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Succulents 101

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

Do you think you lack a green thumb? Do you have trouble keeping plants alive? Justin Schmitz will introduce you to the captivating world of succulents.  He will discuss the needs and care techniques of common succulents and cactus, explain what succulence in plants really means, and give other examples of low-maintenance arid plants.

Saturday Feb 15th, 12pm - 2pm

Snowman Family

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

Make a family of snowmen bundled up for a cold winters’ day. This 4- x 6-inch figurine is complete with four little snowmen wearing adorable winter accessories. Learn needle felting techniques and how to sculpt wool into fun and imaginative shapes.

Wednesday Dec 4th, 1pm - 4pm

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Basic Pruning for Homeowners

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

Winter is the best time to prune most trees and shrubs. Proper pruning is the key to maintaining plant health and shape. Learn techniques for dormant winter pruning, pruning principles for trees and shrubs, and the proper use of tools. A portion of the class will consist of outdoor demonstration and practice. Dress for the weather.

Saturday Dec 7th, 9am - 11:30am

Backstage Pass: Winter Floral Wonders

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

In the colder months, the Garden’s Greenhouses brim with poinsettias and other holiday plants of many hues. Learn about propagation techniques, greenhouse environmental and computer systems, watering and fertilizing equipment, and how the growing space is managed throughout the year.

Saturday Dec 14th, 9am - 11am

Permaculture Forest Gardener Series

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

This highly interactive Permaculture Forest Gardener course will introduce you to permaculture and teach you the basics of forest garden design through in-class lecture and hands-on projects. Learn how to transform your own yard, school, workplace or park into an edible forest garden.  Forest gardens are modeled after woodlands – planted...

Saturday Feb 8th, 9am - 12pm

  (9 sessions)
$460

9 sessions

Edible Wild Plants Certificate Course

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

Learn over 200 edible wild plants that grow in our bioregion through classroom, field and home study, but most importantly by eating or preparing recipes with them every class! You will receive an Edible Wild Plants Recipe book containing all of the recipes prepared by the instructor and students throughout the course and a printed certificate...

Saturday Feb 22nd, 9:30am - 3:30pm

  (10 sessions)
$830

10 sessions

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...

Sunday Mar 15th, 9am - 4pm

  (9 sessions)
$840

9 sessions

Willow Furniture Workshop: Bench

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

Natural willow furniture is the ideal rustic accent when you need a seat for that perfect spot in your garden or porch. Learn the basic techniques of making bent willow furniture and make a chair or a bench. Projects are large, so bring a vehicle that can accommodate them. Bring a hammer, hand pruners, and work gloves. No experience is necessary. Register...

Saturday Nov 2nd, 12pm - 5pm

Gentle Yoga and Meditation

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

All levels of fitness and experience are welcome in this class, which will include meditative movement and contemplative stillness. We will focus on the breath and relieving stress. 

Wednesday Jan 15th, 9:30am - 10:30am

  (10 sessions)
$195

10 sessions

Tai Chi, Xing Yi, and Ba Qua Deep Study

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

Explore an ancient practice of soft, internal, and intentional forms as you focus on single movements. If you have taken the advanced beginner, intermediate, or advanced classes at the Garden, this class is appropriate for you. Dress for the weather.

Saturday Jan 18th, 7:45am - 8:45am

  (7 sessions)
$195

7 sessions

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Forest Therapy Wellness Walk

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

Take time to improve your health, reduce your stress, and experience pleasure while on a guided leisurely walk in nature on the farm. This is time to nurture yourself, to relax, engage your senses, and bathe in the pleasures of your surroundings. On these wellness walks you will be introduced to fun, deep ways of connecting with nature that can dramatically...

Thursday Oct 24th, 9am - 10:30am

Gentle Yoga

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

Gentle yoga is less strenuous than other yoga forms, and is ideal for those who seek restorative practice without physical strain. Move through a series of yoga poses and breathing exercises designed and adapted for you to experience tranquil relaxation. All are welcome. Come and enjoy a sense of peace and balance.

Monday Jan 13th, 9am - 10am

  (10 sessions)
$195

10 sessions

Tai Chi For Beginners: Sun-Style

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

Sun-style is the most modern form of tai chi, known for flowing movements and gentle postures. You can take this class many times to build a strong foundation while you practice and learn beginner-level, therapeutic stances. No previous tai chi experience is required. Class locations vary and will be held outdoors when weather permits. Please refer...

Tuesday Jan 14th, 8am - 9am

  (10 sessions)
$195

10 sessions

Tai Chi For Beginners: Yang-Style

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

Tai chi from the Yang style is a beautiful, slow-moving meditation in motion. You can take this class many times to build a strong foundation while you practice and learn these beginner-level stances. No previous tai chi experience is required. Class locations vary and will be held outdoors when weather permits. Please refer to the tai chi sign in...

Tuesday Jan 14th, 9:15am - 10:15am

  (10 sessions)
$195

10 sessions

Tai Chi: Advanced Yang-Style

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

Tai chi from the Yang style is a beautiful, slow-moving meditation in motion. This course continues with in-depth study of the Yang style for students who have completed the intermediate class and feel comfortable advancing. Some qigong exercises, such as the Eight Pieces of Brocade, will also be practiced. Class locations vary and will be held outdoors...

Wednesday Jan 15th, 9:15am - 10:15am

  (10 sessions)
$195

10 sessions

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