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Introduction to Sustainability

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

Learn how environmental, economic, and social sustainability affect the green industry. Discussions will cover the concepts of sustainability and the role horticulture can play in enhancing the sustainable movement.  Note: This class is part of the Introduction to Sustainability series The School’s CEUs=0.3 OPC elective

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$74

Unusual and Underused Annuals

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

Tired of the same old annuals? Join the grower of all of the Chicago Botanic Garden’s annual displays, for a discussion and colorful demonstration of many different and rare annuals for our gardens and containers. Learn about the proper cultural requirements and other secrets of success to make these plants star in your garden. Class will also explain...

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$39

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Deck and Rooftop Gardens

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

Learn how to turn your deck or rooftop space into an attractive and highly productive growing space.  Course Description: Deck and rooftop gardens include everything from small container gardens to more extensive built-in spaces. We will discuss all the basics to get you off to a great start including container choices, growing media and fertility,...

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$39

Queen Rearing

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

Learn how to multiply stock that successfully overwinters and produces well. Course Description: We will go over the biology and different methods of queen rearing and try your hand at grafting.  This class is geared toward the advanced beekeeper. Participants will go home with supplies to help them start raising their own queens.

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$69

Growing Tomatoes

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

Tomatoes are one of the most popular vegetables grown by gardeners. Discover techniques that will help you grow the juiciest tomatoes. You’ll learn how to prune, stake them, and care for the plants for the most abundant harvest. Included in the fee, you’ll receive three tomato plants for your own garden. Part of the class will be outside, weather...

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$59

Bioregional Herbalism Series

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 Saturday class, discover 3-4...

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$1,005

9 sessions

Growing Peppers

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

There are plenty of peppers, from sweet and vibrant to exceptionally hot, that you can grow for salads, salsas, and more. Discover what pepper plants need and how to care for them for a super harvest. You’ll also receive three pepper plants for your garden. Part of the class will be outside, weather permitting, so please dress accordingly.

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$59

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Magnolias for the Midwest

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

This class will cover the breadth of magnolias that can be successfully grown in the upper Midwest. It will cover ornamental attributes, cultural requirements, how to use magnolias in designs and how to propagate magnolias. The class will cover old favorites as well as the newest and most exciting cultivars and species. The School’s CEUs = 2 hou...

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$64

Tulip Tutorial

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

Did you know that there are more than 15 divisions of Tulipa, including more than 3,000 cultivars? Discover the diversity of this popular mainstay of the spring garden. Learn how to select varieties to enhance any garden style and how to consider the bloom sequence to design more effectively. Cultural requirements are also discussed. The School’s...

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$64

Pansy Baskets

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

In this popular workshop, make two moss-lined wire baskets filled with pansies and other spring beauties to brighten your porch or patio. Pansies can withstand cool spring temperatures and provide an early splash of color in your garden.  Note:  Please bring gloves.  All other materials are provided.

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$74

Tea 101: Getting to Know Tea

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

In this course, you'll learn the basics of the second most consumed beverage on earth after water—tea. We'll cover how tea is grown and harvested and how the leaves are processed into the many styles of tea on the market today. You'll then get a chance to try each of the six types of tea. Tony Gebely has been studying tea for more than ten ...

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$45

Business of Gardening

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

Have you ever dreamed of owning your own business? Learn from a former Chicago Botanic Garden certificate program student who started 15 years ago and now has two successful, profitable companies.  This course will teach you what you need to know to form your company, estimate to make a profit, marketing and advertising and much more. Everything...

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$287

6 sessions

The Thorny Side of Roses: Pests and Diseases

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

Roses are universally loved, but pests and diseases can temper the excitement of even the most passionate rose enthusiast. Tom Soulsby will review common rose pests and diseases and share tips with you on diagnosis and control. He will also dig deeper into how prevention, proper garden maintenance, and plant selection are the best first steps toward...

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$39

Preparing Roses for Winter

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

Now is the time to start putting your roses to bed for the winter. Join Tom Soulsby and learn about the degrees of cold tolerance and the proper way to protect various types of roses. Grandiflora, floribunda, hybrid tea, shrub, miniature, and climbing roses will be discussed. A portion of the class will consist of outdoor demonstrations and hands-on...

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$39

WCH: Edible Landscaping

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Lower West Side 2800 S Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60608

This course is intended for aspiring urban agriculture entrepreneurs and individuals who are interested in learning best practice edible landscaping techniques. The course has been designed for individuals who already have a firm foundation in sustainable urban growing techniques. This course will combine classroom and hands-on work to prepare students...

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$600

10 sessions

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