Du Page Organic Garden Club

SCHEDULE of Programs and Garden Tours/Walks:

CURRENT PROGRAMS:

July 5:  Garden Tour:

704 S. Charlotte St.,Lombard (one block east of the corner of Main and Harding).  Expanded rain garden, prairie, pond, bee houses, monarch butterfly caterpillars, rain barrels and (believe it) more!  Refreshments will be served, 7pm.

August 2: 

Dr Lawrence DuBose  will give a presentation @ the Honey House on the history, life cycle and problems of working with honey bees.  Dr. DuBose will take us to visit the main yard beehives after his presentation. Dr. DuBose has been practicing beekeeping since 1933 (it must be the honey) and was voted Beekeeper of the Year in 2015 by the Illinois State Beekeepers Association.

It’s a 2-fer on the 2nd!  Master Gardener and club member, Gail Sanders, will also take us for a tour of the flower gardens around the farmhouse.  Since she is a volunteer here Gail will be able to give us special insights about these gardens.

At Klein Creek Farm 1N600 County Farm Rd., West Chicago. 6:30pm. Klein Creek Farm Map

September 6: 

“Harvest Share and Taste”

If you have any samples of heirloom tomatoes or other garden vegetables or fruits from your garden to taste or garden recipes, seeds or perennial plants please bring in to share.   Do not feel obligated to bring anything, you can just come to enjoy too!  Carol Stream Library.  6:30 social/ 7:00 program.

 
October 4:
 
Fairy Gardening Seminar by Barbara Collins, Horticulturist with Wannemaker?s Home & Garden.  Are you into miniatures? Do tiny plants, itty bitty deck chairs and little watering cans completely enchant you? Come learn how to create a miniature fairy garden. We will discuss containers, plants, design, and aftercare. Power point presentation.  Carol Stream Library.
 
November 8:
 
“How Native Shrubs Benefit the Garden” by Adrian Ayers Fisher.  There are many varieties of native shrubs that, while adding beauty to our gardens, benefit our ecosystem, especially birds and pollinators. This presentation will discuss the advantages of planting natives and why they’ll make your garden a livelier, more beautiful place.  Carol Stream Library.

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Programs at the Carol Stream Public Library, 616 Hiawatha Drive, are free and open to the public.  They begin at 7PM, with social time beginning at 6:30.  Member dues are only $10 per calendar year – please ask to join, you’ll have more fun that way!  Carol Stream Library Map