Lectures, Workshops, and Full Courses
Openlands’ interactive, hands-on introduction to Community Gardening focused on Earth friendly, chemical free methods conserving natural resources.
- Angelic Organics Learning Center
Classes and events for adults or children
- Garfield Park Conservatory
Classes and demonstration garden for adults or kids, professional development for teachers
- U of I Extension
Horticulture and gardening classes, as well as a 12-week Master Gardener certificate program
- Wicker Park Garden Club
Lectures, classes, and events
- Morton Arboretum
Horticulture and gardening classes
- Growing Power Workshops
Intensive workshops with a focus on urban agriculture
- Chicago Botanic Garden
Six-month City College organic-method vegetable- and plant-growing enterprise that provides certificate instruction in sustainable horticulture. Also, the Master Gardener Certificate: two-year skills and basic training with a practical user-friendly approach to make you a more successful home gardener. The Green Youth Farm program offers students the opportunity to learn all aspects of organic farming. Additionally, Windy City harvest offers some 14-week industry-specific certification courses for advanced gardeners.
- Triton College Horticulture Program, designed to provide students with the necessary skills to acquire entry-level positions in all fields of Horticulture and Sustainable Agriculture.
- “The Case for Permaculture” by Bill Wilson
An 18-Part YouTube Series offered by Midwest Permaculture