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Watercolor Flowers on Canvas-Canceled

We will work with watercolor on canvas and explore new ways to use composition to enliven your paintings inspired by nature at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Saturdays, March 14 and 21, 2015, 9:00 a.m.-1:00 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.

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.

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.

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

Basic Nature Photography

This course is designed for the beginning nature photographer to become confident and focused. You will learn to be familiar with your camera controls, basic composition, transferring and editing your digital images at The Morton Arboretum. 2 Thursdays, March 19-26, 6:30-9:30p.m., and Saturday, March 21, 8:00-11:00 a.m.

Woodland Stewardship Program Orientation

Join us for a FREE orientation on the Woodland Stewardship Program at the Morton Arboretum. Thursday, March 19, 6:30-8:00 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.

Botanical Art With Pencil

As you study and draw the details of living plants, you will learn the techniques of pencil drawing, develop your eye-hand coordination, and learn the structures of the plants you draw at The Morton Arboretum. 4 Tuesdays, March 24 and April 7-21, 2015, 6:30-9:30 p.m.

Developing Your Photographic Style

In this class, explore the creative process by looking at how nature photographers make use of elements like movement, structure, and rhythm to compose images at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Thursdays, March 26-April 23; 6:30-9:30 p.m.