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.  An engaging blend of how-to, manifesto and memoir, Nolan shows us that it has never been easier to grow the vegetables we eat, regardless of whether we make our home on a rural farm, in a city, or in the suburbs. At a time when more Americans than ever before are cooking healthy food from scratch, Nolan is taking the movement to the next level and teaching and inspiring us to grow healthy food. The program is free and open to the public. The Book Table will have books for sale and signing.

GCOPRF EVENING MEETING MARCH 5, 2014 at Oak Park Library

Mark Cichorski, president of Central States Dahlia Club will be the guest speaker at the March 5, 2014 meeting of the Garden Club of Oak Park and River Forest.    This is GCOPRF’s only evening meeting and will be held 6:30 p.m. at the Oak Park Public Library, 834 Lake street, Oak Park, Il.   Mr. Cichorski’s presentation will be “Dahlias-Living Fireworks.  The meeting is free, and open to the public.  There is parking under the library and in parking garages along Lake Street.

Garden Club Tea was Elegant

“Pinkies Up” would have been a fitting call to the Garden Club ladies to begin the elegant tea held Wednesday afternoon at Cheney Mansion.  The 100 year old Cheney looked beautiful inside and outside.  The much younger attendees looked splendid and cheerfully chatted with friends, admired the garden’s latest additions, and enjoyed a tea on par with the Drake Hotel, in my humble opinion.

On behalf of the tea participants, thank you Barbara Graham and Sue Milojevic for the beautiful tea and flower arrangements.  Thank you Poppy and Charlie for the gorgeous surroundings at Cheney Mansion.

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