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NOVEMBER

November 1
Composting 101, an interactive class to learn about different methods of composting that can happen right here in the city. Includes hands-on demonstrations and an in-depth look at various compost systems currently in use on the conservatory grounds. Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N. Central Park Ave. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. $50. Register at 773-638-1766 ext. 25 or registrar@garfieldpark.org.

November 6
“Planning for Fall and Winter.” An adult workshop. Review perennial care for the dormant season, including fall watering, mulching, bulb planting and how to get your perennials through the cold weather. Sponsored by The Lurie Garden. 12:30 to 2 p.m. Free. Preregistration required at luriegarden.org.

November 8, 15 and 22
Green City Market. Indoors at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Discounted $10 parking available for under two hours with validation in the Chicago History Museum parking lot off of Stockton Drive. Pick up a validation ticket at the Market info booth. Info: greencitymarket.org.

November 18
“Trailblazers Tell All.” Get an update on The 606, Chicago’s newest garden in the making. Hear first-hand stories about the true grit it takes to build Chicago’s next great park. At Revolution Brewing, 2323 N. Milwaukee Ave. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Info: michelle@marjhalperin.com.

November 29 through January 4
Winter Flower and Train Show. Lincoln Park Conservatory, 2391 N. Stockton Drive. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free. Info: 312-742-7736.

DECEMBER

December 6 and 20 
Green City Market. Indoors at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N. Cannon Drive. Discounted $10 parking available for under two hours with validation in the Chicago Historical Museum parking lot off of Stockton Drive.  Pick up a validation ticket at the Market info booth. 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Info: greencitymarket.org.

December 13
“Beeswax Candles: Inspired by Nature,” an adult workshop. Learn basic candle making methods inspired by nature and decorate them with dried plant material from the garden. Sponsored by the Lurie Garden. 1 to 3 p.m. Free. Preregistration required at luriegarden.org.

December 13
“Art of Natural forms: Sumi-e,” an adult workshop. Learn the brush strokes associated with this ancient Asian art form and experiment by using traditional brushes and materials. Use these techniques and apply them to interpret the inspiring plant material of the Lurie Garden. Materials provided. All levels of experience welcome. Sponsored by the Lurie Garden. 10 a.m. to noon. Free. Pre-registration required at luriegarden.org.