Category: Meeting News and Recaps

October 13, 2021 What Locally Grown Honey can do for You, Greg Walter

October 13, 2021

The Garden Club of Oak Park and River Forest celebrates its 104th year in 2021.

The Garden Club meets on the second Wednesday of the month at the Cheney Mansion, 220 N Euclid Ave., Oak Park, with social time and a short business meeting from 12-1 pm; the program begins at 1 pm. Free parking is available on the street.

All are welcome!

October’s program, What Locally Grown Honey can do for You is presented by Gregg Walter.

Often discussed, but frequently not known, are the health benefits of locally-grown honey. Not only can you find iron in that dollop of sweetness you add to your tea, but a whole host of other nutrients. We’ll discuss facts and myths plus many other uses for honey.

Members that would like to volunteer to use their creativity to design and set up the centerpieces and refreshments should contact the Nomination Committee Chair, Kathy English, gcnews@gcoprf.org.

Please direct speaker recommendations to Gayle Hedlund,gcnews@gcoprf.org .

Butterflies, Flying Flowers, Dave Brooks

Dave Brooks – “Butterflies, Flying Flowers”

This program discusses gardening for butterflies including caterpillar host plants and nectar plants for adults. The Manager of Conservation Services of the Schaumburg Park District will address native plant gardens with respect to attractive colors and shapes, sunlight, water and shelter needs, and overwintering considerations.

dabrooks@parkfun.com

Garden Club of Oak Park & River Forest Monthly Meeting

May 12, 2021
12:30 pm

Join us for some casual social time at 12:30 PM before the program. The one hour presentation will begin at 1:00 PM. An email reminder will be sent to the registered members a week before the event; a sign-in link will be sent on the day of the program.

Members may freely share the link with friends, but no email links will be sent from the club to non-members.

New members are always welcome. To attend as a member please click Membership and join.

Zoom Program Information

To sign into our Zoom program locate the email with the link to the meeting. It is also helpful to write down, on a sheet of paper the meeting ID, and the Passcode, just in case. Click the Join Zoom Meeting address. This will bring you to a waiting room until the program starts.

It is a good idea to sign on early (15 minutes or so) to make sure your device is connecting. If you cannot connect by clicking on the link, you can go to Zoom.us/join…

If you are joining from a mobile device (Android smartphone/tablet, Apple iPhone/iPad) then it will simply prompt you to download the Zoom Cloud Meetings app from the App/Play Store.

If you are joining from a computer for the first time you will need to download a small application file.

If you sign on with Google you will need to enter YOUR Google password.

We look forward to seeing you at the program. Yes, we will see each other unless you opt out of your video. Your audio will be turned off by the host/program speaker. Questions to the speaker can be typed in the chat bar. These will be answered at the end of the program.

Lighting

It seems best if your lighting is in front of you, not from above or behind.
You can check your lighting by using your phone camera in the selfie mode to check your lighting ahead of time. Position your monitor for the best angle.

Starting from Seed with Glenn Grosch – March 10, 2021

March 10, 2021, from 12:30-2:00, Glenn Grosch will present Starting from Seed.

The program is focused on specific steps for success in starting from seed. Discussion includes plant selection, containers, planting mixes, watering, fertilizing, heat & light requirements and steps to disease control.
parloverde@earthlink.net

Join us for some casual social time at 12:30 before the 1:00 program. An email reminder will be sent to the registered members a week before the event; a sign-in link will be sent on the day of the program.

Members may freely share the link with friends, but no email links will be sent from the club to non-members.

New members are always welcome. To attend as a member please click Membership and join.

Zoom Program Information

To sign into our Zoom program locate the email with the link to the meeting. It is also helpful to write down, on a sheet of paper the meeting ID, and the Passcode, just in case. Click the Join Zoom Meeting address. This will bring you to a waiting room until the program starts.

It is a good idea to sign on early (15 minutes or so) to make sure your device is connecting. If you cannot connect by clicking on the link, you can go to Zoom.us/join…

If you are joining from a mobile device (Android smartphone/tablet, Apple iPhone/iPad) then it will simply prompt you to download the Zoom Cloud Meetings app from the App/Play Store.

If you are joining from a computer for the first time you will need to download a small application file.

If you sign on with Google you will need to enter YOUR Google password.

We look forward to seeing you at the program. Yes, we will see each other unless you opt out of your video. Your audio will be turned off by the host/program speaker. Questions to the speaker can be typed in the chat bar. These will be answered at the end of the program.

Lighting

It seems best if your lighting is in front of you, not from above or behind.
You can check your lighting by using your phone camera in the selfie mode to check your lighting ahead of time. Position your monitor for the best angle.

Caring for a Raised Bed Garden with Jeanie Iseman, The Garden Works Project

On February 10, 2021, from 1:00-2:00, Jeannie Iseman – The Garden Works Project will present Caring for a Raised Bed Garden.

Presenter will explain the basics of what you will need to establish a raised bed garden from the ground up. There are many benefits to a raised bed garden and the Garden Works Project will explain in detail why a raised bed garden will yield a productive harvest. The Garden Works Project also constructs high-quality cedar raised beds that are for sale.

Join us for some casual social time at 12:30 before the program. An email reminder will be sent to the registered members a week before the event; a sign-in link will be sent on the day of the program.

Members may freely share the link with friends, but no email links will be sent from the club to non-members.

New members are always welcome. To attend the upcoming Garden Club virtual meetings, please click Membership and join.

Zoom Program Information

To sign into our Zoom program locate the email with the link to the meeting. It is also helpful to write down, on a sheet of paper the meeting ID, and the Passcode, just in case. Click the Join Zoom Meeting address. This will bring you to a waiting room until the program starts.

It is a good idea to sign on early (15 minutes or so) to make sure your device is connecting. If you cannot connect by clicking on the link, you can go to Zoom.us/join…

If you are joining from a mobile device (Android smartphone/tablet, Apple iPhone/iPad) then it will simply prompt you to download the Zoom Cloud Meetings app from the App/Play Store.

If you are joining from a computer for the first time you will need to download a small application file.

If you sign on with Google you will need to enter YOUR Google password.

We look forward to seeing you at the program. Yes, we will see each other unless you opt out of your video. Your audio will be turned off by the host/program speaker. Questions to the speaker can be typed in the chat bar. These will be answered at the end of the program.

Lighting

It seems best if your lighting is in front of you, not from above or behind.
You can check your lighting by using your phone camera in the selfie mode to check your lighting ahead of time. Position your monitor for the best angle.