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Adult programs, Gardening and horticulture

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.

Grow Vegetables From Seed

Discover techniques for and benefits of growing your vegetables from seed started indoors at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, March 15, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

America's Romance with the English Garden

Discover the elements that made the English garden style so popular in America with Thomas Mickey, the author of America’s Romance with the English Garden at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, March 19, 7-8:30 pm

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: 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.

Plan Your Landscape III: Selecting Plants for Your Plan

Learn planting design and gain confidence in your ability to put trees, shrubs, and perennials together into an attractive composition at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Saturdays, April 11-May 2, 1:30-4:30 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.