2019 – 2020 Event Schedule

Location and times for general meetings, unless otherwise specified, are the second Wednesday of the month at:   Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid Avenue, Oak Park, Illinois. Free parking is available on the street.

We start the meeting at 12:00 PM with light refreshments including tea and decaffeinated coffee. Members volunteer to set up the centerpieces and refreshments. A short business meeting precedes a one hour garden related presentation at 1:00 PM. The meetings are free and open to the public; guests are always welcome. Members that would like to volunteer to use their creativity to design and make the centerpieces and purchase refreshments should contact Kathy English of the Hospitality Committee, kathryn_english@comcast.net.

Please direct questions and speaker recommendations to Joan Meister.

November Meeting
November 13, 2019

    FOREST BATHING: HEALTH BENEFITS OF NATURE

Presenter Jane Grillo: Learn what science has now proven but what gardeners have long known, working outside in a garden and walking in nature is beneficial to health.

Holiday Bazaar and December Meeting
December 11, 2019 11:00 AM

    DESIGNING HOLIDAY ARRANGEMENTS AND GARDEN BOUTIQUE

Presenter Andrew Pavarrano: Owner of Andrew’s Garden, he will create four arrangements for the holiday raffle. Garden themed gifts will be available for purchase.

January Presentation
Sunday, January 26, 2020

    HOUSEPLANTS FOR CLEAN AIR

***Location: River Forest Public Library****
Presenter: TBA

February Meeting
February 12, 2020

    PLANTING AND PRUNING TREES AND SHRUBS

Presenter David Kusnierz: Learn the importance of pruning all trees and shrubs and how to do it correctly.

March Meeting
March 11, 2020

    BIRDS IN THE GARDEN AND BEYOND

Presenters Mr. and Mrs. Tony Castro: They travel the world to watch birds but also study them in their own backyard. They will share their secrets and photos of Hummingbirds and other favorite birds and what attracts them locally.

April Meeting
April 8, 2020

    LYME DISEASE EPIDEMICS—KNOWLEDGE FOR GARDENERS

Presenter Laura Christensen, ASLA: Dispelling myths and getting the proper diagnosis, Laura draws from her year long journey with Lyme disease.

Annual Luncheon
Wednesday, May 13, 2020 
Raffles, and a hat parade followed by a gardening related presentation. Reservations and tickets are required. Oak Park Country Club, 2001 Thatcher Ave, River Grove, Illinois. https://oakparkcountryclub.com Free parking
Presenter to be announced.