Monday, February 8, 2021

January Meeting Features a History of the Tallgrass Prairie

The Downers Grove Organic Gardeners club will host an online meeting via Zoom on Wednesday February 17 at 7 PM.


This beautifully photographed presentation explains how early people in Illinois history used the prairie as their grocery store, pharmacy, art supply shop and even a place to find love potions.

Cindy has a master's degree in natural resources, with a focus on environmental interpretation. As a prairie steward, Cindy helps manage and coordinate the work of volunteers on the fourth oldest restored prairie in North America. She is a Master Gardener and teaches in the Master Naturalist program. Cindy teaches natural history for The Morton Arboretum, Wild Ones Native Landscape groups, Sierra Club, The Illinois Extension, Illinois Garden Clubs, and other organizations. Cindy regularly speaks virtually to conservation groups, natural areas conferences, book groups, and gardening clubs. She is also the author, compiler, or contributor to more than 20 books.

For more info about Cindy go to her website,

NOTE: YOU MUST RSVP TO Mary Ann Badke, This will be presented online via Zoom. As we get closer to the date, a Zoom link will be sent to access the meeting. PLEASE DO NOT PASS THE ZOOM LINK ON TO ANYONE WHO HAS NOT RSVP'd.

Sunday, January 24, 2021

2021 Membership Due

Downers Grove Organic Gardeners 50th Anniversary certificate
It's time to renew your membership dues -- or join us for the first time~ The link to the membership form is on the right side of this page. Every member MUST fill out the form every year so we can keep track of address changes, etc. Since we will not be meeting in person for a few months, please mail your dues to PO Box 892, Downers Grove, IL 60515. Thank you!

Sunday, September 13, 2020

We are re-fashioning our harvest fest this year! Join us Sunday, September 20 from 2-4 pm at Cathy and Ihor Hlohowskyj's yard, 530 Sherman St, Downers Grove.

We can chat about how our gardens grew this year, exchange ideas for next year and just enjoy each other's company. If you have some garden produce or flowers you'd like to show off, bring them in a basket for display.

If you want to bring a snack to share, we ask that it be small bites or finger food or individually packaged. Then we don't have to deal with utensils. You can make it sweet or savory. (Bringing food is totally optional.)

The club will provide beverages, napkins and plates. Please bring your own portable chair, and of course, your mask.

If you are attending, please RSVP to Cathy Hlohowskyj at or 630-241-3447. And let her know if you will bring a snack. See you there!

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Thursday, June 25, 2020

Lyman Woods Workday

There will be a workday at Lyman Woods this coming Saturday morning, June 27, from 8-10:30 am. The  focus of the workday will be getting the garden put together. (DGOG donated the soil for the garden.)

Anyone interested should RSVP to Ryan at

Monday, April 6, 2020

Plant Sale Cancelled

The Downers Grove Organic Gardeners regretfully has cancelled its public Plant Sale on May 2 due to uncertainties surrounding COVID-19. 

While there will be no sale for the general public, DGOG members should watch their e-mail for information on when and where plants will be available.

We hope there will be opportunities for the public to purchase plants in May or June, and we will make announcements then.

We wish that everyone stays safe and healthy and follows local and state direction during this time, and we thank you for visiting the sale in the past.

Saturday, January 25, 2020