Get Ready for February!
On February 5, 2015, in partnership with the library, we are having a Downton Abbey program. The public will be invited and we are looking forward to an exciting event.
Thanks to the Evergreen Park Public Library and their director, Nicki Seidl, for our comfortable meeting place.
Trip to Lincoln Park Conservatory
Saturday, November 22, 2014
It wasn't the prettiest day, but the conservatory was pretty and warm. A group from our garden club traveled to the Lincoln Park Conservatory and had a wonderful time.
There is no meeting in January. Rest and enjoy the season.
Thursday, February 5, 2015
at 6:30 pm Library Conference Room
Centuries in the Making
presenter: Barbara Geiger
Landscape historian Barbara Geiger is an Adjunct Professor in the College of Architecture at the Illinois Institute of Technology. She has also taught for many years at the Chicago Botanic Garden, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Chicago Graham School, the Newberry Library, and other cultural institutions in the area.
December 4, 2014 Meeting
Unwrap Your Garden
6:30 p.m. Library Conference Room
Our annual pot-luck buffet. Bring your holiday garden conversation.
Help the Chicago High School for Agriculture in Mt Greenwood.
DREAM BIG CHALLENGE
Local WGN and CBS stations have shown news stories about the Mt Greenwood Ag School winner at the equestrian events of the Special Olympics. The school wants to build an indoor riding arena so more kids can learn. They have entered their proposal in a competition for funding. Check it out.
Maggie Kendall, CHSAS teacher, is 1 of 15 candidates for Farmers Insurance Dream Big Challenge. Beginning October 1, we are asking for you to vote EVERYDAY through November 30 to help Maggie win $100,000 to use towards funding an indoor arena to help benefit the special needs children and adults as well as extend out their school's programs to year round!
See more and vote from the Ag School's website. www.chicagoagr.org
Blossoms for Bursitis
Jean Doyle visited our club and spoke to us about making gardening easier. Some of the simpler things included using a wheelbarrow instead of brute strength to move things from place to place. Jean uses a low garden trike to scoot along the flower beds and always has a sharpened shovel. One of her favorite tips is to dig a trench and bury your pulled weeds, adding compost to the soil and eliminating hauling them to the compost pile or yard waste container.
Jean calls her approach to taming a really out of control garden "Sherman's March to the Sea." She advocates scalping the offending area down to the bare soil and starting afresh with a clean slate to design upon.
I Didn't Know There'd be Math!
Teachers never retire; they just find a new audience. Jean told us about Fibonacchi numbers and their place in nature. These patterns occur in everything from flower petals to tree branches to shells in the oceans.
We enjoyed Jean's presentation and hope to benefit from her knowledge.