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Gardening Volunteer Opportunity

Gardening Volunteer Opportunity

Cheney Mansion
All volunteer opportunities have been suspended until May 30th. Please contact Kent Gentry for more information on volunteer opportunities to help with the vegetable gardens at the Cheney Mansion. The volunteer request is for one day per week during the growing season. All produce will be donated to the local food pantry, Beyond Hunger.

Kent Gentry, Greenhouse Supervisor, Oak Park Conservatory, Kent.Gentry@pdop.org, 708-725-2453

Updated 5/5/20

Status of Events During the Coronavirus State Emergency

The September meeting will consist of a Zoom presentation on September 9, 2020. There was a Zoom meeting with other Garden Club presidents as to how to maneuver under the new COVID-19 guidelines. The Board will be meeting this month to discuss our programs going forward.

The annual May luncheon for the Garden Club of Oak Park River Forest has been canceled due to COVID19 and the Illinois Shelter-in-Place Executive Order. The luncheon had been scheduled for May 13 at the Oak Park Country Club. Plans are to reschedule the event.

The 27th annual Oak Park and River Forest Garden Walk, originally set for June 28, 2020 has been cancelled due to Coronavirus social distancing concerns. The Garden Walk Committee is already making plans for next year’s Garden Walk on June 27, 2021. The Committee thanks the homeowners and the Oak Park Art League for their generous support and looks forward to working with them next year. The Garden Walk is a joint venture of the Garden Club of Oak Park and River Forest and the Friends of the Oak Park Conservatory. Proceeds from the Garden Walk funds the missions of both organizations, including educational programs and scholarships.

Updated :7/8/20

Check back for updates on scheduled events.