Sunday, December 14, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Friday, October 31, 2008
Monday, October 20, 2008
Garden Entry Photography Contest
Thanks to Irene Hogstrom for the news!
Sherrin Ingram and I are starting a Weston A. Price Chapter in . The Weston A Price Foundation is dedicated to restoring nutrient-dense foods to the human diet through education, research and activism. It is hard to believe, but there is very few items you can purchase in a regular that are high in nutrients. Also with the focus on low fat, you would be surprised to find out which items are nutrient dense. Through getting the proper nutrition information you can make choices that will help your family feel better, have less illnesses and be more energetic. Making the change takes time and support, which is why we decided to start a chapter. Part of the change includes eating local , raw nuts, raw pasture fed dairy and pasture fed animals. I am writing this not just to inform you about our group, but to ask for your help in making the local resource list. If you have a hook up to get any of the above foods, please email me the information.
If you would like to know more about our Chapter please visit the website http://www.westonpriceclub.com/ and/or contact me. Below is a link to tour the Weston A. Price website to learn more: http://www.westonaprice.org/tour/index.html
Thursday, September 11, 2008
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street. The board will meet at 6:30 -- all are welcome to attend this portion of the meeting.
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Also if you need help finding a place or delivering it, call or Gina. There is a new place in Westmont called The People's Resourse Center that's open Monday thru Friday 8 to 4. Food distribution is Wednesday a.m and Thursday p.m. The phone number is (630)682-5402.
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
As a reminder, the garden walk will be in place of our regular September meeting. We will meet again formally at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, October 8, at the Library for our second-annual Fall Festival. More details are to come, but be thinking about stories, pictures, problems, and produce that you would like to share.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
The Foundation offers 55 gallon black, slate or terra cotta color (different shipments come in different colors), recycled food grade plastic barrels. The barrels sell for $85. They can be picked up on Thursdays between 2 pm and 5 pm at the McDonald Farm in Naperville.
Depending on the quantity ordered by members of the club, the Conservation Foundation is offering delivery or a discount. Please email Irene Hogstrom (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested in ordering a rain barrel.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 9 - 11:30 a.m.: We will join in on the workday at Lyman Woods. Learn to tell a native plant from a weed and help beautify the butterfly garden.
Thursday, July 24, 7 p.m., Caribou Coffee in downtown Downers Grove: The board will be meeting to talk about speakers for next year.
Saturday, Sept. 6, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.-ish: Downers Grove Organic Gardeners Fall Garden Walk! Meet at the home of Irene Hogstrom (1232 Gilbert) to carpool to the first garden in Aurora (the Tuttle homestead). The tour will end up back at Irene's home for potluck. Bring yourself, some sunscreen and a light dish to pass. Food can be left at Irene's at the start of the day.
If you would like your garden to be part of the tour, call Linda Walker at (630) 971-2411.
If you can bring a dish to pass, call Marilyn Bernhardt at (630) 964-6287.
For directions to Irene's house, call (630) 852-7849 or try Mapquest.
For directions to Erin's house (in case you can't make the carpool), call (630) 401-6132.
Friday, June 20, 2008
Put your name in the hat for the chance to win two tickets to the Elmhurst Garden Club's Garden Walk and Faire on July 13. Donations are very much appreciated! We will also talk about plans for our fall garden walk to be held in September.
The meeting will take place at the Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street. Click here for directions.
Friday, June 13, 2008
View photos of our visit here (click on Slideshow for best viewing). No worries: the snake is only metal!
Saturday, June 7, 2008
- Eight grand gardens
- Music, tea and refreshments
- Art and craft boutique
- Ask the exerts
- Elmhurst Camera, 535 Spring Rd.
- enzee Boutique, 140 N. York
- Petal Pushers, 331 N. York
- The Uptown Shop, 111 E. First
- Vallette Pharmacy, 101 W. Vallette
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Ron and Vicki live at 907 Summit Street, which runs east off of Main Street, just north of 55th. You might want to carpool amongst yourselves, because parking on the street can get a little tight. The event will take place, rain or shine. We will begin gathering at 6:30, starting the talk at 7:00, and ending by 8:30. It should be a fun evening!
Additionally, Vicki will have the Liberty Gardens signs available for purchase ($25). Vicki just received a nice write-up in the Chicagoland Gardener e-newsletter for her moving talk at the recent Green Festival at Navy Pier. Let's join her and start the movement!
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
Friday, April 11, 2008
Conservation @ Home promotes planting selected areas in your yard — native flower beds or "mini nature havens" — which use native plants such as prairie and woodland wildflowers. In addition, it can include water gardens and planting native species of trees and shrubs for wildlife cover, food and habitat. These areas can be created for butterfly and songbird gardens, and rain gardens that help capture rainwater and return it to the ground instead of allowing it to run off. It can also mean simply preserving areas that are already "natural habitats" on your property — such as stream corridors, wetlands and wooded areas. Homeowners participating in Conservation @ Home can get their yard certified and will be provided with a sign identifying the yard's certification as an environmentally friendly yard.The Conservation Foundation is a private, not-for-profit land and watershed conservation organization based in Naperville. Its mission is to enhance the quality of life by preserving open space, protecting natural lands and improving rivers and watersheds. Nearly 4,000 members and over 500 volunteers support this mission in DuPage, Kane, Kendall and Will Counties.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Preceding the meeting, the DGOG board will meet at 6:30 p.m. All members are invited to attend the board meeting.
April 28 Garden Clubs of Illinois Conservation Convention "Water, Water Everywhere." This form will be available at our next meeting to copy and fill out.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Monday, March 3, 2008
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street. If you are new to our group, feel free to attend a meeting. If you enjoy yourself, become a member of DGOG and get involved in our growing and active organization.
Friday, February 8, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
Just recently, LeAnn and Erin also "inherited" another publication called Seeding the Snow. This is a midwestern journal that serves to connect ecologically-minded women through writing and art. Currently, Seeding the Snow is a printed journal, and they hope to publish it online in the future.
Both publications are accepting submissions and Seeding the Snow is also accepting subscriptions at $16 for a bi-yearly journal. You can send any submissions (written or visual) via email to A Prairie Journal Editor@APrairieJournal.com or Seeding the Snow email@example.com (or you can hand them directly to Erin).
Wednesday, January 16, 2008
Here is more information on Hudson's Seeds, which Mel mentioned during his presentation.
Watch for information about our Feb. 13 meeting, which will feature seed starting with Vicki Nowicki.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
The Center invites everyone to their seminars (here's a calendar link). The next one is on Permaculture Orchard Design and Maintenance on Feb. 16, focusing on the planting and care of fruit trees. There is a $35 fee for this seminar.