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Gardening and Horticulture

Local organic gardener Jeanne Nolan shares her favorite vegetable crops proven to thrive in Chicagoland and how to best plant, manage, and harvest them throughout the season utilizing organic practices at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 18, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to noon
Learn spring methods for propagating your favorite native plants. Learn how to bring seeds out of stratification, plant in seed trays and transplant seedlings at The Morton Arbortum. Sunday, March 19, 2017, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Spend less time in the yard by learning which plants require little time and effort at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, March 23, 2017, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Turn your front and back yard into an edible landscape that is beautiful and productive using the design principles of permaculture at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 25, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to noon
Bring life and interest to even the shadiest parts of your landscape at The Morton Arboretum. Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m
Hear the fascinating history of Chicago’s parks from author and historian Julia S. Bachrach at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, March 30, 2017, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Learn the ins and outs of sharpening garden tools and bring a tool of your own to sharpen at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 11, 10:00 a.m. to noon, or Friday, March 31, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Learn to grow heirloom apples in backyards and urban environments with the preeminent heirloom expert, Dan Bussey at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 1, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to noon
Learn the art of bonsai during this six-week hands-on course at The Morton Arboretum. Six Saturdays, April 1, 8, (no class on April 15) 22, 29, May 6, and 13, 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
For those with considerable familiarity and experience with the fundamentals of bonsai, take your practice to the next step at The Morton Arboretum. Six Saturdays, April 1, 8, (no class on April 15) 22, 29, May 6, and 13, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to noon