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Composting Demo

at Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance - East Garfield Park
300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60624

Composting in the city can be fun and rewarding, especially when it means your trash won’t be as stinky and your plants will be happy! Our volunteer composters hold weekly demonstrations showcasing different ways you can compost your food and garden scraps. During the colder months, our volunteers move inside to show case worm bins for your...

Free

Saturday Jul 1st, 11am

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Fantastic Perennials for Spring

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

Many perennial plants naturally bloom early in the year, so to maintain a fantastic garden through the months of spring, it is crucial to incorporate a large percentage of them. With the right mix of perennials, home gardeners can successfully produce a diverse, colorful show to start the growing season. In this course, Jacob Burns will review a spring...

Thursday Jun 29th, 1pm

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Introduction to Grading and Drainage

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

$349

2 sessions

Saturday Jul 8th, 11am

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Herbaceous Perennials Garden Walks

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

You must be enrolled in the Herbaceous Perennials Tuesday lecture to enroll in this garden walk section.

Free

6 sessions

Thursday Jul 13th, 9am

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Colorful Foliage Combinations

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

One of the hottest trends in gardening continues to be using colorful foliage plants, accent plants, and tropical plants mixed with other blooming plants to create colorful displays. Join Tim Pollak as he talks about adding colorful foliage plants to your gardens and containers. A walking tour will be included, so please dress for the weather.

Monday Jul 10th, 6pm

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Unusual and Underused Annuals

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

Tired of the same old annuals? Join the grower of all of the Chicago Botanic Garden’s annual displays, for a discussion and colorful demonstration of many different and rare annuals for our gardens and containers. Learn about the proper cultural requirements and other secrets of success to make these plants star in your garden. Class will also explain...

Thursday Jun 29th, 6:30pm

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Morning Glories Every Monday Morning

at Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance - East Garfield Park
300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60624

Enjoy learning together with your little one during this weekly drop-in session. Activities are fun, interactive, and encourage children’s curiosity about the natural world. Children and their care-givers rotate to different stations around the Children’s Garden. Stations include planting projects, soil digging stations, tours, story-time, and...

Free

Monday Jul 3rd, 10am

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Hands-on Gardening: Summer Pruning

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

Today’s pruning of your trees and shrubs will define how they grow for years to come. Learn which cuts to avoid, which cuts are essential, and which cuts area matter of your personal style. Class size is limited.

Saturday Jul 8th, 1pm

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Composting

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

You want to compost, but you’re not sure where to start. Let this program show you how to compost in your own backyard. We’ll look at sound composting techniques and clear up the misconceptions that may be keeping you from composting.

Sunday Jul 9th, 1pm

(11)

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Permaculture Forest Gardener Series

at The Resiliency Institute - Naperville
10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd, Naperville, Illinois 60565

Learn how to transform your own yard, school, workplace or park into an edible forest garden. Forest gardens are modeled after woodlands – planted in layers of edible species of trees, shrubs, perennials, ground covers, roots, vines, and fungi. Over time they become diverse ecosystems that produce abundant food and medicine for people; food and habitat...

Sunday Jul 9th, 9:30am

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How to Transform Your Roof into a Garden

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

Farms and edible gardens are popping up on rooftops across the country. Annie Novak, cofounder of America's first fully landscaped green roof commercial vegetable farm and author of the 2016 bestseller The Rooftop Growing Guide, walks you through thriving examples of the new face of rooftop gardening from across the country, with your own rooftop...

Sunday Jul 30th, 10am

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Aquatics for Ponds and Containers

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

As you stroll through the Garden with Barb Raue, you will learn to identify various aquatic plants and hear about their culture and care. Details will include height, planting depth, hardiness, fertilization, grooming, and overwintering of these aquatics. Raue will also cover general information about creating a balanced pond as well as creating an...

Saturday Aug 5th, 9am

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Brazil in the Garden Photography Workshop

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

This one-day photo class focuses on the new Brazil in the Garden exhibition, highlighting the work of renowned landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx. Photograph Garden areas influenced by Marx’s abstract/modernist designs while enjoying the biodiversity of plantings from South America. Special exhibitions to be visited include the Crescent, Heritage,...

Thursday Jul 13th, 7am

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Movement and Mindfulness in the Garden

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

This class brings together the healing powers of both movement and nature informed by the fields of dance/movement therapy and ecopsychology. We begin in quiet meditation followed by a lightly facilitated movement warm-up to connect our bodies with the wonders around us. During the second half of each class we disperse throughout the garden. Each person...

Saturday Jul 8th, 10:30am

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Plant Health 2

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

Plant Health 2 will build upon Plant Health 1. There will be a series of in-depth pest walks in the field (insects,diseases, weeds, and animals). These walks focus on common landscape pests, monitoring techniques, pest identification, and management techniques. Other class topics include site assessment, soil testing,fertilization, and understanding...

$359

12 sessions

Tuesday Jul 11th, 6pm

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