"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!

"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). 

"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. 

2018

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

"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.

"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!

Rock Valley Garden Center, Inc.

"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!

"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!