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Horticulture

These courses cover a wide range of gardening topics, including hands-on gardening, container gardening, vegetable gardening, backyard chicken raising, pruning, shade gardening, perennial gardening, composting, lawn care, bonsai, beekeeping, edible plants, herb gardening, organic gardening, orchids, and houseplants. Daytime classes, evening classes, and weekend classes make school available for all interested Chicago-area residents.

Growing, Using, and Storing Herbs

  • Start Date: Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 1:00pm

Backstage Pass: The Garden Greenhouses

  • Start Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 3:00pm

Hands-on Gardening: Summer Pruning

  • Start Date: Saturday, July 9, 2016 - 1:00pm

Bonsai: Beginner-Basics and Fundamentals

  • Start Date: Tuesday, July 12, 2016 - 6:00pm

Organic Lawn Care

  • Start Date: Thursday, July 14, 2016 - 11:00am

Mulching for Healthy Soils

  • Start Date: Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 11:00am

Gardening with Fewer Pesticides

  • Start Date: Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 1:00pm

Bonsai Display 101

  • Start Date: Wednesday, July 20, 2016 - 6:00pm

Bucktown Fiesta in Rick Bayless' Garden and Restaurant

  • Start Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 - 9:30am

Pollinators with Peter Berthelsen

  • Start Date: Friday, July 29, 2016 - 10:00am

The Value of Pollinators

  • Start Date: Friday, July 29, 2016 - 10:00am

How to Establish and Manage the Best Pollinator Habitat

  • Start Date: Friday, July 29, 2016 - 1:00pm

The Organic Vegetable Garden in Autumn

  • Start Date: Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 9:00am

The Sustainable Garden

  • Start Date: Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 11:00am

The Thorny Side of Roses: Pests and Diseases

  • Start Date: Monday, August 15, 2016 - 6:30pm

Wild World of Weeds

  • Start Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 9:00am

Hands-on Gardening: Mulching and Edging

  • Start Date: Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 1:00pm

Fall Garden Care

  • Start Date: Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 1:00pm

Tropical Bonsai Workshop

  • Start Date: Wednesday, August 24, 2016 - 6:00pm

Composting

  • Start Date: Sunday, August 28, 2016 - 1:00pm

Autumn Containers at the Garden

  • Start Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 10:00am
  • Start Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 6:30pm

Preparing Your Lawn for Fall

  • Start Date: Saturday, September 10, 2016 - 10:00am

Peonies Rediscovered

  • Start Date: Wednesday, September 14, 2016 - 6:00pm

Introduction to Making Hard Apple Cider

  • Start Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 9:00am

Backstage Pass: Secrets of the Garden Wall

  • Start Date: Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 1:30pm

English Trough Workshop

  • Start Date: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 6:00pm

Dish Garden Workshop

  • Start Date: Friday, September 30, 2016 - 1:00pm

Winter Containers at the Garden

  • Start Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 10:00am
  • Start Date: Tuesday, December 6, 2016 - 6:30pm