Many thanks to the Evergreen Park Community Library and their Director, Nicki Seidl, for the great meeting place.
|GARDEN CLUB OF EVERGREEN PARK||
Members brought plenty of items to swap. Everything from plants to clay pots to flowers for arranging was available thanks to generous attendees at the October meeting.
Swapping garden items didn't take all of our time. During the business meeting, members suggested the club get more involved in civic activities. Potential projects included a garden in the new park, gardening in the Yukich Field area, and possibly contributing to a food pantry edible garden. The board would like to develop a special events program. Club funds are available when an activity is decided upon and the board is entertaining all ideas.
Flowers for the Future
As you put your garden to bed for the season, remember to mark and note plants for the plant sale in May. Spring will be here before we know it.
November 6, 2014 Meeting
Blossoms for Bursitis
Evergreen Park Community Library
6:30 p.m. Downstairs Meeting Room
Speaker: Jean Doyle
Tips for mature gardeners. No pain, just gain. Lots of info for all ages.
Jean Doyle will present an entertaining program on gardening for the spry and not-so-spry. Jean was Director of Sustainability at Morgan Park Academy in the Beverly area of Chicago. There she was involved with planning and implementing the school's community garden, organizing the recycling and composting programs for the dining hall, and other sustainable practices throughout the school.
Jean also studied at the Education Players' Workshop of the Second City. Morgan Park Academy engaged her as Director of Children's Theater and teacher as well.
She now describes herself as blissfully retired.
Biographical information from Jean's Linked-In page. Photos of Jean from Facebook.