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Gardening Techniques: Session B

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

Learn tips and techniques used by professional gardeners through a combination of lecture and hands-on activities. Acquire solid gardening skills and determine best management practices. Topics range from general grounds maintenance, winterization, plantings, and other horticultural practices. This is a pre-professional class designed for students...

Saturday Jan 25th, 7:30am - 10:30am

  (6 sessions)
$312

6 sessions

Seed Cleaning and Storing Workshop

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

Explore dry and wet seed processing for your backyard or community garden. The workshop includes strategies to collect seeds, hands-on processing, and tips for storage to extend the life of your seeds.  Materials for this class are inexpensive and easy to find so you can replicate these techniques at home.

Saturday Jan 25th, 11am - 1pm

Planning Your Garden for Seed Saving

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

Learn the fundamentals of seed saving. By planning ahead, you can produce a bountiful harvest of healthy, true-to-type seeds in your garden.

Saturday Jan 25th, 1pm - 3pm

Expressive Watercolor

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

Explore the fluid beauty of the watercolor medium and learn watercolor techniques.  Each session will progress to a more controlled “found” finish. There will be a strong emphasis on values and design.  Prerequisite:  Watercolor 1 or equivalent.  A supply list will be sent with your confirmation.

Saturday Jan 25th, 1pm - 4pm

  (6 sessions)
$298

6 sessions

Seed-Starting Intensive

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

Explore topics including the cultural, historical, and environmental significance of saving seeds. You will learn the different pollination processes and special practices for heirloom or single varietal plantings. Conversations will focus on the ecological relationships in seed saving, fundamental seed literacy, good food and good land practices,...

Sunday Jan 26th, 9am - 12pm

Perspectives in Photography

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

The purpose of this workshop is to understand more about our personal perspective as photographers and how it fits into the greater world of photography. Students will be asked to do shooting assignments each week, as well as some light reading. In-class assignments will include short field trips to local places. Students will also study the work...

Sunday Jan 26th, 10am - 4pm

  (2 sessions)
$299

2 sessions

Flowers for Brides: 101

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

 Know someone planning a wedding? Flowers can break a bride's budget, unless you know the tricks of the trade.  Learn how to plan your budget, how to save money by choosing the right flowers, where to learn more about flowers, what to try doing yourself, and what is best left to the pros. Most brides are new at this—let us help you get...

Sunday Jan 26th, 1pm - 3pm

Photoshop 1

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

The Chicago Botanic Garden is a spectacular place to take photographs. Make your images even better with Adobe Photoshop Elements—a user-friendly photo editor that has the same concepts as the full version of Photoshop. Apply selection tools, layers, and smart brushes. Requirements for the course are a laptop computer with Adobe Photoshop Elements...

Monday Jan 27th, 1pm - 3:30pm

  (6 sessions)
$374

6 sessions

Demonstration Cooking: Vegetarian Dips

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

Vegetable- and nut-based dips and spreads are convenient and nutritious.  Learn how to use a food processor and immersion blender to make:  pea avocado hummus artichoke-spinach-white bean spread black bean and mango salsa middle eastern roasted red pepper and walnut puree  These delicious and fuel-filled recipes can be added to...

Tuesday Jan 28th, 11am - 12:30pm

Hands-On Cooking: Eggs

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

Successful egg cookery involves finesse and delicacy. Master a variety of techniques in this cooking class: poaching, making soufflé, using a ricer (for finely textured egg salad), simmering hollandaise sauce, and timing of soft- and hard-boiled eggs. You’ll enjoy eggs Sardou, farmhouse egg salad, zucchini frittata, and mango polenta soufflé.

Saturday Mar 7th, 10am - 12:30pm

Yin Yoga and Yoga Nidra

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

Yin yoga works by gently loosening connective tissues, opening and restoring joints, and invoking freedom and lightness in the body. Yin yoga consists primarily of seated poses held for a period of time, allowing gravity to do most of the work. Finish with a guided yoga nidra meditation: a deeply relaxing, sleep-like state while still maintaining...

Friday Jan 31st, 11am - 1pm

Welcome to your Midwest Garden

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

If you are new to gardening or the Midwest, you’ll benefit from knowing how our climate and changing seasons can affect your garden. Learn solutions to address the ongoing challenges of temperature and moisture extremes, soil problems, and wind to have a successful garden in every season.

Saturday Feb 1st, 10am - 12pm

Demonstration Cooking: Cheese Making

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

 Goat milk cheese is delicious, inexpensive to make, and easy. Learn an overview of simple cheeses (chevre, fromage blanc, feta), equipment, and the supplies needed to get started in your own kitchen. Each student will take home a container of farmstead goat cheese from the creamery at Gretta’s Goats.

Saturday Feb 1st, 1pm - 3pm

Hands-on Cooking: Classic Cakes

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

In this baking class, master baking techniques such as using an egg foam, methods for creaming butter, and buttercream frosting basics.  Learn to prepare a variety of cakes: orange chiffon,  yellow layer cake with chocolate buttercream frosting, and  sour cream coffee cake.  Take home a portion of layer cake and two mini-bundt...

Tuesday Feb 4th, 1pm - 3:30pm

Introduction to Design Principles

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

This workshop introduces and reviews the landscape design process of site analysis, conceptual design, and evaluations, based on such landscape-design principles as balance, symmetry, proportion, scale, and unity. Looking at plant combinations and landscape features, you will learn about color, texture, line, form, and methods of creating garden s...

Tuesday Feb 4th, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

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