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Soil

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

Soil is a building block of sustainable gardening. Topics include composting, recycling garden waste, earthworms, beneficial microbes, bioremediation, organic/local compost and soil amendments and container gardening. Note: This class is part of the Introduction to Sustainability series The School’s CEUs=0.3 OPC elective

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$74

Shelter

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

Having a safe place to sleep and hide is important for any animal, but if we provide the correct habitat spaces, then they will be more apt to use the homes we introduce instead of our attics, garages, or sheds. Birdhouses, old stumps, toad homes, bat houses, and thickets allow many types of animals to safely reside in your garden. Learn how to create...

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$74

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Raising Backyard Chickens

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

This class is designed for curious people who are considering raising backyard chickens, as well as for those who already have their own birds and who want to learn more! Come learn about local laws, how to raise chicks, care for adult birds, and keep your neighbors happy!

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$39

Seed Stewardship

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

Seed is a precious common heritage, and an essential component to the future sustainability of our food. Join us as we talk about the creative ways of re-integrating seed stewardship back into our local community food systems, and how we can deepen our understanding of the nourishing cycles of life.

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$39

Sustainable Beekeeping

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

This class will address how make your apiary more self-sufficient, the importance of working on and improving your own local stock, how to make bees from your own bees, selecting your own stock, increasing your hive count, marketing your products, making your own equipment, and a few introductory methods of queen-raising.

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$69

Water

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

All living things rely on water, and it is becoming scarcer each year. Learn how to maximize water resources in the garden for yourself as well as all kinds of wildlife. Pond, birdbath, or fountain…all can be a wet oasis in your garden created with wildlife in mind so you can enjoy turtles basking in the sun on warm days, birds splashing and drinking...

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$74

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WCH: Value Added Foods

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

These courses are intended for aspiring food entrepreneurs and/or urban farmers who are hoping to create or expand their farm/local food business by providing seasonal, local food products all year long.  We aim to cultivate an understanding of the basic techniques, food safety regulations and business basics of producing a value added, local...

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$75

Columnar Trees for Small Landscapes

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

As landscapes become smaller, the need for large shade is reduced. Most species of trees have cultivars that were developed to be narrow to meet the needs of the small-space garden. Learn what characteristics make this group of specialized trees so popular and how to include them in your next design. The School’s CEUs=2 hours OPC elective

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$64

WCH: Season Extension I

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Lower West Side 2800 S Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60608

This is a technical training course intended for aspiring urban agriculture entrepreneurs and individuals who are interested in learning best practice season extension techniques.  It will combine classroom and hands-on work to prepare students to effectively utilize season extension in their existing urban agricultural projects. It will involve...

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$75

Horticultural Therapy

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

Horticultural therapy (HT) is the professionally directed use of plant, garden, and nature activities to achieve measurable physical and mental health outcomes for clients. Horticultural therapists practice in hospitals, rehabilitation and vocational facilities, skilled care agencies and senior centers, community gardens, botanic gardens, schools,...

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$300

4 sessions

Pollinators with Peter Berthelsen

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

Peter Berthelsen is a wildlife biologist with 33 years of experience working with landowners to deliver high-quality habitat projects. He has received many awards for his work. Join him as we discuss pollinators and wildlife in the Midwest and Great Plains.

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$66

Gardening with Fewer Pesticides

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

Many people are interested in using fewer chemicals in the garden. We’ll look at a variety of methods for reducing the use of garden chemicals. Basic horticultural practices as well as mechanical and biological controls are covered.

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$37

Mushrooms Identification

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

The Chicago region is home to more than 1,000 species of mushrooms, bracket fungi, and puffballs. Topics to be covered will include an introduction to the biology, ecology, and diversity of these fungi; identification features; and tricks regarding where and when to find them. The sessions will be a combination of lecture and lab format. This course...

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$169

3 sessions

Growing Squash and Pumpkins

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

Growing summer and winter squash can add to your culinary repertoire. From dark green and golden yellow zucchini to winter squash--acorn, butternut, pumpkins, and others, there’s a squash for just about every garden and cook. Learn how to sow, grow, protect, harvest, and use these delightful and nutritious veggies.

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$59

Designing with Tropicals

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

Discover how to use a variety of tropical plants such as bananas, cannas, elephant ears, bromeliads, and palms in effective designs.  Course Description: The program will show the student how to use these plants in both in-ground plantings, as well as container plantings. We will discuss the logistics of these type of plantings, including plant...

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$39
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