Tuesday, October 19, 2010

DG Library Weeding Service Project

Update from Annie: "Thanks to Diane Pallardy and Roberta Muehlhaus for braving the rain and coming out to weed. We got a lot down in the half hour that we worked!"

As part of our service projects, members of the Downers Grove Organic Gardeners have agreed to weed around the Downers Grove Public Library. We'll meet at the south entrance of the library at 10 a.m. on Saturday, October 23. Please bring your own clean tools -- we don't want to spread disease from one location to another. Hand sanitizer for your tools and digits, leaf bags and water will be provided.

PLEASE NOTE: Should you be injured while volunteering for the library, you will not be covered by library insurance, but rather by your own health insurance. Volunteers need to be 18 years or older.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Canning Report

Roberta Muehlhaus was kind enough to share her expertise on canning during a workshop in September. Here are some notes from Roberta on the process.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Harvest Festival

On Wednesday, October 13th, we'll be celebrating the hard work we put into our gardens during our annual Harvest Festival. Bring your veggies, either in their natural state or in your favorite dish. Don't forget your recipes!

To add alittle spice this year, there will be a contest with prizes to the winners. Categories are #1 Best in show/Best color, #2 the longest or the biggest, #3 most unusual/ugliest. So save those veggies!

We will have a question & answer session. So if you've had a problem or a sucess story to share, you can present it to the group or write it down & our President Cathy will do it for you.

We will also have some raffle prizes for just coming. Our feature herbs are rosemary & oregano.

The meeting begins at 7 pm at the Downers Grove Library, 1050 Curtiss Street. The board will meet at 6:30, and all are welcome to attend this portion of the meeting.

--Gina Pacheco