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Gardening and Horticulture

Make your own environmentally friendly household cleaners at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting Saturday, October 8, 2016. Multiple sections.
Learn to grow vegetables in any space or season with a simple home hydroponics system at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, October 27, 2016, 6:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Explore the profound importance of plants in our lives and their essential role for life on earth through an autobiographical account by Stephen Blackmore, Queen’s Botanist, and Chairman of Botanic Gardens Conservation International at The Morton Arboretum. (Registration is now closed) Friday, October 28, 2016 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Kimchi is the fermented Korean side dish that’s good on, well, just about everything. It can be spicy, sweet, garlicky, red hot or salty, but regardless of the taste, it’s guaranteed to be mouthwatering and packed with flavor. Join Andrea for a crash course in the basics of preparing kimchi at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 29, 2016, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Draw inspiration for your own garden from the history of home garden design at The Morton Arboretum! Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Sip Arboretum ale, nibble pretzels and popcorn, and learn about top performing shrubs and trees for the fall landscape from collections supervisor Patrick Kelsch at The Morton Arboretum. (Canceled) Thursday, November 3, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Make your outdoor space a show stopper, no matter the season at The Morton Arboretum. Friday, November 4, 2016, 9:00 a.m. to noon
Brew your own kombucha at home. Learn the history and science behind the popular fermented tea, kombucha, and how it can benefit your health at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 5, 2016, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Conference: Help curb the spread of problem plants escaping from cultivation at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, November 10, 2016, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Late autumn is one of the best times to prune for plant structure at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, November 3, OR Saturday, November 12, 2016, 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.