Green Living

Green Living

Take the leap toward a lawn-free yard. Lawns are labor - and resource-intensive. Learn ways to reduce the amount of lawn in your home landscape and replace it with an attractive, more sustainable design that meets your goals at The Morton Arboretum. Saturdays, February 24, March 3 and 10, 2018 9:00 a.m. to noon.
Enjoy demos, tastings, and hands-on learning in the Fermented Foods Series at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 20 or 27, or November 3 or 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to noon
Protect your body from wear and tear so you can stay active in the garden for years to come at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, April 14, 2018, 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Discover the basics of backyard composting and composting with worms at The Morton Arboretum. (Register now) Thursday, June 13, 2019, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. (Registration opens May 21, 2019) Wednesday, September 11, 2019, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Learn how to lacto-ferment vegetables in a salt brine, creating an environment in which probiotics can flourish at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 12, 2016, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Brew your own kombucha at home. Learn the history and science behind the popular fermented tea, kombucha, and how it can benefit your health at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, November 5, 2016, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Learn to make almond-based yogurt and add mix-ins for a healthy, delicious treat at The Morton Arboretum! Saturday, October 22, 2016, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
Make your own environmentally friendly household cleaners at The Morton Arboretum. Dates and times vary starting Saturday, October 8, 2016. Multiple sections.
Incorporate dark leafy greens into your diet. Learn how these nutritious veggies benefit your health at The Morton Arboretum. Saturday, October 1, 2016, 10:00 to noon
Turn your small space into a productive, edible garden and take home seedlings to get started at The Morton Arboretum. Thursday, April 25, 2019, 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., or Friday, May 10, 2019, 10:00 a.m. to noon.

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