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Peterson Garden Project is a not-for-profit organization, and we're looking to inspire everyone we meet to grown their own food and community. If you love the taste of a homegrown tomato, are curious about growing food yourself, and would like to make urban gardening the norm, not the exception —...
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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...
Wednesday Oct 16th, 6pm - 7:30pm
This hands-on class is for beginning to intermediate growers. The session will include an introduction to the different fruit tree pruning forms, when to prune, strategic pruning, and general fruit tree maintenance. We will also cover how to care for fruiting crops that thrive in Plant Hardiness Zones 5–7.
Saturday Oct 19th, 9am - 3pm
At last, a vegetative plant propagation course for the home gardener! Glenn Grosch will give you both the practical knowledge and the confidence needed to add vegetative propagation to your list of gardening skills. Specific areas to be covered include division, layering, leaf and stem cuttings, bulb division, and hardwood and softwood cuttings. Included...
Saturday Oct 19th, 9:30am - 12pm
To cut or not to cut your woody plants? What you cut today affects what the plant will look like and how well it will grow for years to come. After a brief classroom discussion, you will have the opportunity to practice pruning small woody plants. Please dress for the weather and be prepared to get dirty, as most of the class will be spent outside,...
Saturday Oct 19th, 1pm - 3pm
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
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
Do you think you lack a green thumb? Do you have trouble keeping plants alive? Justin Schmitz will introduce you to the captivating world of succulents. He will discuss the needs and care techniques of common succulents and cactus, explain what succulence in plants really means, and give other examples of low-maintenance arid plants.
Monday Oct 21st, 6pm - 8pm
Explore the mystery of owls at night. Learn owl behavior and identification, as well as the places these fascinating birds are likely to be seen. After an indoor discussion, you will enjoy a guided walk in the woods to look and listen for these enigmatic birds. Dress for the weather, and bring a flashlight and binoculars.
Friday Nov 1st, 6:30pm - 9pm
Ikebana is the Japanese art of arranging flowers. Ikebana expresses the beauty and elegance of nature through a transformation of fresh or dried plant materials. Each week, students create new and different styles of arrangements. Explore the discipline and values of Ikebana through the knowledge and application of rules and forms, to appreciate...
Tuesday Oct 22nd, 12:30pm - 2pm(6 sessions)
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)
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
Permaculture Plants – Canopy Layer Plants: Nuts, Nitrogen Fixers & Evergreens + Seed Saving 101 Fall is the perfect time to plant trees and shrubs and this class will provide you the information you need to start or add to your permaculture forest garden this year. Tonight, you will learn about the multipurpose functions our canopy layer trees...
Tuesday Oct 22nd, 7pm - 9pm
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
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
Learn all the basics needed to start keeping bees. This includes what to expect, how to put together equipment, how to get bees in your hive, finding the queen, feeding, what to look for after the bees are installed, and seasonal chores.
Sunday Dec 8th, 9am - 2pm
How do you take your plans from the drawing board to creating the garden without being overwhelmed by the amount of work and money? Learn how to develop a shopping list and timeline to phase the work over several seasons. You’ll receive some useful tips on budgeting, purchasing plants, and working with landscape professionals.
Tuesday Oct 29th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Are you interested in learning more about how to work with youth in an urban agriculture or school garden setting? Would you like to know more about structuring a youth development program centered on sustainable agriculture and food systems during the summer or school year? Please join the Windy City Harvest Youth Farm staff for a day of focused learning,...
Saturday Nov 2nd, 8:30am - 3:30pm
Our binomial system for plant names is a terrific system. Who decides on the name? Why do some names change? What's up with trademarks and patents? Take this class and get your plant name questions answered.
Saturday Nov 2nd, 9am - 11am
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)
Most people know the weeping willow tree, but it’s not the only weeping form of a tree. Many species of shade trees, conifers, and several shrubs have weeping forms. Through a lecture and Garden walk, explore various sizes of weeping trees and weeping shrubs. Dress for the weather.
Tuesday Nov 5th, 6pm - 8pm
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