Perennial Serendipity


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The Garden Club’s July road trip took us a short distance north of Lake Geneva to Northwind Perennial Farm, a former dairy farm purchased by three friends twenty-three years ago. Sharilyn Smage, our tour guide/floral arranger, described the three owners:  … Continue reading

Environmental Awareness – Wellies in Waiting


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Saturday, June 21, 2014 Oak Park and River Forest: About 12 homeowners and hundreds of gardeners were fretful about the inclement weather. Would the rain beat down the flowers, would it flood the gardens, would it ever stop? Would anyone attend the Garden Walk … Continue reading

Author Jeanne Nolan Shares Stories of Urban Organic Farming April 2 at Oak Park Library


 Jeanne Nolan will come to the Oak Park Public Library on Wednesday, April 2, at 7 p.m. to talk about her book,  FROM THE GROUND UP: A Food Grower’s Education in Life, Love and the Movement That’s Changing the Nation.  … Continue reading

Afternoon Tea


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Afternoon tea is a time honored tradition credited to Anna, the seventh Duchess of Bedford, who in 1830 asked to be served tea and light refreshments in the afternoon; perhaps to ward off a growling stomach before dinner at 9:00 p.m.  Anna so … Continue reading