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Botany 2

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

How do seeds germinate and develop into mature plants? How do plants move water up through their roots to their topmost branches? This course will explore such subjects as the plant cell, anatomy and growth of roots, stems, and leaves, photosynthesis, and the symbiotic association of plant roots with beneficial fungi and bacteria.  Prerequisite...

Monday Nov 4th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (12 sessions)
$349

12 sessions

Demonstration Cooking: Root Vegetables

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

Rhapsodize for root vegetables at this lunchtime demonstration cooking class featuring seasonal vegetables with notes for harvesting or selecting at the store, preparation tips, and basic cooking methods to celebrate the bright colors, unique textures, and fresh tastes. Enjoy autumn tabbouleh, Indian spiced roast potatoes and parsnips, and celeriac...

Tuesday Nov 5th, 11am - 12:30pm

Weeping Trees: Small and Large

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

Most people know the weeping willow tree, but it’s not the only weeping form of a tree. Many species of shade trees, conifers, and several shrubs have weeping forms. Through a lecture and Garden walk, explore various sizes of weeping trees and weeping shrubs. Dress for the weather. 

Tuesday Nov 5th, 6pm - 8pm

Cutting Back Perennials

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

Many perennial plants need pruning before winter hits. Learn which plants to cut back and the best methods and tools. After a brief indoor introduction, head outside for a hands-on demonstration. A portion of the class will consist of outdoor demonstration and practice.  Dress for the weather and bring gloves.

Wednesday Nov 6th, 10am - 11am

Photo Adventures in the Greenhouses

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

Explore the texture, pattern, and color in the Garden’s three distinct greenhouse environments through photography. Discover new ways to use the elements of composition for both large and small-scale subjects in addition to discussing the best camera settings for the each greenhouse.

Thursday Nov 7th, 8am - 11am

  (4 sessions)
$290

4 sessions

Hands-on Cooking: Greek Party

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

Explore Greek flavors and ingredients in this fun cooking class. You will prepare and enjoy vegetarian moussaka, country salad, lamb meatballs with tzatziki, and swordfish skewers with ouzo bbq sauce. Learn to use phyllo dough to make an apple baklava. Alcohol will be served in this class.

Thursday Nov 7th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Aquaponics Intensive

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

This course is for individuals seriously considering or already in the process of aquaponic food production on a commercial scale. This three-day course is a comprehensive look at the design and build-out of a system, water quality, controlled environment growing, daily operations and growing techniques. Instruction will include hands-on work and lectures....

Friday Nov 8th, 8:30am - 4:30pm

  (3 sessions)
$950

3 sessions

Advanced Landscape Photography

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

With your foundational knowledge of technical basics—correct exposure, filtration, and sharpness, concentrate on using composition and aesthetic design to convey meaning and emotion in landscape photography. Learn how technique affects the aesthetics of the image—for example, using filtration to enhance the mood of a scene rather than simply to...

Friday Nov 8th, 9:30am - 3:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$562

4 sessions

Prairie Flowers for the Home Garden

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

If you have a sunny spot in your garden, you can create a butterfly and pollinator habitat with many native prairie plants. This class will look at a dozen easy-to-grow natives and native cultivars that provide bloom from early summer through fall.

Saturday Nov 9th, 10am - 12pm

Hands-on Cooking: Knife Skills

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

Improve your knife skills by practicing mince, dice, julienne, and chiffonade cuts in this cooking class.  You will cut up vegetables for a classic rice pilaf, and watch how to prepare, cook, and carve a classic roast chicken. Take home a portion of prepped, uncooked vegetables.

Monday Nov 18th, 6pm - 8pm

Intermediate Digital Photography

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

Thoughtful processes are key steps in learning to identify, then capture, an impressive and artistic image as an intermediate photographer. Use lead lines, selective manual focus, and appropriate aperture settings to enhance your photos. Prerequisite: Beginning Digital Photography or the consent of the instructor. 

Monday Nov 11th, 9am - 12pm

  (6 sessions)
$437

6 sessions

Demonstration Cooking: Asian Vegetables

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

Versatile vegetables adapt well in different cuisines from around the world. You will discover new flavors to incorporate into vegetable-focused dishes in Szechuan yard-long beans, mung bean pancakes with quick pickled kimchi, and kale and lentil bowl with Thai almond sauce. 

Tuesday Nov 12th, 11am - 12:30pm

iPhone Photography

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

There are hundreds of photography apps available for iPhones, and many have similar features. This class will explore some of the better-known apps along with instruction on use for nature photography. We will go over the basics of iPhone photography along with fieldwork. Examine the photos taken during class and learn how to enhance, manipulate,...

Tuesday Nov 12th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

  (3 sessions)
$124

3 sessions

Juniper Bonsai Workshop

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

Juniper bonsai require unique care including soil type, feeding, pruning, and wiring. Bring your own juniper to work on after an in-depth presentation on these special trees.

Wednesday Nov 13th, 6pm - 9pm

Holiday Calligraphy Workshop

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

Adorn the holidays with the beautiful, personal touch of calligraphy. Create beautiful holiday cards, gift tags, place cards, and thank-you notes. Learn to embellish your notes with such simple holiday motifs as holly, wreaths, and candles.  A supply list will be sent.

Thursday Nov 14th, 1pm - 3:30pm

  (4 sessions)
$199

4 sessions

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