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Discover the possibilities of cooking in your kitchen using good old chickpeas—high in fiber and protein, and gluten-free. Learn about the vibrant flavors of India and sample a variety of different dishes that feature chickpeas, including chickpea avocado salad and mouth-watering chickpea masala curry. Basmati rice will complete the meal....
Many insects besides honeybees can pollinate your orchard. A fruitful orchard depends on good soil, a congenial climate, appropriate pruning, and pollinators.You will learn which pollinators are most effective, and how to provide care and habitat for these hard-working, indispensible creatures.
This class is a deep dive into the latest farm tools for creating efficiency and optimal growing in your garden or on the farm. We will discuss how to gauge the perfect timing for seeding your crops plus soil preparation and assessments.
Here’s your chance to learn the basics of lawn care. Using the Garden’s holistic turf management program as a model, Tom Fritz explains how to cultivate a thriving lawn while lessening pesticide use. He’ll cover turf culture, mowing, aerating, watering, fertilizing and weeding, and insect and disease control. Please dress for the weather.
Learn to install a package of bees and a nuc colony. View a live bee installation demonstration, including a step by step on the installment process and troubleshooting. A bee suit is required to participate.
Join bird expert Alan Anderson to explore the best spots in the Garden for locating late-winter bird residents and the early migrants of spring. Each walk is approximately one to two hours long. Dress for the weather, and bring binoculars and a field guide, if you have one.
The Chicago Botanic Garden’s Greenhouses contain many exotic plants, displayed in facsimiles of their native habitats, which students will use as subjects. Draw from life in the Greenhouses, making studies of the intricate plant structures and colors, then return to the studio to translate studies into compositions. Work in graphite leading to finished...
This course builds upon the foundations learned in Tai Chi for Beginners: Sun-Style. 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 is recommended...
This course continues with in-depth study of the Sun-style for students who have completed the intermediate class level and feel comfortable advancing. Some qigong exercises, such as the Eight Pieces of Brocade, will also be practiced. In this session we will emphasize the ABCs—alignment, breathing, and concentration.
Soil is an irreplaceable natural resource that affects plant selection and growth. Learn to maintain healthy soil; use compost, fertilizers, soilless and potting mixes and other amendments. Discover how water cycles through a garden and affects soils and plants. Course fee includes a professionally analyzed test of your garden soil.
Mastering sauté and pan sauce techniques allows you to improvise with on-hand ingredients. In this cooking class, you’ll prepare martini mustard chicken; chicken with lemon, prosciutto, and sage sauce; sweet and sour chicken; spicy green beans; and cauliflower salad with pomegranates. Alcohol will...
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.
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.
Harness the power of Photoshop to combine your photographs into new creations. Work through different projects and learn the tools you need to create your own composite images. Techniques include combining and blending layers, selecting and masking, and applying adjustment layers. Use your imagination to create new versions of reality, fantastic abstracts,...