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Terrarium Workshop

at Color Cocktail Factory - Pilsen 917 W 18th St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

Come and join us and learn how to create you own Terrarium! You will learn how a terrarium works! How these self-contained ecosystems survive so well on their own and how to look after them. We will help you guys to get your hands in there and build your own! We will supply you with all the plants you need and an arrangement of pebbles and...

Saturday Oct 19th, 2:30pm - 4pm

Charming Bungalow Garden Design

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

Bungalows and Arts and Crafts-inspired houses are typically charming smaller homes found in cities and suburbs across the country. These popular style homes are appealing because they were often designed to be in harmony with nature and outdoor living. Discover how plants, hardscape, and other elements can enhance your own bungalow garden.

Saturday Nov 9th, 1pm - 3pm

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Growing Herbs Indoors and Out

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

Rosemary, bay leaves, thyme, basil, and oregano are staple herbs for cooks, and there are many more that are just as easy to grow. In summer, herbs attract pollinators and add fragrance to the garden, and in winter, they can brighten a kitchen counter or windowsill. Discover the joy of growing, harvesting, and using your own fresh herbs.  This...

Saturday Oct 26th, 10am - 12pm

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

Let’s Grow a Fruit Tree Guild

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

Grow a Fruit Tree Guild and begin enjoying fresh, delicious & nutritious fruits, vegetable and herbs from your own garden. Grow your favorite fruit - peaches, nectarines, pears, Asian pears, plums, cherries, apples, service berries, paw paws, or persimmons. Growing a fruit tree with companion plants minimizes maintenance, increases nutrition,...

Saturday Oct 26th, 10am - 12pm

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

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Birds in the Garden

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

Creating and enjoying a bird oasis connects us to nature and helps sustain bird populations. A small Chicago bird garden is showcased to illustrate how to attract more than 100 bird species.  Tips include landscape enhancements, practices, and plant selection, with an emphasis on natives/nativars. Learn about migration, species diversity, habitat,...

Saturday Nov 2nd, 10am - 12pm

Make A Bonsai Tree

at Color Cocktail Factory - Pilsen 917 W 18th St, Chicago, Illinois 60608

A thorough one-day experience for those who wish to learn all the fundamentals of bonsai.The class includes the basic principles of successfully growing, maintaining and styling your bonsai, both for outdoors and indoors. Demonstration and hands-on experience with individual instruction to help students create their own bonsai. Fee includes instruction,...

Saturday Oct 19th, 4:30pm - 6:30pm

Holiday Dish Gardens

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

Dish gardens, miniature landscapes grown in shallow containers, can be used as living centerpieces throughout the year. Learn about containers, materials, proper plant selection, seasonal color schemes, and how to incorporate different themes. Then create your own beautiful, functional dish garden.  Please bring an apron, gloves, trowel, and...

Monday Dec 2nd, 6pm - 8pm

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

Aquaponics

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

Participants will learn the fundamental principles of aquaponics production, as well as tips and tricks for building an at-home or small-scale aquaponics system. This course will include hands-on work with the nursery system and the 52,000-gallon aquaponics production system.

Saturday Dec 7th, 10:30am - 4:30pm

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

Winter Containers at the Garden

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

Explore the winter containers at the Garden and learn ways to extend your own containers into the winter season. Then prepare a container with fresh-cut evergreen boughs and berried or brightly colored branches. Please bring gloves and pruners.

Tuesday Dec 3rd, 10am - 12pm

Pen and Ink 2

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

Explore advanced pen-and-ink techniques and composition in botanical documentation and illustration. You will draw advanced plant forms and their parts, developing sound linear and tonal concepts, communicating accurate botanical information, and learning the aesthetics of botanical art. Learn techniques to use a crow quill (dip pen). Prerequisites:...

Tuesday Oct 22nd, 6pm - 9pm

  (6 sessions)
$299

6 sessions

Backyard Design

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

Learn to create an enjoyable backyard space that is functional and fun. Explore the design and development of dining and entertaining areas (such as decks and patios), children’s play spaces, and outdoor storage and utility areas. Learn how to screen and focus views to create a sense of enclosure for private areas with comfort and security.

Tuesday Oct 22nd, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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