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New Adult Classes Build Skills Indoor and Out This Winter

GLENCOE, IL (Dec. 8, 2015) – Students can indulge their interests and build new skills this winter with classes that will take them from snowy sunrises to science laboratories to a green roof and beyond. They can grow their gardening skills and knowledge of natural systems, learn about traditional foods, try yoga both indoors and out, hear from a renowned author, or tap into another field. A new list of offerings by the Joseph Regenstein, Jr. School of the Chicago Botanic Garden is now available for registration.

Learn More About New Nature Preschool at Open House, January 14 and April 7, 2016

Event Date: 
Thursday, January 14, 2016

GLENCOE, IL (Dec. 8, 2015) — Early childhood staff at the Chicago Botanic Garden will host two open houses introducing the Nature Preschool, a nature- and play-based, developmentally appropriate preschool on the new Regenstein Learning Campus. Open houses will be held on January 14 and April 7, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in theLakeside Room of the Visitor Center.

Conservation and Land Management Interns Embark on Research in Protected Federal Lands

Event Date: 
Monday, June 8, 2015

GLENCOE, IL (June 30, 2015) - Protected federal lands across the United States welcome Chicago Botanic Garden Conservation and Land Management (CLM) interns this summer for intensive fieldwork. The interns, all college graduates with degrees in science fields and some with advanced degrees, bring a unique suite of skills and enthusiasm to the rapidly growing fields of restoration, conservation and land management.

Rick Bayless Garden and Bill Kurtis Estate Provide Beautiful Settings for Summer Adult Education Classes

GLENCOE, IL (May 20, 2015)The private garden of celebrity chef Rick Bayless and the part-time residence of television journalist Bill Kurtis will provide special settings for classes offered this summer through of the Joseph Regenstein, Jr. School of the Chicago Botanic Garden. The school encourages lifelong learning in a range of garden-inspired topics, including botanical illustration, yoga, photography, wellness, birding, horticulture, and garden design.

Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education Continues

Event Date: 
Saturday, May 19, 2012 to Sunday, October 21, 2012
Farmer's Market Demonstration

GLENCOE, Ill. (May 7, 2012) – The Chicago Botanic Garden has done groundbreaking work as a result of a two-year grant from the North Central Region Sustainable Agriculture Research & Education (SARE) program, funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture – National Institute of Food and Agriculture. The grant reaches both casual passersby and committed gardeners with ideas for how to integrate sustainable agriculture techniques into their own backyards.