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Historical museum offers workshops for homeowners

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Teri Ozawa

Vegetable Gardening for Newbies: Want to eat local? Create an organic vegetable garden in your backyard! Learn about site planning, soil preparation seed and plant selection, garden maintenance, and pest & disease management. Growing vegetables is probably easier than you think. If you plan it now, you can enjoy the fruits of your labor for many months to come. Presented by Greg Stack, U of I Extension Horticulture Educator. The workshop is Tuesday, March 19, 7:00-8:30 p.m., at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum, 110 W. Fremont. Preregister at ahpd.org program #1667-4. Fee is $5.

Surviving Home Reconstruction Workshop at Museum: Are you planning a rehab project at your home? This program will teach you how to plan for the project, how to choose the right contractor for the job, and what to look for when reviewing bids, and how to survive your construction. KINGSLEY + GINNODO ARCHITECTS will help you understand how to navigate a reconstruction or rehab project. Kirsten Kingsley and Keith Ginnodo have provided architectural and administrative services on projects ranging in complexity and cost from neighborhood porches, to the restoration of Frank Lloyd Wright's Wingspread, to a sixteen story luxury condominium in the Gold Coast of Chicago. The workshop is Wednesday, April 3, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum, 110 W. Fremont. Preregister at ahpd.org program #1627-2. Fee is $25.

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Trees for Your Home: Last year's drought was brutal on our trees and many homeowners are now faced with the task of replacing trees. Learn what you should be looking for when you choose a tree for your home, and what is important in the decision making process. A selection of trees, suitable for our area and conditions, and their attributes will be presented by Bob Nicholson and Leanne McRill, Master Gardeners with the University of Illinois Extension Service. The workshop is Tuesday, April 2, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum, 110 W. Fremont. Preregister at ahpd.org program #1669-5. Fee is $5.

Home Preservation: What are important architectural features on an older house? What should be repaired rather than replaced? This program looks at the importance of taking a preservation approach to our homes and neighborhoods. It also highlights some common preservation blunders. KINGLEY + GINNODO ARCHITECTS will help you discover the architectural hidden treasures in your home. The workshop is Tuesday, April 16, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Arlington Heights Historical Museum, 110 W. Fremont. Preregister at ahpd.org program #1631-4. Fee is $25.

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