Thursday, February 9, 2017

Tribune Garden Writer Talks Climate Change at February Meeting

We are excited to have Beth Botts as our speaker on Wednesday, February 15, at 7 p.m. at the Downers Grove Public Library. The topic will be "How Climate Change Affects Our Gardening Practices." Botts is a writer who contributes articles to the Chicago Tribune.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

January Meeting: Let's Get Set for 2017!

Welcome 2017 at the first Downers Grove Organic Gardeners meeting of the year at 7 PM January 18 at the Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street. 

This will be more of a social time for members meet-and-greet and get a head start on the 2017 season. 

Do you have ideas for programs or speakers?  Do you have seeds, seed catalogs, or gardening books to share?  Bring your thoughts and more to this meeting!

Monday, October 31, 2016

Going Bats

Thanks to Incredible Bats for visiting us on October 19! We learned how bats eat insects and help in the pollination process. We also got to meet African and Egyptian fruit bats (and their "sister," a skunk named Bella).

Monday, October 3, 2016

An Update from Westmont High School

Environmental Science teacher Lisa Hootman from Westmont High School wrote to thank us for our donation to the school's vegetable garden.

"Last year we harvested over 800 lbs of produce and over 200 lbs were donated to the People's Resource Center."

We are proud of Hootman and her students!

Monday, September 5, 2016

A Summer Evening in the Horne Garden

Thanks to Lynn Horne for hosting a viewing and tour of her garden in early August. Photos courtesy of Annie Jagielski and Irene Hogstrom.

Monday, May 23, 2016

What Have We Been Up To?

In the last few months, we've been busy! We learned to grow sprouts, participated in a garden show, and had a very successful plant sale! Here are some photos. And watch for information about our June meeting.

We staffed a table at the Darien Garden Club 
Spring Gardening Show in April.

Judy Cox showed how to start growing a variety of sprouts 
for eating at our April meeting.

Our May 7 plant sale was successful and well attended!

Sunday, April 10, 2016

May 7 Plant Sale List

Click here for a list of plants that we have ordered for the May 7 Plant Sale. Please note: due to growing conditions, weather, or other unforeseen circumstances, not all plants may  be available on May 7.

Then, join us on Saturday, May 7 from 9 AM to 1 PM at Hummer Park, 4833 Fairview Avenue, Downers Grove. See you there!