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Demonstration Cooking: Classic Indian Meal

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

Experience an authentic North Indian vegetarian meal in this cooking class. Learn to prepare slow-cooked lentils using herbs and spices. Traditional Indian recipes include: dal makhani cumin-flavored long grain basmati rice and cool cucumber mint yogurt dip Class will end with a shared meal and students will also take home portions.

Friday Jan 25th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Gardening Techniques: Session B

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, 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 about a variety of techniques, and developing the ability to determine best practices.  Topics range from general grounds maintenance, winterization, plantings, and other...

Saturday Jan 26th, 7:30am - 10:30am

  (6 sessions)
$312

6 sessions

Organic Vegetable Gardening Basics

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

Join horticulturist Lisa Hilgenberg to learn the basic techniques and tools required to grow your own vegetables. Site selection, bed and soil preparation, seed sowing, transplanting, and harvesting techniques are just part of what will be covered. This introductory vegetable-growing class is best suited for those with little or no vegetable-growing...

Saturday Jan 26th, 9am - 11am

Seed Cleaning and Storing Workshop

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

Learn how to process wet and dry seeded crops as well as requirements for seed storage from Seed Savers Exchange’s Seed House field manager, Rochelle Wiedenhoeft and field crew leader, Korbin Paul. The workshop will cover techniques for both small- and medium-scale seed productions, and will demonstrate cleaning methods on a variety of crop types...

Saturday Jan 26th, 11am - 1pm

Hands-on Cooking: Dough Workshop

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

This cooking class features recipes and techniques from the dough chapter of Michael Ruhlman’s Twenty. Learn to mix, knead, roll, and cut yeast, pie, and cookie dough for recipes. Featured recipes: Dutch-oven bread Cinnamon buns Dutch apple custard pie Scottish shortbread Take home overnight cinnamon buns and pie dough. Lunch will be served...

Saturday Jan 26th, 11am - 3pm

Planning Your Garden for Seed Saving

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

Join horticulturist Lisa Hilgenberg to learn the fundamentals of seed saving and how to plan your garden to ensure a bountiful harvest of healthy, true-to-type seeds

Saturday Jan 26th, 1pm - 3pm

Starting Seeds Indoors

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

Seed starting is a highly rewarding and fun activity as you plant your seeds then watch them come to life. Learn how to set up a simple indoor system for producing high-quality seedlings year-round. This class will cover all the basics including the easiest plants to begin with, seed selection, seedling containers, growing media, light stands, watering...

Sunday Jan 27th, 9am - 11am

Photographing the Garden

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

With 27 gardens, nine islands, six miles of shoreline, and four nature areas spread across 385 acres, the Chicago Botanic Garden is both a dream environment and a challenge for photographers. How can I take a photo worthy of what I am seeing? We will first discuss places and techniques for creating captivating images, review easy-to-apply compositional...

Sunday Jan 27th, 1pm - 3pm

  (2 sessions)
$79

2 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. Prepare and enjoy vegetarian moussaka, country salad, lamb meatballs with tzatziki, and swordfish skewers with ouzo bbq sauce. Learn to work with phyllo dough and make an apple baklava. Alcohol will be served in this class; participants must be 21 years of age or older.

Wednesday Jan 30th, 6pm - 8:30pm

Hands-on Cooking: Indian Breads

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

Layered with vegetables and butter, breads are the star of an Indian meal.  In this cooking class, make stuffed north Indian flat breads, known as paratha, such as aloo (potato), gobi (cauliflower), paneer (cottage cheese), palak (spinach), and lachha (layered) paratha.  Learn dough preparation and pairing options. Students will make fresh...

Saturday Feb 2nd, 10am - 12:30pm

Welcome to your Midwest Garden

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

If you are new to gardening or new to the Midwest, join us for a discussion on how our climate and the change of seasons can affect your garden. We'll examine how each season presents gardeners with ongoing challenges (temperature and moisture extremes, soil problems, and wind). Then we'll consider some ways to meet those challenges and have a successful...

Saturday Feb 2nd, 10am - 12pm

Houseplants 101

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

Learn all there is to know about houseplants. In this class, we will discuss how to select the right plant for a particular space, determine the right lighting levels, learn the principles of watering, and when to repot and prune your houseplants. We’ll also talk about Phalaenopsis orchids, bonsai, and recent trends in houseplants, such as terrariums...

Saturday Feb 2nd, 1pm - 3pm

Demo Cooking: Mexican Vegetables

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

Learn to incorporate a variety of Mexican flavors and spices into vegetable dishes in this cooking class. Enjoy a light lunch of jicama avocado salad, tamal Azteca, and chayote squash with guajillo dressing.

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

Introduction to Design Principles

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

This workshop introduces and reviews the landscape design process of site analysis, conceptual design, and evaluations, based on such landscape-design principles as balance, symmetry, proportion, scale, and unity. Looking at plant combinations and landscape features, you will learn about color, texture, line, form, and methods of creating garden s...

Tuesday Feb 5th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Mounted Staghorn Fern Workshop

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

Mount your very own staghorn fern onto a rustic wooden board with moss and soil. Staghorn fern mounts are easy to care for and make beautiful and creative additions to your home.  Learn the proper methods to mount the dramatic and long-living ferns, named after their long antler-like fronds. Leave class with your completed mount and knowing basic...

Wednesday Feb 6th, 6pm - 8pm

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