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Lifelong Learning, Gardening and Horticulture

Beginning Home Composting

Discover the basics of backyard composting and composting with worms at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, April 14, 2016, 6:30-8:30 p.m. or Saturday, May 7, 2016, 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Pruning Flowering Shrubs

Get the most out of your shrubs with proper spring pruning at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Species on the Move: Updates on Invasive Threats to Urban and Natural Areas

The Morton Arboretum ISAM Workshop, May 12, 2016 Illinois Invasive Species Awareness Month This workshop will review the status of pests, pathogens, and invasive plants that threaten trees in Illinois.

Late Spring Trees

Discover showy woodland trees that make a nice addition to the home landscape at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, May 13, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CEUs available.

Basic Plant ID (Online and in-person)

Get the botany basics you need to identify plants at The Morton Arboretum. Online class begins Thursday, May 5, 2016. In person session meets Saturday, May 14, 2016, 9:30-11:30 a.m. This class can be taken as a component of the Woodland Stewardship Program in natural areas management at the Morton Arboretum.

Grow an Herb Garden

Learn how to grow some of the most popular herbs-basil, cilantro, oregano, lemongrass, rosemary, and many others-and how to harvest and preserve them for extended use at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Creating Intimate Spaces in the Garden

In this class, Carolyn Ulrich will share ideas for creating captivating plant combinations for the small space garden at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, May 19, 2016, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Perennial Maintenance Walking Tour

Stroll the Arboretum's stunning perennial beds where you’ll learn about plant placement, dividing, transplanting, watering, fertilizing, mulching and more. Thursday, May 19, 2016, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Late Spring Shrubs

Late spring is the time of year when the air is filled with the vanilla-almond scent of Viburnum and Mock Orange at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, May 20, 2016, 9:30 am-12:30 p.m. CEUs available.

Building Healthy Soils

Discover how to create better garden soil at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Tuesdays, April 26-May 3, 2016, 6:30-9:30 p.m.