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Basic Chicken Keeping Concepts: Online

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Considering getting chickens, or already have your own birds? Learn tips and tricks on how to raise chicks, care for adult birds, prevent common problems, and keep your neighbors happy.  Note: This class will be taught online via Zoom.  Registered students will receive login instructions one day in advance. All registrations must be...

Tuesday Apr 20th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

Azalea Bonsai Workshop: Online

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Azaleas are among the most beautiful flowering bonsai around. They are also treated unlike just about any other species when it comes to pruning, repotting, and styling. Their vigorous growing habit and response to work makes them great bonsai species. Soil types, fertilizing, root pruning, and more will be covered in this fun and informative class....

Wednesday Apr 21st, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

Intro to Mushroom Identification: Online

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Explore the basics of mushroom identification.  Become more familiar with the different groups of mushrooms and the basic characteristics including cap, gill and stipe features.  This class will be taught online via Zoom. All registrations must be submitted online two days before your class starts. Registered students will receive login...

Wednesday Apr 21st, 6pm - 7:30pm Central Time

Beginning Watercolor (Online)

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Watercolor is a delightfully fun medium. You will learn a variety of watercolor techniques, including washes and how to make a range of textures on paper, plus some color theory to get you started. No prior experience is necessary.  A supply list will be sent. This class will be taught online via Zoom. All registrations must be submitted online...

Wednesday May 12th, 9:30am - 12pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$349

6 sessions

Painting the Natural World: Online

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Watercolor is a fresh, beautiful way to express the beauty of a sunset or the reflection of trees and clouds on a pond. You will learn to make expressive marks, mix colors, and apply water mindfully to achieve the sparkling, sensitive effects watercolor offers. Prerequisite: Beginning Watercolor or similar experience. A supply list will be sent. This...

Wednesday May 12th, 1pm - 3:30pm Central Time

  (6 sessions)
$349

6 sessions

Chicken Coop Basics

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Discover all you need to know about building a safe and comfortable home for your hens. Learn the basic needs of backyard birds, the essential components of a coop, important construction tips, and different coop styles. Use what you learn to construct your own coop or evaluate an existing design.  Note: All registrations must be submitted...

Tuesday Apr 27th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

New Camera Workshop

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Did you buy a new camera recently? This workshop will help you set up your camera and learn basic operations.  Please have your digital single lens reflex (DSLR) camera, mirrorless camera, or advanced point-and-shoot camera on hand. This class will be taught online via Zoom. All registrations must be submitted online two days before your...

Saturday Jun 5th, 1pm - 3pm Central Time

  (3 sessions)
$162

3 sessions

Composting 101

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Want to compost, but not sure where to start? Learn tips and techniques on how to compost right in your own backyard. You’ll gain sound composting practices to ensure successful home composting. All registrations must be submitted online two days before your class starts.

Sunday Jun 6th, 9am - 11am Central Time

Tai Chi Fundamental Yang 24 (Online)

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Tai chi from the Yang style is a beautiful, slow-moving meditation in motion. Move through the 24 forms and some qi gong from your own home during this online class. This class level is best for students new to tai chi or the Yang form, or if you would like to refresh your practice. This class will be taught online via Zoom. All registrations must...

Thursday May 6th, 9:30am - 10:30am Central Time

  (7 sessions)
$124

7 sessions

Best Roses for Your Garden

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Roses dazzle, delight, and romance us in many ways. Explore the world of roses as we dive into the commonly available varieties and touch on heirlooms, species, and exciting new selections. Learn which rose to match with your space and expectations.

Monday May 10th, 6pm - 9pm Central Time

Bonsai Design: Online

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

There are many different types and styles of bonsai design. Learn about your tree’s “attitude”, if it has tension or balance, the ins and outs of negative space, and traditional vs. natural styles.

Wednesday May 12th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

Gardening Tools of the Trade: Online

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Quality tools are helpful and essential in the garden. Discover a wide range of the most popular and durable tools, as well as some new selections on the market. Explore the realm of adaptive and ergonomic tools, which minimize stress and strain on the body, particularly as we age. Proper tool care will also be discussed. This class will be taught...

Thursday May 13th, 6pm - 8pm Central Time

Permaculture Design: Online

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Want more out of your garden but don’t have the time? Discover the history of permaculture and its eight principles that explain these sustainable and self-sufficient systems of gardening. Take away techniques and methods that can be applied to your own home or community garden. This class will be taught online via Zoom. All registrations must...

Saturday May 15th, 9am - 11am Central Time

Introduction to Watercolor

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

Discover the very individual painter waiting inside you, whether your interest lies in realism or expressionism, fauvism or impressionism, and everything in between. Even if you have no prior art experience, in just four mornings of painting and with one-on-one time with the instructor, you will learn a wide variety of watercolor techniques and basic...

Saturday May 15th, 10am - 12pm Central Time

  (4 sessions)
$187

4 sessions

Beekeeping: Introducing Bees to the Hive

This class is temporarily being offered remotely.

at Chicago Botanic Garden - Online 00000

You received your package of bees or your nucleus colony. Now what? Learn how to introduce your bees to their hive, how to release the queen, and how to feed your new bees. This class will be taught online via Zoom. All registrations must be submitted online two days before your class starts. Registered students will receive login instructions one...

Sunday May 16th, 9am - 11am Central Time

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