Saturday, February 17, 2018

February Meeting Update

The speaker for our February meeting had to cancel, so we are working on Plan B. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

February Meeting

Downers Grove Organic Gardeners will meet at 7 PM Wednesday, Feb. 21  at the Downers Grove Public Library at 1050 Curtiss Street (first floor meeting room). 

Denise Sandoval will discuss the benefits of native plants: low maintenance, drought tolerant, naturally beautiful and attractive to birds, butterflies and other wildlife. Planting a wide selection of natives can also produce a yard that has something blooming during the entire growing season. 

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 on our blog on the right-hand column.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Plant Sale Meeting on Jan. 24

There will be a plant sale meeting on Wednesday, January 24, from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in Conference Room B of the Downers Grove Public Library. Conference Room B is on the second floor. The meeting will determine which plants are purchased for the May plant sale.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Share Your Secrets!

Do you have a "Tried and True" gardening secret you would like to share? We are compiling information from all members willing to share their experience. Whether it be a special companion planting, a homemade fertilizer or your favorite salsa recipe, let us know!

You can either fill out the form  and turn in at the Organic Gardening meeting on January 16 or email to Kim Christen at

Sunday, November 26, 2017

'Twas the Seasonings at the Spice Merchants

Thanks to Diane from the Spice Merchants for hosting us in November. We learned how to use the herbs we grow in our garden to make condiments such as mustard and chutney.

We do not meet in December, so enjoy the season and look for information about our 2018 meetings in a few weeks.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Members Invited to Spice Merchants on Nov. 15

Our November 15 meeting will be held at the Spice Merchants, 5111 Main St, Downers Grove, at 7 p.m. Store owner Diane will show us how to use some of our herbs in condiments such as mustards and cranberry chutney. You will be able to sample what she makes and will receive the recipes. You can also shop in the store after the demonstration.

NOTE: This is a members only/first event as there is limited space (20 - 25 seats). Members are free. Non members can attend if all spaces are not filled; they will have to pay $20.

You must register by Nov 12. Call Mary Ann Badke at 630-663-0295. If you register but can't attend please call to cancel in case there is a wait list. Also, tell Mary Ann if you have an allergy or other issue.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

October Meeting Information -- Please note location!

On Wednesday, October 18, Emily Paster will talk about "Preserving The Harvest." Hear about several food preservation methods as well as about groups in the area that trade preserved foods.   

Join us at 7 p.m. and PLEASE NOTE that the meeting is a at DG Fire Station #2,  5420 Main St. (parking lot/entrance on 55th St.).