ONLINE: Edible Landscaping to Kitchen Gardens: Planning, Planting to Harvest – Isthmus

Press release: A Gardener’s Call

January – May 2021, Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 8.30 p.m.

Plants, animals and microbes play an essential role in filling our gardens. As gardeners, we have a responsibility to recognize and respect the contributions of all beings to healthy garden ecosystems. By listening to the call of life, we can cultivate gardens that care for all members of the gardening community. Take part in a special 5-part series of lectures to learn how we can support all life in the garden and create spaces in which all life belongs.

The lectures include: 60-minute presentation on ZOOM, followed by 30-minute questions and answers with the moderator.

Sign up for all five lectures and get a $ 10 discount – REGISTER HERE! Register by the day before.

Check out our Best Practices Leaflet (link) to make sure you are in the best technical shape for the lectures! The Olbrich Botanical Garden cannot provide technical support during the presentations.

April 29th: Edible landscaping for vegetable gardens: plan, plant to harvest

Presented by Lisa Hilgenberg, Gardener in the four-acre Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden of the Chicago Botanic Garden, educator and presenter of the Weekly Gardening Minute on WBBM Newsradio.

Vegetable gardens and edible landscapes have the unique potential to be adventure paradises that offer your family food, beauty and tranquility. Learn with Lisa Hilgenberg, gardener in the four hectare Regenstein Fruit & Vegetable Garden of the Chicago Botanic Garden, how to incorporate edible plants and flowers into modern landscapes and how to choose selected attractive and productive varieties.

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