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When Joy Morton established The Morton Arboretum in 1922, he envisioned a “great outdoor museum” of trees. Today, our living collections inspire visitors to appreciate, learn about, plant, and protect trees. The Arboretum champions the world's trees through plant collections, science and conservation,...
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Learn the basic techniques and tools required to grow your own vegetables. Site selection, bed and soil preparation, seed sowing, transplanting, and harvesting techniques will be covered. This introductory vegetable-growing class is best suited for those with little or no vegetable-growing experience. You will receive a packet of seeds to...
Saturday Jan 25th, 9am - 11am
Learn tips and techniques used by professional gardeners through a combination of lecture and hands-on activities. Acquire solid gardening skills and determine best management practices. Topics range from general grounds maintenance, winterization, plantings, and other horticultural practices. This is a pre-professional class designed for students...
Saturday Jan 25th, 7:30am - 10:30am(6 sessions)
Explore topics including the cultural, historical, and environmental significance of saving seeds. You will learn the different pollination processes and special practices for heirloom or single varietal plantings. Conversations will focus on the ecological relationships in seed saving, fundamental seed literacy, good food and good land practices,...
Sunday Jan 26th, 9am - 12pm
If you are new to gardening or the Midwest, you’ll benefit from knowing how our climate and changing seasons can affect your garden. Learn solutions to address the ongoing challenges of temperature and moisture extremes, soil problems, and wind to have a successful garden in every season.
Saturday Feb 1st, 10am - 12pm
Do you think you lack a green thumb? Do you have trouble keeping plants alive? Justin Schmitz will introduce you to the captivating world of succulents. He will discuss the needs and care techniques of common succulents and cactus, explain what succulence in plants really means, and give other examples of low-maintenance arid plants.
Saturday Feb 15th, 12pm - 2pm
Pruning and training can be intimidating, but with a little preparation, this rewarding winter activity will make your trees healthy and strong, and thus, more productive. You will learn about apples, pears, and cherries and other stone fruits that thrive in the Midwest. Both organic and conventional care will be addressed so you can grow the kind...
Sunday Feb 16th, 9am - 11am
Learn over 200 edible wild plants that grow in our bioregion through classroom, field and home study, but most importantly by eating or preparing recipes with them every class! You will receive an Edible Wild Plants Recipe book containing all of the recipes prepared by the instructor and students throughout the course and a printed certificate...
Saturday Feb 22nd, 9:30am - 3:30pm(10 sessions)
Orchids are great houseplants with long bloom times, and they are even more fantastic when presented as part of a miniature landscape in a shallow container. Create your own “tropical” oasis to enjoy this winter and all year long. Please bring gloves, an apron, and pruning shears. Alcohol will be served in this class; participants must be 21 years...
Thursday Mar 5th, 6pm - 8pm
Learn to identify plants without leaves or flowers. Explore the Schulenberg Prairie and adjacent woodlands to practice identifying native perennials and grasses in winter with a local expert. Notes: Includes winter hiking on dirt trails. Please dress for the weather. Limit 20 Recommended Text: A Guide to Wildflowers in Winter – Herbaceous...
Saturday Mar 7th, 8am - 12pm
Are you interested in organic gardening? This fresh approach to organic gardening will focus on fundamental horticultural practices as they apply to a successful organic garden experience. The presentation will cover the “what and why” of organics followed by a detailed discussion of specific horticultural practices both in the area of plant nutrition...
Saturday Mar 7th, 9:30am - 12pm
Join us for the annual Edible Gardening Workshop Series held each spring at The Morton Arboretum! Each week, gardening experts will share practical tips on growing your own food and inspire you with new ways to create beautiful, productive, edible gardens. This series has something for everyone. Whether you are new to gardening or you are an experienced...
Saturday Mar 14th, 9:30am - 12pm
One of the secrets to gardening success is an understanding of soils. Join Glenn Grosch for a detailed discussion of soils, including structure, fertilizers, understanding and managing pH, soil amendments, and water management. This course will also highlight proper horticultural techniques for a healthy soil ecosystem.
Saturday Mar 14th, 9:30am - 12pm
Whether they are planted on a slab or in a container, forests are a great way to have instant impact with your bonsai. In this hands-on workshop we cover all aspects of design, planting, and after-care of your new forest. You can either bring your own trees and pots, or we will provide them for you for an additional fee of $69 A map will be sent with...
Wednesday Mar 18th, 6pm - 9pm
Students will be introduced to professional gardening through a combination of lecture and hands-on activities. They will focus on acquiring solid gardening skills, learning a variety of techniques, and developing the ability to determine best practices. Prerequisite: Botany 1. A supply list will be sent with your confirmation. Please...
Saturday Mar 21st, 10:30am - 1:30pm(6 sessions)
Participants will learn the fundamental principles of aquaponics production, as well as tips and tricks for building an at-home or small-scale aquaponics system. This course will include hands-on work with the nursery system and the 52,000-gallon aquaponics production system.
Saturday Mar 21st, 10:30am - 3pm
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