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Aquaponics

at Chicago Botanic Garden - North Lawndale 3555 Ogden Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60623

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 Oct 12th, 10:30am - 4:30pm

Value-added: Canning Dehydrating and Jam

at Chicago Botanic Garden - North Lawndale 3555 Ogden Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60623

Take some of your favorite summer crops and learn to preserve them for the winter months. This hands-on class will cover crop seasonality, food safety, and popular food-preservation techniques. Put your knowledge to work by preserving local fruit and vegetables to take home

Saturday Oct 19th, 10:30am - 4:30pm

Aquaponics Intensive

at Chicago Botanic Garden - North Lawndale 3555 Ogden Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60623

This course is for individuals seriously considering or already in the process of aquaponic food production on a commercial scale. This three-day course is a comprehensive look at the design and build-out of a system, water quality, controlled environment growing, daily operations and growing techniques. Instruction will include hands-on work and lectures....

Friday Nov 8th, 8:30am - 4:30pm

  (3 sessions)
$950

3 sessions

Value-added: Vinegars Shrubs Kombucha

at Chicago Botanic Garden - North Lawndale 3555 Ogden Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60623

In this hands-on class, we will discuss how to use the abundance from the farm for vinegars, shrubs, and kombucha. Put your knowledge to work by starting your fermentation to take home.

Saturday Nov 16th, 10:30am - 4:30pm

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Rooftop Farming

at Chicago Botanic Garden - North Lawndale 3555 Ogden Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60623

Growing on a rooftop presents its own challenges and rewards. Learn from a seasoned rooftop farmer about what the city requires for a rooftop buildout. Participants will be guided through the many decisions you’ll make as you begin or expand your own rooftop farm or garden. 

No Upcoming Schedules
$75

Seed Saving

at Chicago Botanic Garden - North Lawndale 3555 Ogden Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60623

Learn the how and why of saving seeds for thrifty gardening and farming, biodiversity preservation, and food sovereignty. In this course, you will receive open-pollinated seeds to take home with you as well as information to help you feel confident saving seeds for future farm and garden seasons.

No Upcoming Schedules
$75

Small Business for Local Food

at Chicago Botanic Garden - North Lawndale 3555 Ogden Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60623

This course is intended for aspiring urban-agriculture entrepreneurs who are launching or planning to launch a local foods business. The course has been designed for practicing sustainable urban agriculturalists who want to produce vegetable crops and agricultural products for sale in commercial markets. Course content has been developed in partnership...

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$600

19 sessions

Edible Landscapes Featuring Containers

at Chicago Botanic Garden - North Lawndale 3555 Ogden Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60623

Transform a small space into a beautiful and functional garden. This class will show you the best practices for keeping edible and ornamental plants happy and healthy in your container garden. It includes hands-on work and an informative lecture with plenty of time for questions.

No Upcoming Schedules
$75

Value-added: Flower Growing Arranging

at Chicago Botanic Garden - North Lawndale 3555 Ogden Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60623

Arranging locally grown flowers is both an art and a savvy business plan. Learn about local flower farmers and the businesses that celebrate their products. Spend the afternoon working on your own bouquets with the guidance of seasoned professionals.

No Upcoming Schedules
$75

Planning for Pollinators

at Chicago Botanic Garden - North Lawndale 3555 Ogden Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60623

Bees & Beyond thematic programming at the Chicago Botanic Garden inspired Windy City Harvest to offer this special course for gardeners to learn about the pollinators in their backyards and gardening techniques to support them.

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$75

Value-added: Krauts, Pickles, Kimchi

at Chicago Botanic Garden - North Lawndale 3555 Ogden Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60623

Fermented foods are both healthy and a great way to reduce food waste. Join this hands-on class to learn about different types of fermentation. You will quickly put your new knowledge to action by preparing different fermentations to taste and take home with you.

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$75

Edible Landscape Design and Gardening

at Chicago Botanic Garden - North Lawndale 3555 Ogden Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60623

This class is for individuals who are interested in learning and expanding their knowledge of edible landscaping techniques, design, and maintenance.  Students will create a four-season planting plan for an existing farm site and will present their planting design as a final project. Prerequisite: This course is appropriate for growers with some...

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$600

11 sessions

Youth Farm Facilitator Training

at Chicago Botanic Garden - North Lawndale 3555 Ogden Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60623

Are you interested in learning more about how to work with youth in an urban agriculture or school garden setting? Would you like to know more about structuring a youth development program centered on sustainable agriculture and food systems during the summer or school year? Please join the Windy City Harvest Youth Farm staff for a day of focused learning,...

Saturday Feb 23rd, 8:30am - 3:30pm

Crop Planning

at Chicago Botanic Garden - North Lawndale 3555 Ogden Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60623

This workshop covers site analysis, vegetable garden plan components, space saving techniques and spacing, cool- and warm-season crops, crop and variety selection, three-season and succession planning. There will be crop plan examples and a template for you to start your own crop plan. Bring a drawing of your farm site with dimensions.

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$75

Starting Your Food Business

at Chicago Botanic Garden - North Lawndale 3555 Ogden Ave, Chicago, Illinois 60623

This course is intended for aspiring food entrepreneurs and/or urban farmers who are hoping to create or expand their farm or local food business by providing seasonal, local food products all year long. We will cultivate an understanding of the basic techniques, food safety regulations, and business guidelines for producing value-added, local foods....

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$75
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