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Plant Propagation Made Easy

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

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

End-of-Season Pruning Workshop

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

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

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Shinrin-Yoku Forest Bathing

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

Shinrin yoku, Japanese forest bathing, refers to the practice of immersing all of your senses in the healing forest to reduce stress hormones and increase immune function. Connect with forest life around you through mindful activities on a gentle walk, typically covering less than a mile, and ending with a simple tea ceremony utilizing native...

Saturday Oct 5th, 9:30am - 11:15am

Navy Pier Skyline Segway Tour (Student)

at Bike and Roll Chicago - Streeterville 670-692 N Streeter Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Join us on Chicago's most popular Segway Tours! Glide the amazing lakefront and picturesque parks. We'll see the best that Chicago has to offer, including Chicago's magnificent skyline. Cruise around Navy Pier alongside some of Chicago's most unique and famous buildings.  You'll effortlessly glide through Milton Olive Park, enjoying the breathtaking...

Friday Sep 20th, 2pm - 4:30pm

Navy Pier Skyline Segway Tour (Adult)

at Bike and Roll Chicago - Streeterville 670-692 N Streeter Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Join us on Chicago's most popular Segway Tours! Glide the amazing lakefront and picturesque parks. We'll see the best that Chicago has to offer, including Chicago's magnificent skyline. Cruise around Navy Pier alongside some of Chicago's most unique and famous buildings.  You'll effortlessly glide through Milton Olive Park, enjoying the breathtaking...

Friday Sep 20th, 2pm - 4:30pm

Cutting Back Perennials

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

Many perennial plants need pruning before winter hits. Learn which plants to cut back and the best methods and tools. After a brief indoor introduction, head outside for a hands-on demonstration. A portion of the class will consist of outdoor demonstration and practice.  Dress for the weather and bring gloves.

Wednesday Nov 6th, 10am - 11am

Lincoln Park Bike Adventure (Child / Senior)

at Bike and Roll Chicago - Streeterville 670-692 N Streeter Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60611

Chicago is a great city for biking. The amazing lakefront and parks, the rich history, and spectacular architecture provides for a great experience. Add to that Bike and Roll’s friendly tour guides, and what you have is your best day in Chicago!  Please arrive 10-15 minutes prior to departure time.  All tours return to start location....

Saturday Sep 21st, 10am - 12pm

Repertoire for the Lower Body

at Thai Bodywork - Evanston 537 Custer Ave Ste 5, Chicago, Illinois 60202

This class builds the student's repertoire of techniques from traditional Thai massage and other bodywork modalities with the goal of working with specific issues of pain and dysfunction. Many of the techniques are derived from the traditional northern style sequence as taught at the Old Medicine Hospital in Chiang Mai, but taught in a unique sequence...

Friday Nov 1st, 6:30pm - 9:30pm

  (3 sessions)
$650

3 sessions

Heartsaver CPR AED Class

at Citywide CPR - Glenview 1500 Waukegan Rd Ste # 210, Chicago, Illinois 60025

This class is designed for individuals who need a CPR card for either personal reasons or for work/school purposes. This class is perfect for the layperson, the fitness instructor, the educator, the childcare professional, coaches, camp counselors, etc. This class is not for the healthcare provider or any medical/nursing student (please see Classes...

Monday Oct 21st, 8am - 11am

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

Youth Farm Facilitator Training

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

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

ThetaHealing Basic DNA Certification

at Conscious Awakenings LLC - Kildeer 23225 Providence Dr, Kildeer, Illinois 60047

Basic DNA class introduces the ThetaHealing technique to certify you as a ThetaHealing Practitioner.  The heart of this class is the practice of techniques that allow you to change life patterns held in place by current life, genetic, historic and soul beliefs.   The student will learn to identify their own beliefs as well as to practice...

Friday Nov 8th, 10am - 5pm

  (3 sessions)
$500

3 sessions

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Introduction to Ikebana Flower Arranging

at Evanston Art Center - Evanston 1717 Central St, Evanston, Illinois 60201

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)
$430

6 sessions

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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