2018-2019 All general meetings are held at the State Bank of the Lakes (unless otherwise noted) 50 Commerce Dr., Grayslake, Illinois 60030 Registration: 6:30pm Meeting: 7:00pm Refreshments and Raffle Prizes at each meeting.
Monday, October 22, 2018 General Meeting 7pm
Topic: "Organic Amendments for Healthy Soil" Speaker: Dan Neilson
Dan is the President/owner/soil specialist of BioGreen Organics in Volo. He purchased the company in 2017. The company was started in 1979 by two gentelmen on a mission to save the environment. All of their products are manufactured from organic materials in Volo, Il. Dan will be discussing specific organic amendments that will keep our lawns and gardens healthy and at their best.
Seed sharing---bring extra seeds or seed packets to share. Horticulture tip.
Monday, December 10, 20187th Annual Holiday Potluck Byron Colby Barn 1561 Jones Point Rd, Grayslake, Il 60030 Doors open @ 6:30pm 7pm Dinner Guests Welcome
Members w/last names starting with letters listed, please bring a dish to pass:
A-G: Entrees to serve 6-8 H-O: Hot/cold side dishes/salads, fruit, cheese, bread, appetizers P-Z: Desserts.
January, 2019 "Bottles and Bites" date to be announced
No formal meeting this month, but ring in the New Year at Kathy Carper's home - have some drinks and bites and share some gardening tips while waiting for the ground to thaw. Please bring whatever you like to drink, hard or soft---and an appetizer or dessert to share.
Monday, February 25, 2019 General Meeting 7pm
Topic: "Biomimicry: Looking to Nature to Solve Today's Problems" Speaker: Kim White
Kim is a master naturalist. She was associated with Brookfield Zoo for 19 years. She is currently a co-steward for DuPage County Forest Preserve District, where she is the education coordinator for the DuPage Monarch Project. Kim will discuss how science and technology look to nature to solve complex problems.
Dance Rectial Flower project update Plant sale committee formation District IX meeting sign-up Horticulture tip
Monday, March 25, 2019 General Meeting 7pm
Topic: "Starting from Seeds"
Speaker: Glenn Grosch
Glenn will help us get ready for spring gardening with a focus on specific steps for success in starting from seeds; plant selection, fertilizers, container planting mixes, and watering. He will also discuss heat and light reqwuirements as well as disease control.
Plant sale committe sign-up Finalize Arbor Day plans Dance Recital Flowers update and sign-up Presentation of Slate of Officers CGI State Converntion sign-up Horticulture tip
Monday, April 22, 2019 General Meeting 7pm
(Note Change of Venue & Potluck)
Topic: "Who's Who of Owls?" Speaker: Mark Spreyer
Place: Byron Colby Barn - 1561 Jones Point Rd. Grayslake, Il 60030
Mark is the executive director of the Stillman Nature Center in Barrington, Il. He has an extensive background in grey owls, Peregrine Falcon Release, raptors. He has affiliations w/ National Audubon Society, Brooklyn Botanic Garden and College of Lake County, Il. Slides and special feathered friends will be featured.
+ Potluck to be provided by GGGC members. Members w/following last names please bring: A through M dessert N through Z sides, salads, appetizers, fruit, bread, cheese
Finalize Dance Recital Flower Project Community Plantings Elect and install officers Garden Walk/ Social Plans Finalize Plant Sale details National Garden Week plans for June Scholarship winner (?) Horticulture tip
No May General Meeting
May is a busy GGGC month with plant Sale and Dance Recital activities
Saturday, June 8, 2019 General Meeting 2pm Note change of venue andtime
Topic: "Patio Ponds" Speaker: Katie Maguire Place: Wyld Creek Water Gardens 601 South Hwy 12, Fox Lake, Il (carpooling available)
Katie is general manager of Wyld Creek Water Gardens. She is a trained horticulturist. Katie will discuss patio gardens, aquatic plants and wetland filtration. There are several water gardens on-site.
This will be the last meeting for the year--- Have a safe, bugfree and weedless summer !
The Club will resume again in September
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