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Edible Gardening Workshop - Beauty and Bounty: Designing Organic Edible Landscapes

Learn to design an edible landscape with vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers as your landscape materials at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 29, 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Edible Gardening Workshop - Food and Foliage: Creative Design Ideas

Discover creative new ideas for growing edibles in your garden or in containers this spring at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 22, 2:00–4:30 p.m.

Edible Gardening Workshop - Edible Theme Gardens

Get inspired for spring gardening by planning a themed garden you can eat at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 8, 9:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Edible Gardening Workshop Series

Whether you are starting your first vegetable garden or incorporating food plants into an existing ornamental landscape, The Morton Arboretum has unique, creative solutions for you. Sign up for the whole series or purchase workshops a la carte. 5 Saturdays, March 8, 22, 29, April 5 and April 26.

Bird Conservation

In this class at The Morton Arboretum, investigate how bird populations are naturally affected by habitat, competition, and predation; then apply these principles to understanding conservation threats. 3 Wednesdays, May 21, June 4 and 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and 3 Saturdays, May 24, June 7 and 21, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Bird Behavior

Explore the significance of songs and plumage in determining the territory, mate selection, and the different sexual strategies employed by birds at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting May 7. One section

Project Learning Tree®: PreK-8-SOLD OUT

A program of the American Forest Foundation, Project Learning Tree® (PLT) is a collection of award winning, multi-disciplinary environmental education activity guides for educators and students in Pre K-grade 8. Join us for this class at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 25, 2014, 9:00 a.m.-3:30 pm

Teacher Institute Day - NGSS in Your Backyard

Join two of The Morton Arboretum’s scientists for an introduction to forest ecology and woody plant breeding followed by a discussion of current research projects and their relevance to your classroom. Friday, February 28, 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Conservation Site Planning

Gain the tools you need to develop a plan for restoration at your site at The Morton Arboretum. Tuesday, February 11, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Project Learning Tree®: Early Childhood

A program of the American Forest Foundation, Project Learning Tree® (PLT) is a collection of award winning, multi-disciplinary environmental education activity guides for educators and students in Preschool. Join us for this class at the Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 11, 2014, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

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