Enjoying Woodland Wildflowers

Saturday, April 28, 2012 by

Saturday, April 28, 2012 1:00pm – 4:00pm They’re only around for a short time! Volunteer woodland wildflower expert Anita Johnson will be in the garden to assist you in spotting these gorgeous but sometimes elusive beauties. Be sure to bring your camera and close-up lens. FREE with garden...

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Photography of Nature

Thursday, April 26, 2012 by

Thursday, April 26, 2012 6:30pm – 8:30pm David Olson is a nationally published professional photographer that will delight us with pictures from his recent photo expeditions and travels. Also David will share some techniques and field tips on how to better your photography and fine tune your photographic skills. See more of David Olson’s photography at davidolsonphoto.com $15 / $12 Klehm members     Make Your Reservation Today: Members $12.00 USDPublic $15.00...

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Tree-mendous Arbor Day Celebration...

Monday, April 23, 2012 by

RPS 205 Elementary Schools Celebrate Arbor Day all Week Celebration Culminates with Tree-mendous Event on Friday April 19, 2012… To many children, trees are valued for shade on a hot day and maybe a good branch to hang from. The last week in April, however, 5900 students from 25 RPS 205 elementary schools will learn to appreciate much more about trees during a weeklong “Arbor Day for Rockford Schools” celebration organized by Klehm Arboretum & Botanic Garden as part of its Community Trees Program. Students at participating schools will learn about the trees in their community and how to protect them through engaging, educational activities all week long. They will also learn how trees grow and will help plant a tree on school grounds. The weeklong activities culminate with a “Tree-mendous Arbor Day” celebration...

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Organic Gardening

Saturday, April 21, 2012 by

Saturday, April 21, 2012 9:00am – 11:00am Is this the year you finally commit to having an organic vegetable garden? It’s now known that up to 40% more antioxidants can be found in organic fruit and vegetables than in non-organic. Rich Tobiasz received his Masters degree in Crop Science and will present on techniques that you can use in your organic garden, including crop rotation, companion planting, weed and pest control. $15 / $12 Klehm members   Make Your Reservation Today: Members $12.00 USDPublic $15.00...

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Tree Planting

Thursday, April 19, 2012 by

Caring for Trees: Session 2 of 4 Thursday, April 19, 2012 6:30pm – 8:30pm This hands-on class will teach you how to plant a tree to ensure your new tree thrives.  Learn about container, balled and burlapped and bare root trees and how to handle them.  Get your hands in the dirt and on the roots to give your new tree the best possible chance to grow strong and live long.  Learn about series. Individual class $15 / $12 Klehm members   Session 2 – Tree Planting: Members $12.00 USDPublic $15.00...

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Herbs for Everyone

Thursday, April 19, 2012 by

Thursday, April 19, 2012 6:30pm – 8:30pm Join Liz Fiorenza, owner of Windridge Herb Farms as she talks about some of the 400 varieties of culinary and medicinal herbs that she grows. All her plants are grown without the use of herbicides, pesticides or chemical fertilizers. Tips on good companion plantings for herbs will be covered as well. windridgeherbfarms.com $15 / $12 Klehm members     Make Your Reservation Today: Members $12.00 USDPublic $15.00 USD   Photo Copyright National Garden...

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