Thursday, January 23, 2014

February 4: at the Carol Stream Public Library, sponsored by the Library as requested by us:  Please register by calling the Library, 630 653-0755     Mark your calendar for Presidents' Month, February 4, at 7 p.m., at the Carol Stream Public Library for a very interesting program by Kay McKeen: “Our Founding Gardeners”, based on a book of same title, about George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Paul Revere, etc., our country’s founding fathers, about their gardening and farming methods. Of course they were pretty organic back then with composting, recycling and reusing. Kay makes it relevant to sustainable practices for today. If we had followed their lead, our soil and environment would be much healthier. Kay McKeen is founder of SCARCE, a not-for-profit environmental education agency in its 24th year. For adults and children fourth grade and up. 

Monday, April 9, 2012

Save the Dates: 2012 Meetings

Remaining meeting dates for the club are:

May 24
June 28
Sept. 27
Oct. 25
Nov potluck - date TBD

Mark your calendar and plan to attend! Dues for new members are just $15 annually!

May 19 Plant Sale

Be a part of our May 19 plant sale, 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Hampe Park, just west of Town Center on Lies Road in Carol Stream, adjacent to the historical farmhouse property. If you're a garden club member, you can help in many ways by donating plants from your yard, helping others dig plants, working at the plant sale and more. Otherwise, plan on attending our plant sale where you'll get great deals on a wide variety of flowers and grasses!

April 26 Meeting

Join us at our next meeting, Wednesday, April 26, at 6:30 p.m. Meeting will be held at the Belmont Village, 535 Belmont Lane in Carol Stream. We hope to see you there. We'll be talking about our upcoming plant sale and more.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Next Meeting Nov. 17: Get involved!

The DuPage Organic Garden Club will be meeting Nov. 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the Belmont Village, 535 Belmont Lane in Carol Stream. We'll be talking about our direction for 2012, as well as open volunteer positions such as program coordinators, treasurer, newsletter writer(s) and other positions that make the most of your talents. Whether you're an old or new member (or visitor), attend this meeting to learn more about the club and how we run, to hear our ideas for 2012 and to offer your insight and skills. Be a part of the organic movement in DuPage County--see you Nov. 17.

Annual Potluck Held Nov. 7

One of the joys of being a part of the DuPage Organic Garden Club is the friends we make with whom we share that one commonality - to be good to the Earth via organic methods. So, when garden club members aren't learning about organic gardening and related issues, it's nice to have some time to socialize. Every year we have a potluck which gives members time to catch up and talk about how their garden grew that summer, what worked and what didn't and what they plan to try next year. This year's potluck was held at the Belmont Village, a senior living center in Carol Stream, which very generously allows the club to use one of its social rooms. Members had time to chat it up and enjoy some delicious food - and learn about what's next with the DuPage Organic Garden Club. We hope you'll join our club, enjoy our many educational programs, make some new friends - and perhaps take part in our potluck next fall!