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Garden Design: Island Hopping in Fall

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois 60022

Tracing a sensory & symbolic garden path  New! With a spotlight on our early-fall plant palette, we will explore Spider Island, Keiunto (in the Elizabeth Hubert Malott Japanese Garden), and Evening Island. Comparing three different landscapes allows us a view of natural vs. symbolic gardens. Our tour will expand our appreciation and use of...

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$39

Fantastic Perennials for Fall

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Many perennial plants naturally bloom late in the year, so to maintain a fantastic garden through the months of fall, it is crucial to incorporate a large percentage of them. With the right mix of perennials, home gardeners can successfully produce a diverse, colorful show to end the growing season.  In this course, Jacob Burns will review the...

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$49

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Designing with Tropicals

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Discover how to use a variety of tropical plants such as bananas, cannas, elephant ears, bromeliads, and palms in effective designs.  Course Description: The program will show the student how to use these plants in both in-ground plantings, as well as container plantings. We will discuss the logistics of these type of plantings, including plant...

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$39

Tropicals as Ornamentals in the Midwest Landscape

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Using tropical plants in the landscape is no longer a fad. They are becoming staples, adding a tropical punch to summer borders and containers. Discover what is available to you, important plant care tips, and how to effectively incorporate them into the landscape.  A walking tour is included. The School’s CEUs=3 hours

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$74

Colorful Foliage Combinations

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

One of the hottest trends in gardening continues to be using colorful foliage plants, accent plants, and tropical plants mixed with other blooming plants to create colorful displays. Join Tim Pollak as he talks about adding colorful foliage plants to your gardens and containers. A walking tour will be included, so please dress for the weather.

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$39

Fantastic Perennials for Spring

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

Many perennial plants naturally bloom early in the year, so to maintain a fantastic garden through the months of spring, it is crucial to incorporate a large percentage of them. With the right mix of perennials, home gardeners can successfully produce a diverse, colorful show to start the growing season. In this course, Jacob Burns will review a spring...

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$49

Queer Porn Americana Screening

at Pleasure Chest - Roscoe Village 3436 N Lincoln Ave, Illinois City, Illinois 60657

Chelsea Poe and Ella Bryn are bringing their queer porn world screening tour! QUEER PORN AMERICANA blends the worlds of queer art, queer music and queer porn in this 48 minute directorial debut of Chelsea Poe. Refreshments and snacks will be served. We do not offer advance registration or reserved seating for free workshops or events. Attendance is...

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Free

Fall Annuals: Foliage & Flowers

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

There is still time to add color and texture to your garden using annuals that will last through the beginning of winter. Learn about old favorites such as pansies and kale, as well as new or overlooked varieties that will enhance your garden. We will also discuss fall clean-up methods, bed maintenance, and overwintering practices. A walking tour will...

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$39

The Planted Landscape

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Chicago, Illinois 60022

The specific planted choices and selections within a landscape and garden are informed by the site, program, context, and story. This program will outline, define, and communicate applications of planting design within comprehensive site and landscape design. The session will involve classroom discussion along with physical site landscape tours and...

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$119

Backstage Pass: The Garden Greenhouses

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Rd, Chicago, Illinois 60022

The Garden Wall and Berm zips by in a flash for drivers on the Edens Expressway. Yet there is so much to see out there, horticulturally speaking. Now you have the opportunity to join a select few to tour this highly visible, yet virtually inaccessible, jewel in the crown of the Chicago Botanic Garden. Did you know that this wall is more than a mile...

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$37

Sexing the Transman

at Pleasure Chest - Roscoe Village 3436 N Lincoln Ave, Illinois City, Illinois 60657

Pioneering filmmaker Buck Angel gives an audio-visual tour of trans male sexuality, including video interviews with a variety of trans men and the people who love them. Buck is your guide to re-defining gender and enjoying the fluidity of sexuality and individual expression of identity.  We’ll explore how to affirm and acknowledge individual...

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Free

Sissinghurst: Portrait of a Garden

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois 60022

Hear about the 22 years horticulturist Alexis Datta spent as head gardener of Sissinghurst Castle Garden—the famous English site designed by Vita Sackville-West and her husband Harold Nicolson in the 1930s. Learn about how Sackville-West’s overflowing flower beds and Nicolson’s formal garden structure of Classical and Moorish influence have been...

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$25

Intro to Cupping

at Infinity Foundation - Highland Park 1280 Old Skokie Valley Rd, Highland Park, Illinois 60035

Cupping therapy has been a popular form of medicine for centuries, especially in the Eastern regions of the world. Cupping creates a vacuum to draw out impurities and stagnation and mobilizes the blood and other body fluids to help repair tissues. This action helps alleviate chronic conditions and restore healthy function. Traditional cupping methods...

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$110

Bucktown Fiesta in Rick Bayless' Garden and Restaurant

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Glencoe 1000 Lake Cook Road, Glencoe, Illinois 60022

Be part of an unforgettable, behind-the-scenes experience. We’ll start the morning by touring chef and host of the PBS television show Mexico—One Plate a ta Time Rick Bayless’s private organic garden with his professional gardener, Bill Shores. This 800-square-foot production garden not only supplies fresh herbs and vegetables to their restaurants...

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$199

Good News! Topic: The Holy Spirit’s Plan

at The Witness Energy Healing - Glenview 1800 Dewes St Suite D, Illinois City, Illinois 60025

The Holy Spirit strikes again! Charlie and Barret are back to explore another evocative phrase from A Course in Miracles. What is the Holy Spirit? How do we get in touch with Him? Is He on our playlist? Is there a way to know that we are trusting in His plan? The Holy Spirit represents our right-minded Self, which we are always able to access even...

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$20
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