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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
Explore the winter landscape with an expert guide, learn to identify the birds that overwinter in Illinois, and discuss their behaviors and natural history at The Morton Arboretum. Saturdays, January 21 or February 18, 2017, 8:00 to 10:30 a.m., or March 18, 2017, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.
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.
Altering books is the process of recycling books for another purpose using gesso, pasting, cutting and image altering at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, March 19, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Take a guided hike to learn the history of maple tapping and see how it’s done at The Morton Arboretum! Saturday, March 18, or Sunday, March 19, 2017, Multiple start times 10:00 a.m. to noon.
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.
Learn how to safely use herbicides to benefit natural areas management at The Morton Arboretum.Thursday, March 23, 2017, 6:30 to 8:30 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
This class will cover the best ways to use your smartphone to capture attractive images and recommend a selection of good starter apps for some basic post-processing of your photos at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 25, or Saturday, March 25, 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Experience the healing and wellness promoting effects of Shinrin-Yoku, the practice of bathing the senses in the atmosphere of the forest. Take a mindful walk with a certified Forest Therapy guide on a trail at the Morton Arboretum as you awaken your senses and reconnect with nature. Select Mondays, January 23 through March 20, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., or select Saturdays, January 21 through March 25, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.