Friday, July 25, 2008

Rain Barrels for Sale

The Conservation Foundation has rain barrels for sale. Rain barrels are a simple, efficient, low-cost method for homeowners to collect and recycle rainwater. No worries if it is your day to water or not!

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 ( if you are interested in ordering a rain barrel.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Fill Your Calendar With Gardening Events!

Summertime and the living is easy...but not for gardeners! Mark your calendars for these upcoming events:

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.