Mon, May 13
9:00am - 12:00pm
Meets 6 Times
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Thoughtful processes are key steps in learning to identify, then capture, an impressive and artistic image as an intermediate photographer. Seeing, thinking, and acting are the next steps in learning to identify, then capture, an impressive image. Students will use lead lines, selective manual focus, and appropriate aperture settings to enhance...
Monday May 13th, 9am - 12pm(6 sessions)
New! Learn how to welcome pollinators to your home with a diverse array of flowering annuals that will also give you season-long color. Then prepare a warm-season mixed container suitable for a sun or partial shade location. Please bring gloves.
Tuesday May 14th, 10am - 12pm
New! Satisfy between-meal cravings with homemade, healthy snacks. Learn how to prepare: orange chipotle spice pecan mix pickled vegetables spinach white bean and tofu spread with baked pita chips. You will also take home a snack-size portion of maple chile popcorn.
Wednesday May 15th, 11am - 12:30pm
The best souvenirs of your trip are photographs of the buildings and gardens you visit no matter where your travels take you. Combining buildings and gardens often presents a challenge. Learn how to create lead-lines in addition to using light, angle, and time of day to optimize your pictures. Classes will be held at the Garden and other locations....
Thursday May 16th, 9am - 12pm(4 sessions)
This course is for individuals seriously considering or already in the process of aquaponic food production on a commercial scale. This three-day 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 May 17th, 10:30am - 4:30pm(3 sessions)
This is a great course for the first-time rose grower, or a refresher for the enthusiast. General planting, pruning, protection, and care will be discussed, along with examples of low-maintenance rose varieties suitable for the Chicago area. Dress for the weather, as part of the class will be a Garden walk and talk.
Saturday May 18th, 8:30am - 10:30am
Through classroom discussion and outdoor activities, learn about heat-loving vegetables and herbs to grow in your summer garden. Related topics include direct sowing, transplanting, sustainable watering techniques, and more.
Saturday May 18th, 9am - 11am
New! Indulge your sweet tooth in this cooking class, featuring tasty desserts incorporating bright spring flavors. You will make and take home a portion of each recipe: coconut macaroons lemon ginger ice box pie Almond cherry biscotti
Sunday May 19th, 1pm - 3:30pm
Proper watering, fertilizing, pruning, edging, deadheading, staking, and mulching practices can make the difference between a healthy, well-kept garden and a landscape that gets ahead of you. You will have a hands-on opportunity to practice what you learn, so bring along a pair of pruners, and dress for the weather.
Sunday May 19th, 1pm - 3pm
Build your skills in Lightroom and make images that realize your vision. Learn to fine-tune the look of your images with global and local adjustments. Then learn to print your own images on premium photographic and fine art papers. Use the capabilities of Lightroom to produce your own photobook to showcase your images. A personal laptop with Lightroom...
Thursday May 23rd, 9:30am - 12pm(6 sessions)
Succulent container gardens are very hot and trendy in the gardening world. Learn cultural guidelines and examples of designs to create a succulent container from start to finish. These containers will give you enjoyment from spring through fall, and can be moved indoors in winter and held for another year of enjoyment the following season....
Thursday May 23rd, 6pm - 8pm
New! More than 76 percent of Americans indicate they experience mild to severe stress. Apply techniques used to release tension as you practice mindful breathing and enjoy a guided relaxation session. Class includes diffusing essential oils and tips for use at home. Please bring a yoga mat or towel. Chairs are available if you prefer to...
Thursday May 23rd, 6:30pm - 8pm
Friday May 24th, 1pm - 4pm
Elevate your garden designs by incorporating hardscape elements. These structural components of a landscape provide both functional and aesthetic benefits. Create garden design plans that integrate hardscape structures such as paving, landscape lighting, and garden walls to achieve your landscape design goals. Prerequisites: Graphics, ...
Thursday May 30th, 6:30pm - 9pm(11 sessions)
Walking meditation is an ancient, contemplative practice designed to encourage profound spiritual connections. Relax and renew as you slowly walk around the Great Basin, making four stops for guided meditation to focus on birth, growth, loss, and new life. Wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes. Dress for the weather.
Saturday Jun 1st, 8am - 10am