Saturday Feb 17th, 9am–2pm Central Time
The Chicago Botanic Garden opened a little more than 40 years ago as a beautiful place to visit, and it has matured into one of the world's great living museums and conservation science centers. In 2013, one million people visited the Garden's 26 gardens and four natural areas, uniquely situated on 385 acres on and around nine islands, with six miles of lake shoreline. The Garden also has a renowned Bonsai Collection.
The Chicago Botanic Garden has 50,000 members—one of the largest memberships of any U.S. botanic garden. People of all ages, interests, and abilities participate in programs, take classes, and stroll the grounds year-round. Within the nine laboratories of the Garden's Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Plant Conservation Science Center, scientists and graduate students conduct a wide array of plant research. The Garden is one of only 17 public gardens accredited by the American Association of Museums. Its Lenhardt Library contains 110,000 volumes — including one of the nation's best collections of rare botanical books.
The Chicago Botanic Garden traces its origins back to the Chicago Horticultural Society, founded in 1890. With the motto Urbs in Horto, meaning "city in a garden," the Society hosted nationally recognized flower and horticultural shows, its third the World's Columbian Exposition Chrysanthemum Show, held in conjunction with the world's fair in October 1893.
After a period of inactivity, the Chicago Horticultural Society was restarted in 1943. In 1962, its modern history began when the Society agreed to help create and manage a new public garden. With the groundbreaking for the Chicago Botanic Garden in 1965 and its opening in 1972, the Society created a permanent site on which to carry out its mission. The Garden today is an example of a successful public-private partnership. It is owned by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County and operated by the Chicago Horticultural Society.
The person who was supposed to teach;just talk about his family and his worked hiw tiredness might be,and people in the class were interested in the goats life;I went to learned how to do the soaps plus the person I asked how much oil,coconut oil,fat was the measurements and he told me that he wasn’t going to tell me,If he is afraid that someone still his recipe;he is wrong;when somebody gives a class…….teach not just live you in a limbo,very insatisfied For the money was a poor class
The class was canceled and no communication to inform students and no one was on the phone to answer what was going on with the class.
This was my first experience but I have done a lot of research on forest bathing. Sally did a great job! She is so kind and generous and even stayed a little after to talk to me about how I am trying to set up a business of my own around forest bathing. My only suggestion is that the gardens provide a detailed explanation on where to find the group. I was 15 minuets late because I am not the greatest map reader and had to figure out where to go once I parked. Maybe drawing on the map or suggesting a specific parking lot would help. It was a beautiful day and I am SO glad I attended!
In the advertising for this course they show a photo of people actually in the forest . We were on a manicured lawn area with clean branches and brush tied up in a pile . Not exactly foraging ! You can’t learn much that way . In a real life situation there wouldn’t be a pile ready and waiting for you . I wanted to learn which branches are suitable vs those that aren’t . Also wanted to learn how to start a fire . What types of material would be good for that . Learning in a class room is fine but hands on is so much better . You will remember hands on as opposed to taking notes in a class room . Handouts of the presentation should have been included for the price paid .
A lot of information. Willie was very knowledgeable, would love if this was a series for bee keeping
I really enjoyed this class and will sign up for others
Great class, great location. Very informative in a well rounded intro class. Hope there's another in the future.
I am a true beginner with no prior experience. I learned about brushes, brush strokes, and paint mixing. Judith gave me great critiques with very good tips. The only negative is that the students seemed to be sorted by age instead of experience. I was the only “newby” so it was a bit intimidating.
This class was NOT good! I did not want a course on Botany, details of the orchids. The class was let out early and I did not get many ideas for caring for orchids. The teacher spent too much time on her own graduate thesis and did not really help me learn how to pick out orchids or how to keep them growing. I would NOT recommend this class.
Our instructor was fantastic. Knowledgeable, entertaining and personable. All the recipes were great too and i cant wait to try them at home.
Saturday Feb 17th, 9am–2pm Central Time
Thursday Jan 18th, 1:30–3:30pm Central Time
Saturday Dec 2nd, 1–3pm Central Time
Sunday Jan 14th, 1–2:30pm Central Time
Tuesday Jan 16th, 6:30–8:30pm Central Time
Monday Jan 22nd, 1–3:30pm Central Time
Monday Feb 12th, 10am–12pm Central Time
Wednesday Jan 17th, 2–4pm Central Time
Tuesday Jan 9th, 6:30–7:45pm Central Time
Saturday Dec 2nd, 8–9:30am Central Time
Tuesday Jan 16th, 9:30–10:30am Central Time
Thursday Jan 18th, 9:30–10:30am Central Time
Thursday Jan 18th, 6:30–8:30pm Central Time
Saturday Jan 20th, 1–2pm Central Time
Tuesday Jan 23rd, 8–9am Central Time
Sunday Jan 28th, 5–6pm Central Time
Thursday Feb 1st, 6:30–8:30pm Central Time
Thursday Nov 30th, 8–9am Central Time
Thursday Nov 30th, 6–8pm Central Time
Friday Dec 1st, 8–9am Central Time
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