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The Organic Vegetable Garden in Spring

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

Learn about early-season vegetables that thrive in the cool spring temperatures. Discuss and practice early-season bed preparation, seed sowing, and harvesting techniques.

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$40

Hands-on Cooking: Substantial Salads

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

New! Fresh and filling, salads make for easy spring entertaining. In this cooking class, you will prepare four different hearty, main-course salads: Israeli couscous with tuna spicy shrimp avocado salad sesame chicken noodle salad with plums antipasto pasta salad.  Alcohol will be served in this class; participants must be 21 years...

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$112

Photographing in Natural Light

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

Photographers often find themselves in a situation where flash photography is not allowed, or where artificial light disturbs the honesty of a photo. Learn techniques that use natural light from available sources to capture realistic and untouched images. The School’s CEUs=12 hours

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$290

4 sessions

Composition

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

Students at all levels will learn the components of fine botanical composition in this studio class. Students will explore composition, design, and execution.

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$298

6 sessions

Hands-on Cooking: Indian High Tea

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

Learn to make mouthwatering Indian street food and chai tea in this cooking class, featuring vegetarian snack recipes that are perfect for parties.  Make a delicious platter of vegetable pakoras: tomatoes, onions, mushrooms, and spinach dipped in gram (chickpea) flour to make crunchy fritters. Complete the party spread with masala chai, a must-have...

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$75

Principles of Garden Design

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

Apply knowledge and skills developed in previous design courses to understand spatial properties of landscape materials and their application to design principles. Weekly discussions and projects will emphasize the components of three-dimensional spaces and how they can refine concept design plans and construction-level drawings. A supply list will...

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$562

10 sessions

Bonsai Air Layering Workshop

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

Air layering on a bonsai forces a tree or branch to form new roots at a certain point by interrupting the stream of nutrients from the existing root system. Air layering is used for reducing the length of a trunk, growing a better nebari (root flare or surface roots), or selecting a branch to be grown as a separate tree.  Please bring a tree...

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$49

Demonstration Cooking: Whole Grains

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

Adding whole grains to your diet helps create a healthier you. In this cooking class, discover techniques to incorporate whole wheat flour and other fiber-and vitamin-rich ingredients to your meals.  Learn to make: Waldorf salad with steel cut oats and mushroom-barley-cashew burgers. Take home a portion of morning glory muffins.

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$56

Perennial Planting Design

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

Discover how to transform a landscape with perennials. Focus on the selection, design, and installation of herbaceous perennials in the midwestern landscape. Apply the principles of garden design, including combinations, seasonal color, and layout, to enhance your overall garden design.  Prerequisite: Previous garden design coursework or experience...

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$349

6 sessions

Creating Photographic Series

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

Join us for an introduction to the various approaches to creating a photographic series. The second session will be a discussion of your series plans to help you refine and create a compelling series of work. After taking time to independently work on the series idea formulated within class, we'll meet again for a final share, critique, and refinement...

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$290

3 sessions

New Camera Workshop

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

Did you receive a camera as a gift recently? Is your camera still sitting in the box? This workshop will help you set up your camera and cover its basic operations. With hands-on instruction, you’ll learn the basics of camera operation. To get the most out of the class, you should own a digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera, mirrorless camera,...

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$119

2 sessions

Designing the Shade Garden

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

A garden shaded by trees or buildings is often a challenge for the gardener who is faced with low light levels, tree roots, and soil that is often dry. This class provides solutions and ideas for artful plantings that can help you create effective combinations that consider color, texture, and form.

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$40

Plants for Containers and Rooftops

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

Gardening on roofs and balconies is increasingly popular. Some plants struggle and others thrive. Plants can be exposed to a hot, dry, and windy environment. Come and learn which plants do best under these difficult conditions. Dress for the weather, as a Garden walk is included. The School’s CEUs=2 hours OPC elective

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$64

Designing the Sunny Border

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

The well-designed border wears a combination of perennials, annuals, and shrubs that provide three seasons of color and winter interest. This class will discuss how to artfully combine plants with an emphasis on the use of color, texture, and form. Whether you are a new gardener or have an established border that could use updating, this class is for...

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$40

Gardening Techniques: Session C

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

Students will be introduced to professional gardening through a combination of lecture and hands-on activities. They will focus on acquiring solid gardening skills, learning a variety of techniques, and developing the ability to determine best practices.  Prerequisite: Botany 1.  A supply list will be sent with your confirmation. Please...

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$312

6 sessions

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