Wednesday, March 20, 2019

March Meeting Features Hummingbirds

Join us at 7 PM March 20 at the Downers Grove Public Library for a program by Nancy Carroll who will talk “All About Hummingbirds." A former art and English teacher, master gardener and member of the Hummingbird Society, Nancy will discuss how to attract hummingbirds and correctly use a feeder. She also has a small hummingbird craft project and will have a few good-quality bird feeders to sell.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Spring Into These March Events

The Darien Garden Club's Spring Inspiration is Saturday, March 9 from 8 AM to 2:30 PM at Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe and Banquets in Darien. The program includes a gardening conference, exhibits, lunch, and raffles. The locations owner and chef, Chuck Pine, is an avid gardener who grows his own vegetables on restaurant property.



Register here by March 2.

The DuPage Friends of the University of Illinois Extension's Celebrating Spring Silent Auction is Saturday, March 30 from 10 AM to 12:30 PM at the Extension office, 1100 E. Warrenville Road, Suite 170, Warrenville. Proceeds benefit the Extension programs, including Master Gardeners, Veterans Gardens at Cantigny, gardens at the DuPage Convalescent Home and more.




Thursday, February 7, 2019

February Meeting Features Native Plants

We will meet at 7 PM February 20 at the Downers Grove Public Library 1050 Curtiss Street (first floor meeting room).Denise Sandoval will talk about Favorite Native Plants Through the Seasons. She'll discuss native plants she uses most often in her designs because they are beautiful, available at most nurseries or plant sales, easy to grow, and good for wildlife.

Denise is an environmental landscape designer, business owner at Good Natured Landscapes and member of Wild Ones who is looking forward to sharing her wealth of knowledge. Please share this message with your gardening friends and encourage them to attend this meeting with you.

A reminder—It’s time to renew your membership if you haven’t done this. Membership is $20 for individuals and $30 for families. There will be forms at the meeting, or you can find one in the right column of this blog.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

January Meeting

Downers Grove Organic Gardeners will meet at 7 P.M. January 16 at the Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss St. This will be a general meeting to socialize with other members and discuss upcoming meetings, our plant sale and future field trips. 

We will also share knowledge of “companion gardening," or siting plants together for better crop productivity. Please share this message with your gardening friends and encourage them to attend this meeting with you.

A reminder—It’s time to renew your membership. Membership is $20 for individuals and $30 for families. There will be forms at the meeting, or you can find one on our blog at dgorganicgardeners.blogspot.com. 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

October Meeting

Downers Grove Organic Gardeners will meet from 7 to 9 PM on Oct. 17 at (Note location change) the Downers Grove Fire House, 5420 Main St. for a program by Mike Nowak. Mike is a radio talk show host for 1590 am WCGO. His topic is “That Ain’t No Way to Treat a Tree!"

This is a return visit for Mike. A few years ago Mike presented his “Guys On Grass” program which was very entertaining as well as informative. More information regarding his presentation can be found at https://mikenowak.net/talks

All are welcome. Please spread the word!

Monday, August 27, 2018

September Harvest Fest


Bring your treats, samples, recipes, and gardening stories and questions to our Annual Harvest Fest at 7 PM Wednesday, September 19. We'll share what worked and what didn't this summer as well as gardening tips.

Thursday, June 7, 2018

June Meeting

Downers Grove Organic Gardeners will meet from 7 to 9 PM on June 20 at the Downers Grove Public Library for a program by Nancy Carroll, a former Art and English teacher, master gardener and member of the Hummingbird Society. 

Her presentation is titled “Grow and Go Green." Nancy will demonstrate how to re-purpose common objects, like stuff from our recycling bin, to make garden scoops, birdfeeders, etc. She will bring many examples plus handouts with some practical tips.