We’re Back!

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.

Garden Herbs for Gourmet Cooking, 9/12/18

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.

 

 

Garden Club November Meeting

Thanks to Stephanie Walquist of West Cook Wild Ones for a terrific presentation on butterfly gardening — she clearly knows way more than she could pack into an hour. And now I feel even more justified in not doing any fall clean-up.

(Okay, I’ll rake the leaves into the beds, but that’s it.)

Hospitality by me and Donna Himber.