Sunday, October 6, 2019

October Meeting: Please note location!

The Downers Grove Organic Gardeners will meet October 16 at 7 PM in Room 307 at the Lincoln Center, 925 Maple Ave. in Downers Grove (note this new location).

Kim White will give a presentation on Biomimicry: Looking to Nature to Solve Today’s Problems. In this fascinating talk, Kim will show you many examples of when science and technology looked to nature to solve complex problems. Some examples: What does a bur have in common with NASA and a kingfisher with a high-speed train? Animals that will be used in this presentation include an Axolotl, Dart Frog, Crested Gecko and Horned Lizard. 

Please share this message with your gardening friends and encourage them to attend with you. You do not need to be a member to attend.

Monday, September 23, 2019

New T-shirts!

We are getting new DGOG T-shirts! They are long-sleeved, black, cotton, with our new logo in green.

Shirts are free for members, $15 each for nonmembers. Sizes from 1XL-4XL are $3 more.

If you would like a shirt, e-mail Carol at and tell her the size and if you are a member. If not, she can e-mail you her the address where you can send the check.

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Harvest Fest

The Downers Grove Organic Gardeners will meet September 18 in the Multipurpose Room # 307 at the Lincoln Center, 925 Maple Ave. in Downers Grove (PLEASE NOTE the location). 

Lincoln Center, 925 Maple Avenue

This will be our Annual Harvest Fest. Bring your treats, garden samples, recipes, gardening stories and questions. We'll share what worked and what didn't this summer. There will also be a drawing at this meeting so someone will go home with a prize. Please share this message with your gardening friends and encourage them to attend with you!

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Brunch at Cantigny Benefits U of I Extension

Enjoy brunch, a silent auction, and the gardens at Cantigny from 11 am-3pm Saturday, August 17. The $50 fee benefits the University of Illinois Extension programs in DuPage County, including the Master Gardeners Program.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

June Meeting Features Veterans Victory Farm

Downers Grove Organic Gardeners will meet from 7 to 9 PM on June 19 at the Downers Grove Public Library (first floor meeting room). Our presenter will be Veronica Porter, aka “Aunt V’, who is the owner of Veterans Victory Farm

The Farm provides training and employment for recently discharged veterans with PTSD and traumatic brain injuries. She also employs other young people with varying disabilities.The farm uses sustainable methods to provide local, organic, heirloom varieties of fresh produce.

Veronica will talk about growing up in the small farm town community of Naperville, where many people grew and prepared their own food. Much of what she teaches at the Farm comes from her small-town roots. She will discuss the farm and her gardening practices.

"My passion is to create community in all I do, from growing a garden, to preparing a meal, to educating, gathering and enjoying life's harvest," she says.

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Downers Seed Legacy Orientation This Saturday

Want to participate in Downers Legacy Seed Library? If you’ve never saved seeds or want to refresh your skills, you can learn how to save seeds this Saturday, April 13 from 1-3 PM at the Downers Grove Public Library.
This event is required learning for membership in the Library. Our seed collection is composed of rare and endangered, open-pollinated seeds that contain ancient and precious genetic material. We will teach you the correct methods to save the first tier of the easiest seeds which include plants like lettuce and tomatoes. You will be able to check out your first seeds and get started planting. The class is free but registration is required. Email to register.