The Garden Club started up its regular Wed @ noon monthly meetings again today (we break for the summer). I could only stay for the mixer + business meeting part before heading back to work, but the food was delicious (pesto-mayonnaise on the sandwiches was inspired, and that chocolate cake, yum), and Kathy English donated a host of dahlias and other gorgeousness from her garden.
SO SO PRETTY.
The speaker that I had to miss was going to talk about herbs, which looked really interesting. Next month will be a talk abut the do’s and don’t’s of putting your garden to bed — link to schedule in the comments. All are welcome to Garden Club meetings — you don’t have to be a paid member.
The Garden Club of Oak Park and River Forest are pleased to announce the first program for the 2018-2019 season: “Garden Herbs for Gourmet Cooking and Specialties”. On September 12, 2018 at Cheney Mansion, 220 N. Euclid, Oak Park, noon until approximately 1:00 p.m. will be snacks, socializing and club announcements; then the featured speaker, Ms. Marcy Lautener-Raleigh.
Ms. Lautener-Raleigh relates that she began growing herbs in 1992 after attending a class in Geneva, IL. By 1995 she had established the “Backyard Patch” to market her herbs. What began as a hobby turned into her personal passion. Ms. Lautener-Raleigh became a published author on the subject of herbs and maintains a blog: www.backyardpatch.blogspot.com. to share her knowledge of herb gardening.
The program is free and open to all. Please join us at noon on September 12, 2018.