Tag: 2021

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.

Sundays in the Garden Brunch

Enjoy a beautiful Sunday on the grounds at the Cheney Mansion with our expert Estate Gardener, Doug Peck. He will take you through what you can do in your own garden to turn your yard into your own “estate”. Whatever size your yard, you will benefit from Doug’s expertise. Starting with preparations and on to perennials, annuals and vegetables.

The event will start with a light brunch on the patio or in the open greenhouse. You will walk the grounds with Doug to get a hands-on look at gardening across the expansive grounds. Bring your questions and masks. Registration will be limited to all proper distance. The cost is $30 for Oak Park residents and $39 for non-residents. Ages 21+

Cheney Mansion Greenhouse
220 North Euclid Avenue
Oak Park, IL 60302

Sunday, April 11, 2021
10:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Register at the Park District of Oak Park, Amilia link.
www.amilia.com

For additional information please contact
Susan Crane, susan.crane@pdop.org
708-725-2500

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.

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.