Monday, January 24, 2011

One Man's Trash is Another's Trellis

Aggie Nemzhow, known as the "Tomato Lady," became the "Trellis Lady" last Wednesday night, showing DGOG how to turn flea market finds, Amnesty Day rescues, leftovers from construction projects and stuff in the corners of the garage into structures for plants and art for the garden. Aggie also inaugurated our new meeting night, the third Wednesday of the month, by drawing a great crowd.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Attention Beekeepers

The UK branch of Timber Press is publishing a book on urban beekeeping, and they'd like it to cover the United States as well. Here's the pitch:

London beekeeper Luke Dixon is looking for the stories of city beekeepers in the USA to profile in his book. If you're interested in sharing information and photos of your town or city hive, please get in touch with him at: All those featured will receive a free copy of the book.

So if you're a city beekeeper, or if you have any resources to suggest to Luke, please do get in touch with him directly.

Thanks to member Colleen Metzger for this info!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

January Meeting (NOTE NEW DAY!)

Now is the time to begin collecting items for your 2011 garden. Join us as we hear about Trellis Construction and Found Objects in the Garden on our new meeting day, the third Wednesday of the month. Aggie Nehmzow, aka Tomato Lady, wields an axe, pry bar, and a variety of hand tools to demonstrate how to fashion attractive, durable, and versatile trellises from split rail fencing, founds objects, and inexpensive materials. Her demonstration will focus on trellises to fit the plants. Resources for obtaining materials and designs will be presented along with construction details.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 19 at the Downers Grove Public Library.