is so much more to appreciate. Tour this highly visible, yet virtually inaccessible, jewel in the crown of the Chicago Botanic Garden.  Join us and discover the secret gardens along the mile-long Garden Wall.

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$39

Permaculture Plants – Vines, Groundcovers, 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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$35

Deciduous Trees Walks

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

Learn to identify more than 50 large deciduous trees, gain a greater understanding of the multitude of functions they serve in gardens and the landscape, and discover the wonders they offer year-round. Develop your ability to identify trees using their buds, bark, and habit, in addition to leaf shape and other characteristics.  OPC, PGL 1, PGL...

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$337

13 sessions

Food Forest Design Workshop

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

Full Course Title: The Sustainable Edible Garden: Food Forest Design Workshop Turn your yard into a sustainable, edible landscape using the design principles of permaculture. Permaculture is a holistic approach to edible gardening that echoes the ways plants grow in nature, such as using perennials, choosing plants that grow well together, and working...

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$224

2 sessions

Ferns for the Chicago Region

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

One of the most elegant and useful plants in the outdoor landscape is the fern. Most gardeners don’t realize that there is a fairly large number of hardy species and an enormous variety of garden cultivars in a myriad of sizes, forms, and textures that can be used in the Chicago area.  In addition, there are a number of mutations that provide...

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$64

Starting Seeds Indoors

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

Seed starting is a highly rewarding and fun activity as you plant your seeds then watch them come to life. Learn how to set up a simple indoor system for producing high-quality seedlings year-round. This class will cover all the basics including the easiest plants to begin with, seed selection, seedling containers, growing media, light stands, watering...

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$49

Seed Cleaning and Storing Workshop

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

Learn how to process wet and dry seeded crops as well as requirements for seed storage from Seed Savers Exchange’s Seed House field manager, Rochelle Wiedenhoeft and field crew leader, Korbin Paul. The workshop will cover techniques for both small- and medium-scale seed productions, and will demonstrate cleaning methods on a variety of crop types...

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$39

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Succulent Wreath

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

Create a living wreath of succulent plants for your home or outdoors. You will fill a wire wreath frame with moss complete with succulent cuttings that root in the wreath. This will be a small but full wreath that can be used as a tabletop arrangement or as an outdoor decoration for a door or fence and will last for years, given proper care. Please...

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$129

Composting

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

Compost is a valuable soil amendment, and making it provides a great way to recycle abundant yard and food wastes. Even with limited or no yard space, you can produce surprisingly large quantities of your own high-quality compost. Join Bill Shores as he explains the composting process, how to choose and handle materials, ways to fit composting into...

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$37

Overview of Plant Propagation

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

Come and learn about how plants are reproduced. We will cover seed and cutting propagation and how and why plants are grafted and the easy method of layering plants.

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$74

Mulching for Healthy Soils

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

Healthy, robust soils are the cornerstone of a successful garden. The simplest and most effective way to build healthy soils is through the proper uses of mulches as a soil amendment. We will go over the benefits of mulch, different types of mulches for various garden situations, sources for mulches, and methods for producing your own high-quality...

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$39

Creating Colorful Combinations

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

Summer is just around the corner, and summer is the time for color. This class presents the many ways plants can be combined and mixed to enhance the color in your garden beds and container gardens. Learn how plants provide color not only from their flowers, but from foliage as well. Discover how to use the trendy black, gold, silver, variegated,...

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$39
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