|GARDEN CLUB OF EVERGREEN PARK||
Is Not a Dog Park
September 4, 2014
Evergreen Park Public Library, 6:30 p.m.
First meeting of the new season.
Speaker Kari Buckvold will share her experiences with WWOOF, an organic farming organization.
"Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms, USA (WWOOF-USA®) is part of a worldwide effort to link visitors with organic farmers, promote an educational exchange, and build a global community conscious of ecological farming practices."
(From WWOOF website.)
New Officer Election
Our July meeting included a question and answer segment with Sue Palka, master gardener. We thank Sue for serving as club president this past year.
The July meeting calendar also includes election of next year's officers. Those attending were happy to complete this annual task. The newly elected club officers are shown below. We still need a Vice President. Are you a leader? Let us know!
Christine Lambert, President
Christine joined our garden club in the first year. She presented her lovely garden on the 2011 Blossoms for Books Garden Walk. Recently retired from her demanding career, she now has time to give more to our club. We welcome Christine and all her energy and ideas!
Kate Bradley, Treasurer
Kate is a dynamo. She is an organic vegetable gardener whose whole yard produces edibles all season. She is a master gardener and master composter who recycles practically everything that can be broken down into soil. She is also a chef and has held programs for foodies across the area. Kate returns as Treasurer for our next season.
Karen Kling, Secretary
Karen has held the offices of Vice President and Secretary in prior years. She will continue as Secretary next year. Karen has a wonderful garden and has showcased it at the Blossoms for Books Garden Walk. Karen works in graphic arts and is computer savvy. She is a very welcome member of the club's officials.
The 2014 - 2015 season will begin with a new head of the Hospitality committee.
Ruth Urbanczyk replaces Bette Vogel as person in charge of the "goodie" table at our library based meetings for the year. Bette did a great job last year. We can't wait to see what treats await us next season!
New Season of Programs on the Programs page.
Evergreen's New Park
Opening day festivities on July 30th launched the new park on the old golf course site near 91st and California.
The golf driving range opened earlier and now the other attractions are coming online. The mayor and village officials hosted a cookout and entertainment. The dog park was a hit as were the pavilion and walking paths. More is being planned for the large work-in-progress park. Gardens will probably be on the agenda!
On August 9th several of our members participated in a Garden Walk themed meeting. Five members generously hosted visits to their gardens.
We all enjoyed Ruth Urbanczyk's extensive plantings, wind chimes and unusual dahlias. Christine Lambert has a beautifully laid-out yard with many restful nooks. Karen Kling's sweet gum tree drops prickly seeds that keep slugs away from the hostas. Her garden pathways, ceramic fountain and lovely flowers made for great viewing. Beth Donahue does a lot with a tight space incorporating patio seating and play areas amongst perennials and vegetables. Bette Vogel has a spacious, sunny yard. Beth's neighbor, Bette offered Beth a vegetable garden extension that is now burgeoning with produce. Bette's explanation for this, "I talk to them."
Beth played hostess after our garden trek. It was a wonderful way to end the year. In September we start anew.
to the Evergreen Park Public Library and their director, Nicki Seidl, for the great meeting place.