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Gardening and horticulture

Gardening and horticulture

Perennial Gardening Basics

Take your garden to the next level by learning to select, plant, and care for perennial plants at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Prairie Ethnobotany

Learn how humans have used prairie plants on this midsummer hike at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, June 26, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Wildflower Ethnobotany

Discover the cultural and traditional uses of the wildflowers that brighten our spring woodlands at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 9, 2015, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Openlands TreeKeepers®

Take action to protect trees in your community by becoming an Openlands Treekeeper at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Wednesdays, March 18-April 8, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., and 4 Saturdays, March 21-April 11, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Arboretum Uncorked: Spring

Enjoy the beauty of Spring as you spend the evening indulging in your passion. Whether painting, photography or floral arranging you'll cure your cabin fever while indulging your creative muse. Wednesday, May 13, 7:00-9:30 p.m.

Edible Gardening Workshop: Small is the New Big - Growing More Plants in Surprising Places!

Imagine growing 40 plants in a single square foot area. At this workshop learn creative ways to grow larger quantities of organic herbs and vegetables in small areas at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 11, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Edible Gardening Workshop: Designing Edible and Ornamental Kitchen Gardens

Get expert insight into designing a garden that is as beautiful as it is productive at The Morton Arboretum. As the garden manager for the Rick Bayless Organic Garden in Chicago where he grows salad greens, herbs, tomatoes and chile peppers for Rick’s restaurants, Bill Shores is an expert at getting the most production out of any space. Saturday, March 28, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Edible Gardening Workshop: Keeping it Weird in the Vegetable Garden

Make your vegetable garden stand out from the rest! If you like your gardening weird, loud, and fun, this workshop is for you. Join Amanda Thomsen, author of the popular book and blog, Kiss My Aster, for all of her favorite tricks for garden design and flair at The Morton Arboretum.Saturday, March 21, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Edible Gardening Workshop: Keys to Organic Gardening Success

Get strategies for a bountiful organic vegetable garden from the designer of the Edible Garden at the Lincoln Park Zoo. Jeanne Nolan, founder of the edible gardening business The Organic Gardener and author of the book From the Ground Up, will lead an informative workshop on how to plant and plan your vegetable garden at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 14, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Edible Gardening Workshop: Fearless Food Gardening in Chicagoland

Get started vegetable gardening with a community gardening expert at Beginning food gardeners rejoice! LaManda Joy’s expertise teaching hundreds (maybe thousands) of new gardeners will help you with your first foray into food gardening at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 7, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

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