Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Native Plants seminar

Join Jim Kleinwachter, Land Preservation Specialist for The Conservation Foundation,for an informative seminar about using native plants and water conserving practices to create yards that are more sustainable. Helpful tips and informative hand-outs will help you to get started with choosing plants and designing your planting beds. Native plants will be available for purchase. A sample rain barrel from The Conservation Foundation will be on display and pre-orders will be taken for the May 14th rain barrel pickup at Cypress Cove Family Aquatic Park.

Date: Wednesday, April 27
Time: 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Location: Woodridge Park District Community Center, 2600 Center Drive, Woodridge

Register in person at the Community Center, by phone (630) 353-3300 or by e-mail at info@woodridgeparks.org. Please provide your name and phone number.

Friday, April 15, 2011

April Meeting Seeds and Herbs

Bring your seeds for seed exchange during our next meeting at 7 PM Wednesday, April 20. This month's featured herbs are dill and catnip. Also, please continue to bring your favorite recipes, garden tips and quotes to the meetings.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Butterfly Garden Weeding

Meet at the William F. Sherman, Jr. Interpretive Center at Lyman Woods on Saturday, April 16, from 8 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. to weed the butterfly garden.

Monday, April 11, 2011

April Meeting

Join the Downers Grove Organic Gardeners on Wednesday, April 20 at 7 PM at the Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss St., to hear radio host and gardening expert Mike Nowak explain how keep your lawn truly green.

Mike Nowak is host of the "Mike Nowak Show" Sundays on WCPT. Prior to that, he was host of "Let's Talk Gardening" on WGN. He knows that people love their lawns, so he preaches the gospel of organic lawn care. Most consumers are concerned about the environment when they buy lawn and garden products, and yet they are afraid of what their neighbors will think if their lawn does not look like a golf course fairway. Nowak will talk about ways to ditch the expensive chemicals and keep your lawn healthy.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Gardenology Festival

The Gardenology Festival will be held rain or shine on May 14, 2011 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Third and State Streets in Geneva, Illinois. For more information visit http://gardenologygenevail.com.