Category: Meeting News and Recaps

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.

The Climate Crisis: Myths vs Realities by Kent Taylor, January 13, 2021

On January 13, 2021, from 1:00-2:00, Kent Taylor will present The Climate Crisis: Myths vs Realities.

Mr. Kent Taylor explores the rationale and various excuses offered up by those who feel our climate is not at risk from global warming. He examines the most frequent myths purveyed by those who deny the existence of human caused global warming and uses science and common sense to debunk these myths. Mr. Taylor may be contacted at kent@prgchicago.com.


Join us for some casual social time 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.

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.

Winter Interest, by Cindy Cichorski, November 11, 2020 (Zoom)

On November 11, from 1:00-2:00, Cindy Cichorski will present “Winter Interest”

Carol’s garden is wonderful to look at all year long, as are the others, in this presentation from the 2014 Chicago Flower and Garden Show. Your garden can be interesting too! Really
ccichorski@outlook.com
Oh, What a Garden

Join us for some casual social time 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.

Handout: Winter Interest handout (1)

Cindy’s website:Oh What a Beautiful Gargen

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.

CBD and Hemp-What’s all the fuss? October 14, 2020 (Zoom)

On October 14, from 1:00-2:00, Barbara Collins will present “CBD and Hemp-What’s all the Fuss?”

Do you actually know the difference between cannabinoid, hemp and marijuana? Barb will walk you through the growing and vetting processes of each. Along the way, she will give many examples and common uses. Barbara can be contacted on LinkedIn.com

An Evite will be sent to the membership. Please RSVP to the Evite. The meeting will be conducted on-line. If the Zoom application is used the number of participants will be limited to 100. Log in to Zoom up to a half hour early to troubleshoot any technical issues and to join us for some casual social time 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.

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

Handout

Hemp and CBD
By Barbara L Collins, MS
October 14, 2020
This presentation is intended to provide educational information related to CBD history, legal information, potential medical benefits and risks. It is not a recommendation to use Cannabis, CBD or any CBD related product.

If you decide to try CBD, talk with your doctor — if for no other reason than to make sure it won’t affect other medications you are taking.

Review of Corn Zea mays
All corn is derived from this species.

Hemp Cannabis sativa
All hemp is derived from this species.

The difference between Hemp and Marijuana
Hemp (less than 0.3% THC dry weight) vs. Marijuana (greater than 0.3% THC dry weight)
Industrial Hemp crops and uses
Building materials, biofuel, Phytoremediation, textiles, paper

Hemp seed oil comes from cold pressing the seeds of hemp plants.
Food and body care.

History of Cannabis sativa
Indigenous to Central and South Asia
For millennia, the plant has been valued for its use for fiber, rope, food and medicine.
American settlers were required to grow hemp.

During WWII, industrial hemp was grown for the Armed Services.

Marijuana is discussed only to delineate it from hemp.
The 1937 Marihuana Tax Act, the 1970 Controlled Substance Act

Then, in 2018, the Farm Bill removed hemp containing 0.3% or less THC from the Controlled Substances Act and hemp-derived CBD was legalized.

CBD does not fall under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act and thus has not undergone those standards.

The Endocannabinoid System is one of the naturally occurring systems of humans.
Phytocannabinoids including CBD are derived from plants. CBD is isolated from the stem, stalk and seeds of hemp plants. CBD oil adds coconut or hemp seed oil. CBD concentration varies from 5-20%.
Baby leaf hemp is being developed at Cornell University and is potentially being used as an edible salad green.

Hemp in the US

Hemp is considered an agricultural crop.
CBD-rich hemp could be worth as much as $10,000 an acre as of 2018.
Illinois allows licensed hemp production (40 per year at $10,000 per license).

Chicago Tribune, July 7, 2020 article.
World statistics: $4 billion –In 2019; Brighton Group estimates of $20 billion by 2025.
Illinois record of $48 million in June, 2020.