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October 2019

Gardener’s Plant Walk

October 25 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
Lurie Garden in Millenium Park, Chicago, IL United States

On our last Guided Garden Walk of the year, learn about the fall and early winter garden, the animals that make the garden their home, and what they'll eat as they wait for Spring. Enjoy the quiet of the garden in the morning while exploring the interesting forms and colors of fall. Register Your support is meaningful to the Lurie Garden’s continued efforts in providing free nature programs to the public. With your contribution, you help us to continue these…

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Peace Yoga

October 27 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Choral Room, 201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Join us for a gentle yoga and meditation class called Peace Yoga, led by Chicago's Peace School. Peace Yoga is the perfect combination of basic stretches, yoga postures, breath work, meditation and relaxation, all geared to create harmony within the mind, body and spirit. The Peace Yoga movements are designed to stretch and tone muscles, loosen stiff joints, help correct poor posture, improve balance and leave you feeling agile and refreshed. Sign up for any or all sessions! Learn more about the Peace…

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November 2019

Peace Yoga

November 3 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Choral Room, 201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Join us for a gentle yoga and meditation class called Peace Yoga, led by Chicago's Peace School. Peace Yoga is the perfect combination of basic stretches, yoga postures, breath work, meditation and relaxation, all geared to create harmony within the mind, body and spirit. The Peace Yoga movements are designed to stretch and tone muscles, loosen stiff joints, help correct poor posture, improve balance and leave you feeling agile and refreshed. Sign up for any or all sessions! Learn more about the Peace…

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Zombie Gardening: Urban Plant Foraging

November 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Choral Room, 201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Adam Kessel, author of Zombie Gardening, creates a fun and unique way to learn about the plants in the Chicago area. After a brief presentation, we'll try our hand at a zombie survival activity and take a walk through Lurie Garden and the area surrounding Millennium Park to identify edible and medicinal plants and find out what we could forage in the event zombies take over! This class is recommended for adults and children 10 & up. Register Your support…

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Speaker Series: A Wildflower Painter’s Colorful Documentation: Project 200

November 7 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Chicago Cultural Center Millennium Park Room, 78 E. Washington St
Chicago, IL 60602 United States

Local award-winning botanical artist and teacher, Heeyoung Kim, visits natural areas of the Midwest and paints native plants of our prairies and woods. The nature of her work has made her more sensitive than most about the effects of climate change on our local native habitat. Less than 1% of the original tallgrass prairie remains - time is running out for plants native to these areas! Throughout time botanical artists have documented plants, carefully observing and recording live specimens. Botanical art…

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Poetry Workshop: Forms & Features: The Language of Plants and Flowers

November 9 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Choral Room, 201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

All are welcome to a poetry discussion and creative writing workshop led by Maggie Queeney of the Poetry Foundation. To celebrate fall in the Lurie Garden, we will read and discuss poetry that examines the language of plants and flowers, including the etymologies of species’ multiple names, and floriography, the coded messages composed of bouquets. After spending time in the garden, participants will compose original poems that explore the many languages of plants and flowers. Space is limited, registration requested.…

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Peace Yoga

November 10 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Choral Room, 201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Join us for a gentle yoga and meditation class called Peace Yoga, led by Chicago's Peace School. Peace Yoga is the perfect combination of basic stretches, yoga postures, breath work, meditation and relaxation, all geared to create harmony within the mind, body and spirit. The Peace Yoga movements are designed to stretch and tone muscles, loosen stiff joints, help correct poor posture, improve balance and leave you feeling agile and refreshed. Sign up for any or all sessions! Learn more about the Peace…

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Peace Yoga

November 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Choral Room, 201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Join us for a gentle yoga and meditation class called Peace Yoga, led by Chicago's Peace School. Peace Yoga is the perfect combination of basic stretches, yoga postures, breath work, meditation and relaxation, all geared to create harmony within the mind, body and spirit. The Peace Yoga movements are designed to stretch and tone muscles, loosen stiff joints, help correct poor posture, improve balance and leave you feeling agile and refreshed. Sign up for any or all sessions! Learn more about the Peace…

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December 2019

Birdfeeders for Winter Birds

December 7 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Choral Room, 201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

You can help the resident birds by providing some much needed food during the winter months. Learn about who stays in the area for winter and how they survive. Each family will make one bird feeder. Materials will be provided. This workshop is for adults and families with children ages 6 and up. Register Your support is meaningful to the Lurie Garden’s continued efforts in providing free nature programs to the public. With your contribution, you help us to continue…

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Serums and Salves

December 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Choral Room, 201 E Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Skin care products make great gifts, especially when you make them yourself! This workshop will include learning techniques, making products to take home, and "recipes" to make natural skin care items that are healthy for people and the planet. We may even add a little bit of Lurie Garden to our products! Register Your support is meaningful to the Lurie Garden’s continued efforts in providing free nature programs to the public. With your contribution, you help us to continue these…

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