2018

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

"BACKYARD PONDS & WATER FEATURES"
Saturday, March 24, 2018 2 PM
Fishies, froggies and lilypads! Join us in welcoming Ryan Bounds from Oasis Ponds! Get in on
the water gardening / water feature trend and before long you will have created your very
own backyard nature paradise!
 

"BONSAI TREE WORKSHOP"
Saturday, February 24, 2018 2 PM

Facilitated By: Rock Valley Garden Center & members of the Rock River Bonsai Society
Register in advance ($30 Fee) and together we will pot a bonsai tree for you to take home
that day! Class includes pottery, starter bonsai, wire, mesh, bonsai soil and care instructions.

"MAKE AND TAKE A FAIRY GARDEN"
Saturday, February 3, 2018 2 PM

Facilitated By: Cathy Ott & Denise Snover
Register in advance ($35 Fee) and together we will create a miniature garden for you to take home
that day! Class includes handouts, moral support and all the supplies needed (Container, plants, soil,
​moss, rock and accessories). 

"THE BASICS OF PRUNING TREES & SHRUBS STARRING REGINA SCISSORHANDS!"
Saturday, March 10, 2018 2 PM

Guest Speaker AND our new Garden Center employee, Regina Cady will present an informative workshop on the do's and don'ts of pruning! Come and bring your questions!

"ORCHID RE-POTTING"
Saturday, February 10, 2018  2 PM 
Bring in your orchid plant (cover it well for transport in cold weather) and receive help
re-potting! We will have all the supplies you need including pots and orchid potting mix.
If you want to just watch and listen, you are welcome to join us. Hands-on help with the
staff from Rock Valley Garden Center. 

"BEEKEEPING BASICS"
Saturday, January 27, 2018 1 PM

Guest Speaker : Phil Raines from Raines Honey Farm
Learn what is involved in becoming a beekeeper and how to collect healthy honey
right from your own backyard bees!

"LIVE RAPTOR BIRDS!"
Saturday, February 17, 2018
TWO PRESENTATIONS: 11:00 AM AND 1:00 PM

Guest Speaker : Candy Ridlbauer from Northern Illinois Raptor Rehab & Education
Come and see LIVE hawks and owls and learn about these amazing raptors!

"GROWING SEEDLINGS & PLANTING AN ORGANIC GARDEN"
Saturday, March 3, 2018 1 PM

Join us in welcoming Guest Speaker Dave Kostka, Environmental Educator and Organic Grower.  Learn tips and tricks to grow healthy, abundant vegetables. Following his presentation attendees
can plant a small edible planter to take home!

"AMAZING MONARCH BUTTERFLIES"
Saturday, March 17, 2018 2 PM
Guest Speaker : Dolly Foster Arborist & Horticulturist with the Oak Lawn Park District and
a member of Monarch Mamas and Papas! She will satisfy our never ending curiosity
about the life of the Monarch butterfly with a lively and educational presentation!

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