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Insects and Diseases of Landscape Plants

Learn to recognize tree and shrub problems through observing the life-cycles, signs, and symptoms of the most common pests in our landscapes at The Morton Arboretum. 5 Tuesdays, March 3-March 31, 6:30-9:00 p.m., and Sunday, March 29, 1:00-3:30 p.m.

New Invaders Watch Training Program-Sold Out

Learn about the New Invaders Watch Program and how to get involved in monitoring and reporting invasive plants that are new to our region at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, March 5, 6:00-9:00 p.m.

Mosaics Fairy House (more project choices added)

Learn the whimsical art of broken china (pique assiette) mosaic while making a decorative fairy house for the yard or to display in the home at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 7, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Mosaics Fairy Furniture

Create furniture and accessories fit for a Fairy. Learn the whimsical art of broken china (pique assiette) mosaic at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 7, 1:00-5:00 p.m.

2015 Edible Gardening Workshop Series

Whether you are starting your first vegetable garden or incorporating food plants into an existing ornamental landscape, the Arboretum has unique, creative solutions for you. Sign up for the whole series or purchase workshops a la carte. 5 Saturdays, March 7-28 and April 11, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Edible Gardening Workshop: Fearless Food Gardening in Chicagoland

Get started vegetable gardening with a community gardening expert at Beginning food gardeners rejoice! LaManda Joy’s expertise teaching hundreds (maybe thousands) of new gardeners will help you with your first foray into food gardening at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 7, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Identifying Herbaceous Plants in Winter

Learn to identify plants without leaves or flowers and explore the Schulenberg Prairie and adjacent woodlands to practice identifying native perennials and grasses in winter at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, March 7, 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Waterfowl Field Study-Sold Out

Learn about the events that are a part of spring waterfowl migration and identify the birds arriving in Illinois at The Morton Arboretum. Sunday, March 15, 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Steward Leadership

Strengthen your skills leading volunteers in natural areas management with this hands-on primer on workday planning, public communication, group dynamics, and safety at The Morton Arboretum. 3 Wednesdays, March 11-25, 6:30-9:00 p.m.

Hunting for Paperbark Maple

Take a photographic trip to the most famous botanical gardens in the United Kingdom in search of the paperbark maple at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, March 12, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.