Wicker Park Garden Club Fall/Winter Lectures & Workshops

Over the past couple of years I’ve had the good fortune of attending a few workshops and lectures by the Wicker Park Garden Club.  There’s always something new to learn at a workshop and the lectures are interesting and educational. One of my favorite parts of attending these events is the members are always warm and inviting and you don’t have to be a member, or a resident of the Wicker Park neighborhood, to attend. Workshops and lectures are open to all gardeners in Chicago (suburbanites attend too) for a relatively small fee. In addition, the lectures and workshops all take place within a few feet of the Damen stop on the Blue Line making them convenient for public transportation users like myself. Here is a schedule of the workshops and lectures this fall and winter. For more information you can always visit the Wicker Park Garden Club’s website.


Home Canning Techniques

Saturday, October 8 at 11am – 1pm
Learn Techniques, Light Lunch, Take Home a Pint of Canned Goods
Limit 15 Students RSVP – wpgarden@aol.com or (773) 278-9075
Held in a Wicker Park Home— Address Given to Registered Attendees

Plant Propagation from Seeds and Cuttings
Saturday, March 3 – 2 sessions: 10-12 or 1:30-3:30
Richard Tilley and Doug Wood Instructors
Held in Wicker Park Home – Address Given to Registered Students
Registration Required – $15 – Sessions limited at 15 students. RSVP to wpgarden@aol.com. Pay at Door.

Home Landscape Design Workshop
Wicker Park Field House – 1425 N. Damen, Chicago
Saturdays – 7 Weeks – 10am – 1pm
January 14 – February 25

YOU Will Create a New Landscape for Your Home Then Go Home with the Drawings That You Designed 7 Professional Designer – 10 Experienced Gardeners. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED – $80 – Limited Seating RSVP to wpgarden@aol.com or (773) 278-9075

Tool Sharpening Workshop
Saturday, March 31 – 2 sessions: 10-12 or 1:30-3:30
Bring Your Tools and Go Home with Sharpened Ones
Instructors: Richard Tilley, Jim Angrabright, Denise Browning, Susan Fontana
Registration Required – $15 – Sessions limited at 15 students. RSVP to wpgarden@aol.com. Pay at Door.

Lecture Series Location Wicker Park Field House – 1425 N. Damen Chicago, IL Tickets for Each Lecture
$8 – Tickets Required – RSVP & Pay At Door wpgarden@aol.com

Monday, October 3 at 7pm – 8:30pm
Christy Webber, Owner & President
Christy Webber Landscapes and Grand Street Gardens
Sponsors: www.christywebber.com www.GrandstreetGardens.com
Monday, November 7 at 7pm – 8:30pm

Shawn M. Weidner, ASLA, Director of Design Ecogardens
Monday, December 5 at 7pm – 8:30pm

Anne Roberts, Owner & Designer
Anne Roberts Gardens
Monday, January 9 at 7pm -8:30pm

Gary W. Lehman, RLA, ASLA
G Studio, Owner
Monday, February 6 at 7pm -8:30pm

Claire & Ryan Kettelkamp
Principals/Landscape Architects
Kettelkamp & Kettelkamp Landscape Architecture

Monday, March 12 at 7pm -8:30pm
Craig Bergmann, RLA, ALSA
Craig Bergmann Landscape Design, Inc


Source: Wicker Park Garden Club.

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