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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...

Tuesday Apr 2nd, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (6 sessions)
$349

6 sessions

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.

Wednesday Apr 3rd, 11am - 12:30pm

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...

Wednesday Apr 3rd, 6pm - 9pm

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...

Wednesday Apr 3rd, 6:30pm - 9pm

  (10 sessions)
$562

10 sessions

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

Thursday Apr 4th, 9am - 12pm

  (4 sessions)
$290

4 sessions

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.

Saturday Apr 6th, 9am - 11am

Learn How to Make Goat Milk Soap

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

Learn to make small-batch artisan goat milk soap. Learn the old-fashioned cold-process method, using farm-fresh goat milk and organic, sustainable vegetable oil and essential oils. Take home a bar of this mild, moisturizing, chemical-free soap.

Saturday Apr 6th, 1pm - 3pm

Edible Landscapes Featuring Containers

at Chicago Botanic Garden - North Lawndale 3555 Ogden Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60623

Transform a small space into a beautiful and functional garden. This class will show you the best practices for keeping edible and ornamental plants happy and healthy in your container garden. It includes hands-on work and an informative lecture with plenty of time for questions.

Saturday May 4th, 10:30am - 4:30pm

Photography Techniques: Proper Lenses

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

During this seminar, students will learn the differences among focal lengths of lenses and how to select the appropriate lens for each particular subject. Other topics include matching the lens to the light level, depth of field, and how to obtain maximum image sharpness, as well as using the hyperfocal length setting with manual focus. The School’s...

Sunday Apr 7th, 9am - 12pm

Demonstration Cooking: Umami

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

Explore bold ingredients that add umami, the savory fifth taste, to your meals. In this cooking class, learn recipes and techniques to prepare: Spinach salad with warm bacon mushroom dressing Flank steak with bloody mary relish Cornbread panzanella with squash Miso caramel sauce, a portion of which you will take home.

Sunday Apr 7th, 12pm - 1:30pm

Gentle Yoga

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

A series of yoga poses and breathing exercises designed and adapted for a tranquil, relaxing yoga experience. In this course, we will take a gentle, restorative approach to the practice. All students are welcome. Come and enjoy a sense of peace and balance. For all sessions, wear comfortable clothing (sweats, shorts, or yoga pants) with socks or bare...

Monday Apr 8th, 9am - 10am

  (10 sessions)
$194

10 sessions

Rejuvenated Jewelry

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

Inspired by the little treasures you save and love, we will cleverly combine old and new elements to create spectacular jewelry. Bring your special and sentimental keepsakes, single earrings, buttons, charms, chains, family photos, and found objects and let Bonnie Arkin inspire your creativity.  You will learn to solder, wire wrap, and string....

Tuesday May 7th, 9:30am - 11:30am

  (8 sessions)
$239

8 sessions

Tai Chi For Beginners: Sun-Style

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

This course will introduce students to Sun-style tai chi chuan with a few Yang-style concepts as well. Sun-style is the most modern form of tai chi and the movements are very gentle in nature. We will focus on basic principles to improve your balance and relaxation, and also increase your range of motion and reduce stress. This class of gentle movements...

Tuesday Apr 9th, 8am - 9am

  (10 sessions)
$194

10 sessions

Yoga Flow Intermediate

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

The Yoga Flow series combines movement linked to the breath, working the body, and engaging the mind. This is a more exhilarating, challenging Flow series for students who have taken Beginner Flow or have comparable experience.

Tuesday Apr 9th, 8am - 9am

  (10 sessions)
$194

10 sessions

Tai Chi For Beginners: Yang-Style

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

This course will introduce students to Yang-style tai chi chuan with a few Sun-style concepts as well. Tai chi from the Yang family is a beautiful, slow-moving meditation in motion. We will focus on basic principles to improve your balance and relaxation, and also increase your range of motion and reduce stress. This class of gentle movements is recommended...

Tuesday Apr 9th, 9:15am - 10:15am

  (10 sessions)
$194

10 sessions

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