Home and Garden


Growing Greens Indoors: Online

New! Explore the foundational tools needed to grow greens indoors. We will discuss materials needed (and alternatives) as well as ideal crop varieties, the benefits and drawbacks of direct sowing versus transplanting, and optimal conditions for successfully growing greens indoors.

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 day in advance.

Saturday, February 6th, 2021. Meets 1 week. 9-11am CT. $40

Offered by Chicago Botanic Gardens

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Small-space Gardening: Online

New! Learn how to make the most out of your small space. A small garden plot, outdoor deck space, or a windowsill can all be maximized, so you have a successful garden. Microclimates, soils, and season extension will also be discussed.

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 day in advance.

Saturday, February 6th, 2021. Meets 1 week. 12-2pm CT.  $40.

Offered by Chicago Botanic Gardens

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Real Estate Staging

Transform your property into the hottest listing on the block using professional staging strategies. Whether you are a realtor, investor, homeowner, or builder, learn the benefits of viewing property through the eyes of the buyer and explore the most overlooked strategies that can set you apart from the competition. Includes interior and exterior environments. Includes all materials.

Tuesday, April 20 and Thursday, April 22, 2021. Meets 2 Tuesdays and Thursdays. 6-9:15pm CT.  $325

Offered by Harper College

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Pruning Principles: Online

Using the correct technique for pruning is key to maintaining healthy plants. Learn the principles of pruning, including proper tool use, techniques for pruning trees and shrubs, and the best time to prune both evergreen and deciduous plants. We will also explore a variety of good tools for pruning.

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 day in advance.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021. Meets 1 Week. 6-8pm CT.  $40.

Offered by Chicago Botanic Gardens

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English Gardening Styles: Online

New! Historic English gardens used beautiful plants in amazing compositions. Discover exciting gardening styles with a strong focus on examining relevant plants and combinations for your own garden. Explore specific examples of gardening success at gardens such as Great Dixter, Sissinghurst, Gravetye Manor, RHS-Wisley, and the Royal Botanic Garden-Kew.

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 day in advance.

Wednesday, February 10, 2021. Meets 1 Week. 6-8pm CT.  $40.

Offered by Chicago Botanic Gardens

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Introduction to Beekeeping: Online

Learn all the basics needed to start keeping bees. This includes what to expect, how to put together equipment, how to get bees in your hive, finding the queen, feeding, what to look for after the bees are installed, and seasonal chores.

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 day in advance.

Saturday, February 13, 2021. Meets 1 Week. 9am-2pm CT.  $80.

Offered by Chicago Botanic Gardens

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Houseplants 101: Online

Learn all there is to know about houseplants. Explore how to select the right plant for a particular space, determine the right lighting levels, learn principles of watering, and discuss when to repot and prune your houseplants. We’ll also talk about Phalaenopsis orchids, bonsai, and recent trends in houseplants, such as terrariums and air plants.

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 day in advance.

Saturday, February 20, 2021. Meets 1 Week. 9-11am CT.  $40.

Offered by Chicago Botanic Gardens

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Orchids for Beginners: Online

Learn how to select easy-to-grow orchids suitable for your home. Explore basic orchid physiology and general cultural information such as light, temperature, humidity, repotting, and media requirements. Review popular orchid species and cultivars, as well as local sources for orchids and supplies.

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 day in advance.

Saturday, February 27, 2021. Meets 1 Week. 10am-12pm CT.  $40.

Offered by Chicago Botanic Gardens

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Gardens of Chicago: Online

New! The Chicago area has a long and rich tradition of gardening and the appreciation of horticulture. With fabulous public gardens, green spaces, natural areas, and private gardens, there is no shortage of ideas or inspiration. We will discuss some of these destinations, along with their history, and will also focus on landscaping and planting ideas for your own landscape.

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 day in advance.

Thursday, March 11, 2021. Meets 1 Week. 6-8pm CT.  $40.

Offered by Chicago Botanic Gardens

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Lightroom JumpStart: Online

New! "The negative is the score, and the print is the performance." - Ansel Adams.
Learn how to use several key tools found in the Development Module of Lightroom. We will process two images together to help you build your image editing workflow skills. Learn and understand core editing techniques that you can immediately apply to your images to make them pop. A personal laptop with a current version of Adobe Lightroom Classic (not the cloud version) is required.

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 day in advance.

Friday, March 19, 2021. Meets 1 Week. 12-3pm CT.  $74.

Offered by Chicago Botanic Gardens

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