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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.
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Chicago Botanic Garden
1000 Lake Cook Road
Btwn Edens Exprsswy/Rt 41 & Green Bay Rd
Chicago, Illinois 60022 Glencoe, Suburbs
1000 Lake Cook Road
Btwn Edens Exprsswy/Rt 41 & Green Bay Rd
Chicago, Illinois 60022
The Learning Center is located in the Regenstein Learning Campus. (a five-minute walk from the parking lot).
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The Chicago Botanic Garden opened a little more than 40 years ago as a beautiful place to visit, and it has matured into one of the world's great living museums and conservation science centers. In 2013, one million people visited the Garden's 26 gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on...
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This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Explore the basic principles underlying successful, environmentally friendly gardening, including the structure and physiological processes of plants and their relationships to the settings in which they grow. Students learn not only what to do, but why. Topics...
Saturday Nov 7th, 12pm - 2pm Eastern Time(6 sessions)
Do you think you lack a green thumb? Do you have trouble keeping plants alive? Explore the captivating world of succulents. We will discuss needs and care techniques of common succulents and cactus, what succulence in plants really means, and other examples of low-maintenance arid plants. This class will be taught online via Zoom. All registrations...
Sunday Nov 8th, 2pm - 4pm Central Time
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Discover what makes a plant native, how to find and select the best species for your garden, and how to support and encourage pollinators in your own landscape.
Sunday Nov 8th, 9:30am - 11:30am Eastern Time
Plant Nite: Dig, drink and be merry This is a virtual Plant Nite event with supplies shipped direct to your door. We have discounted all of our plant nite events to bring them to your door for an affordable price. Succulents are great for indoors during the winter. If you live in a cooler climate make sure they are near a window and water very little...
Sunday Nov 8th, 6pm - 7:45pm Eastern Time
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Enjoy fresh herbs year-round by learning specific techniques for growing them indoors. Whether you want to transplant your outdoor herb garden inside, or start your kitchen herb garden from scratch, this class teaches you the essentials of managing indoor growing...
Saturday Nov 21st, 9:30am - 11:30am Eastern Time
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Study the entire cannabis growing cycle, including best practices for critical harvest and post-harvest procedures and how artificial lighting and carbon dioxide enrichment can help maximize production. We'll discuss the pros and cons of different grow sites and...
Tuesday Nov 10th, 6pm - 8pm Eastern Time(6 sessions)
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Learn how to collect and sow the seeds of native plants from your local landscape or from commercial sources, and how to make more plants from your own collection through vegetative propagation techniques such as division, cuttings, and layering.
Sunday Nov 22nd, 9:30am - 11:30am Eastern Time
Fall is a great time to work on deciduous bonsai trees. You will learn specific deciduous bonsai care and how it changes seasonally, including feeding, pruning, wiring, and repotting. Be sure to have your tree near to discuss its design and shaping. This class will be taught online via Zoom. All registrations must be submitted online two days before...
Monday Nov 30th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time
This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions. Knowing a little mycology (the study of fungi) can make you a better mushroom cook. This illustrated talk teaches basic mycology through the lens of your kitchen. It explores the intersection of mycology and the selection, storage, preparation, and nutritional...
Tuesday Dec 1st, 6pm - 8pm Eastern Time
Este repaso de prבcticas de podar para jardineros profesionales incluirב tיcnicas, tiempo, y cףmo escoger las mejores herramientas. Debido a que parte de la clase estarב afuera se requiere que traigan tijeras y serrucho para practicar. Una discusiףn de cףmo tartar con sus clientes y quי informaciףn debe compartir con ellos antes de empezar...
Tuesday Nov 10th, 9am - 12pm Central Time
This course is designed as a comprehensive review of basic pruning practices for landscape professionals. The afternoon session consists of demonstrations in the field that illustrate the techniques discussed during the morning session. There will also be a review of pruning tools and equipment care. Please dress for the weather. Lunch is on...
Thursday Nov 12th, 9:30am - 3pm Central Time
This course is for individuals seriously considering or already in the process of aquaponic food production on a commercial scale. This 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 13th, 9am - 4pm Central Time(3 sessions)
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 1st, 10am - 12pm Central Time
Dish gardens, miniature landscapes grown in shallow containers, serve as living centerpieces throughout the year. Learn about containers, materials, proper plant selection, seasonal color schemes, and incorporating different themes into dish gardens. Then, create your own beautiful, functional dish garden to take home. Please bring an apron,...
Tuesday Dec 8th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time
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