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Gardening and Horticulture, Lifelong Learning

The Perennial Plant Association and The Morton Arboretum are teaming up to offer a day-long symposium entitled, ‘Perennials for a Changing Future.' Saturday, February 4, 2017, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Explore the world of plants by learning how leaves, flowers, fruit, seeds, and roots relate to water, light, nutrients, and reproduction at The Morton Arboretum. Five Thursdays, January 19 through February 16, 2017, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Learn how and why to save your own seeds at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 21, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Learn to identify trees without their leaves. Explore the winter identification of trees at the Arboretum and develop the skills to identify trees on your own using clues found in buds, fruits, leaf scars, bark, and branching patterns of winter trees. Five Sundays, January 22 through February 19, 2017, 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Sign up for each day a la carte or take all five sessions for a complete introduction to winter trees.
Practice correct pruning techniques and learn which plants to prune now and more importantly, which to prune later at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, January 27, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. or Saturday, February 25, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Discover the beauty of winter trees and learn their identification at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, January 28, 2017, 9:00 to 11:30 a.m.or Friday, February 24, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Learn the basics of beekeeping at The Morton Arboretum. Four Wednesdays, February 1 through 22, 2017, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Learn to identify common trees that are highlights of the winter landscape at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 11, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Learn the essential skills and knowledge for raising happy, healthy backyard chickens at The Morton Arboretum.Saturday, February 18, 2017, 9:30 a.m. to noon
Learn how to build a safe and comfortable home for your hens at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, February 18, 2017, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.