Monday, June 20, 2011

Get Tickets for Hope Among the Flowers

Bridge Communities' annual benefit, Hope Among the Flowers, is Saturday, July 9 from 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM. All proceeds benefit the Downers Grove First United Methodist Church Bridge Board in providing transitional housing and mentoring for homeless families. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 on July 9. Buy tickets at Dream Interiors, 5122 Main Street (630.810.1389); Phillip's Flowers & Gifts, 1512 Ogden Avenue (630.969.9300); Community Bank of Downers Grove, 1111 Warren Avenue (630.968.4700); First United Methodist Church, 1032 Maple Avenue (630.968.7120) or online.

See Mike Nowak at The Growing Place

Mike Nowak, radio garden show personality, will discuss some easy ways to make your garden more sustainable and attractive to beneficial wildlife at 1 PM Saturday, June 25 at The Growing Place in Naperville.

Monday, June 13, 2011

June Meeting

Join us for a seminar on Edible Landscaping at our June 15 meeting. Speakers are Jeanne Pinsof Nolan, project manager for Chicago’s Green City Market and designer of The Edible Gardens, a 5,000 square foot vegetable garden for children at Lincoln Park Zoo, and Jacqueline Kotz, landscape architect. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street.

The flower of the month is swamp milk weed. There will also be information about staying safe in the garden. As always, please continue to bring your favorite recipes, garden tips and quotes to the meetings.

The DGOG board meets at 6:30 p.m. and anyone is welcome to come early to attend the board meeting. DGOG membership is $20 for individuals and $30 for families.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Summer Garden Gate

The Summer 2011 edition of the Garden Gate newsletter is here!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Library Weeding on June 8

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 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8. 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.

FYI, to our clumsy members: Should you be injured while volunteering for the library, you will not be covered by library insurance, but rather by your own health insurance. Gardeners must be 18 years or older.

If it rains, weeding will be cancelled.