Monday, February 18, 2013

February Meeting

At our next meeting at 7 pm on Wednesday, February 20 Amy Cox of subURBAN homestead will be presenting Garden "Pear" ings.  Her presentation will include her experience in growing seven varieties of pears in her garden and tips about sourcing pears from local farmers. And, she does this without the use of any pesticides!

Amy will also be bringing wren houses and mason bee houses to sell, as both of these are good for attracting beneficial wildlife/insects into an organic garden. She will also have signed copies of Alice Waters' Edible Schoolyard book. She will accept cash or checks and 10% of purchases will be donated back to our club.

Join us at the Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street. We hope you can attend!

Photos Needed
We need photos of member's gardens, vegetables, flowers or field trip scenes. Diane Pallardy has made a new and really beautiful tri-fold for the club to have at meetings and events and she would like to add photos. Diane also has been making a beautiful scrapbook of the DGOGC.  Thanks Diane!
Wannemaker's Home & Garden Show
The show is scheduled for March 9 and 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. We will have a table and Robert Muehlhaus is speaking on Sunday, March 10, at 12:30 p.m. There will be a sign up sheet at the meeting. 
Plant Sale
Our Plant Sale is set for May 11 at Hummer Park in Downers Grove. More info will be available at the meeting.

1 comment:

mackyton said...

My cousin is very much interested in pear farming and if I would have known about this meeting, would have told her. We were quite busy in making arrangements for our cousin’s wedding at one of iconic venues in Atlanta else would have been there definitely.