Saturday, June 19, 2010

Basil, Stevia and recipes

Here is a link to the information that the Pachecos shared with us at our last meeting, including the recipes for the wonderful food!

A Membership Reminder from Cathy

Hello all you Organic Gardeners!

I imagine you all have fingernails decorated with a touch of soil on them too!

I would like to remind everyone to make sure you have renewed your membership this year. If you can't remember if you did, please ask Annie Garvey Jagielski and she will let you know. We have two field trips this summer that are free for members, the first to Possibility Place Nursery in Monee and the second to Genesis Growers in St. Anne's. Our fall line up of speakers should be informative and fun! Please take a moment to check your records. If you no longer want to be on the e-mail list and do not wish to renew, please let Annie know.

Thank you,


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Bring Tips for Herbs and Soil to Our Next Meeting

At our welcoming table at next week meeting, we will feature basil, stevia and organic fertilizers. Bring your recipes & tips for growing theses herbs and what you use to enrich your soil. We'll have basic guidelines but would like to offer member tips also. If we get a good response, we might consider a gardening tip/cookbook or least info for next year’s plant sale. We will also have a couple of raffle prizes. And if you’re so inspired, bring your dish to share. Hope to see you all there.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Plant Sale 2010 Wrap-up

Thanks to everyone who helped make our 2010 Plant Sale a success. From the organizers to those who grew plants to the set-up and take-down crew to the cashiers, we all worked together to help our community start and enjoy their gardens. View photos of the sale here.

June Meeting

Patricia Hill, garden designer and author of Design Your Natural Midwest Garden, will speak about Shade Gardens: Beyond Hostas at 7 p.m., Wednesday, June 9. We meet at the Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street. The Downers Grove Organic Gardeners board will meet at 6:30 p.m.; you are welcome to come early and join us.