Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Nov. 11 Meeting

Our next meeting on Nov. 11 will feature Patricia Hill, author of Design Your Natural Midwest Garden. She will offer ideas for shade gardening with native plants. Join us at 7 p.m. at the Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street.

That afternoon, Trudi Temple will be speaking at a Downers Grove Chamber of Commerce luncheon. Find details here.

Monday, October 26, 2009

A Lovely Autumn Day at Trudi's Farm

Here's a report and some photos of the group's trip to Trudi Temple's farm. Thanks to Irene Hogstrom for the report!

"The rain stopped and we had a gorgeous fall day for our visit to Trudi Temple's farm in Marengo. Trudi served us soup and sandwiches, with almost all of the ingredients coming from the farm. She has a large vegetable garden, fruit trees, grass fed cows, and chickens on the farm. After lunch, we had a tour and Trudi talked about her extensive conifer collection on the property. She is also striving to make the farm sustainable, as seen by the solar panels on her daughter's glass artworks studio. (in the photo, behind Trudi) "

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Visit Trudi Temple's Farm

Join us for a visit to Trudi Temple's farm in Marengo on Saturday, Oct. 24. We'll meet at the Downers Grove Public Library at 10:15 am to work out carpooling arrangements. Or, you can drive yourself.

We'll be at Trudi's farm by noon for an organic lunch and then enjoy a tour. The day is free for DGOG members and $15 per person for nonmembers.

RSVP or get directions from Irene Hogstrom (630-852-7849,

Monday, October 5, 2009

Harvest Fest Preview

Many gardeners have already shared photos for the Harvest Fest on Oct. 14. Click here for a video preview.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Container Garden Class

Wicker Park Garden Club
Container Design for Fall and Winter

In this workshop, Susan Fontana will give you ideas how to choose plants, dried grasses and flowers, and other materials that will work together to keep your containers looking colorful, exciting and healthy through the season. Please bring with you questions that will help you design the containers that you have at home - think what shape, size and color they are in determining the final design for your containers.

Saturday, October 3 - 10am-12 noon
Wicker Park Field House - 1425 N. Damen, Chicago
Reservations - $15: (773) 278-9075

Registration fee will assist with the Support of Wicker Park's 10,000 sq. ft of Gardens and our Educational Programming.