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Discover Ornamental Grasses

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

You will learn to add these attractive yet undemanding selections of Ornamental Grasses to your home landscape.   They have gained great favor due to their adaptability to many garden conditions, as well as their ornamental features. They reliably bloom in Summer, adding unique texture to the garden; later, they provide winter interest. A Garden...

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$39

Introduction to Permaculture

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

Dip your toes into the world of permaculture and open your eyes to its application to our suburban environment. This class will offer you a clearer understanding of how this ethics and nature based design method is used to create sustainable systems for daily living, land and community. You will begin to understand how we can meet our human needs while...

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$25

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The Value of Pollinators

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

Learn the important role pollinators play as indicators of our environmental health and as factors in agricultural success. Explore the role of honeybees in commercial pollination.  The midwestern landscape has experienced many changes in the last decade, which have affected a wide range of wildlife including monarch butterflies, native pollinators,...

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$37

Organic Lawn Care

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

Want a beautiful lawn without using chemicals? Join us as we discuss safe, effective, nontoxic practices for creating and maintaining a healthy lawn. Topics will include turf culture, proper mowing, aerating, watering, and fertilizing. Gain all the tools needed to become competent at managing your lawn in an environmentally friendly way. 

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$37

Backstage Pass: The Garden Greenhouses

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

The Garden Wall and Berm zips by in a flash for drivers on the Edens Expressway. Yet there is so much to see out there, horticulturally speaking. Now you have the opportunity to join a select few to tour this highly visible, yet virtually inaccessible, jewel in the crown of the Chicago Botanic Garden. Did you know that this wall is more than a mile...

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$37

Permablitz (Hands-On)

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

A Permablitz is a volunteer event for people to learn about permaculture while working on a project. These events are fun community experiences where new people connect, our combined efforts achieve faster results, and we enjoy good food, conversation, and a job well done.  All of our projects use volunteer labor, material donations, and in-kind...

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Shrub Selection Basics

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

Is it time to add a new shrub to your garden? Not sure how to get started? Learn what to look for when selecting the right shrub. We’ll discuss the specific characteristics of several shrubs that require less maintenance, while adding visual interest to your garden.  Class will be at the Seminar Room

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$37

Starting from Seed

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

Starting plants from seed is both interesting and relatively easy! This course covers all elements of starting both annuals (flowers and vegetables) and perennials from seed. The discussion includes plant selection, containers, planting mixes, watering, heating, lighting, and disease control. This is a must for beginners and a good review for the experienced...

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$45

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Social Impacts of Sustainability

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

Simple ideas can have big impact. Topics will include the reduced crime in tree-lined areas; cleaner air and reduced storm water runoff; planted areas filtering waste that enters the soil, reducing groundwater pollution; and community movements for green spaces and habitat development.  Note: This class is part of the Introduction to Sustainability...

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$74

The Great Divide

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

In this discussion and demonstration class, you will learn how to divide plants and pick up propagation tips and techniques through the help of Rachel Catlett.  Fall is a great time to divide most perennial plants, a winning proposition for all involved. The plants are happier and will respond with great vigor the following spring, you gain more...

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$37

Bonsai: Intermediate-The Next Step

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

If you understand the basic concepts of bonsai and want to further your understanding and technical skills, this class is for you.  Each session in this six-week course includes a brief lecture, hands-on experience with your trees, and a review and critique of work done in each session.

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$299

6 sessions

Success with Warm-Season Veggies

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

Summer planting aims for a harvest of juicy tomatoes, succulent squash, pungent peppers, crispy cucumbers, and bowls of beans. Learn how to plant and care for these popular warm-season edibles and others so you can have a successful harvest.

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$39

Winter Woody Plant Identification

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

We generally use leaves and foliage to identify plants. But what about deciduous trees and shrubs that only have leaves for six months out of the year? During the dormant season, we can still correctly identify plants by using the buds, bark, and habit. Take this class to learn how to identify common trees and shrubs in the dormant season. A...

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$74

Sustainable Gardening Practices

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

One of the most important aspects to keeping a healthy wildlife habitat is to follow sustainable gardening practices in order to eradicate chemical use and over-fertilizing, while maintaining a balanced ecosystem. Chemical use has been shown to harm beneficial insects and butterflies, fungicides can affect fruit that birds and ground critters eat,...

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$74

Places to Raise Young

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

A tree, a tall bush, and thorny thickets are great places to make nests for all kinds of wildlife. We know the awe in finding a robin’s nest with the tiny blue eggs and how vulnerable it makes us feel. Having places for butterflies and moths to create cocoons and emerge on early summer mornings is easy to accomplish. Understand the elements needed...

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$74
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