Monday, April 14, 2014

Plant Sale Note from Nancy

Wednesday will be our last meeting before the Plant Sale on May 10. If you have any empty pots that you would like to provide for members that dig items from their gardens, please bring them to the meeting this Wednesday. They do not need to be washed, but please put them in bags, as we do not want to track dirt into the Fire Dept. conference room.  It would probably be best to leave them in the lobby.

Also, the sign-up sheet for the plant sale will be circulated.  We still need people! Thanks to all who have volunteered in the past.  This year we have increased our order to over 2,200 plants.  In an effort to reach more customers, we distributed over 150 flyers to the people signing up for the Marduke plots.  Hopefully we will sell out once again. With many thanks to everyone who makes this happen!!   

If you are not able to make it to the meeting and would like to volunteer for the sale, please email dgorganicgardeners@gmail.com with the times that you might be available.


Many thanks to all, Nancy  

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

April Meeting

Diane Buck of the Spice Merchants in Downers Grove will talk about Spices Throughout the Seasons. Buck will discuss the history of certain spices and offer tips for using what we grow in our herb gardens throughout the year. Remember we are temporarily meeting at DG Fire Station #2, 5420 Main Street.

Have you renewed your membership for the year? Membership forms will be available at the meeting.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

You Need a Seed Needs You!

Help Vicki Nowicki get ready for the launch of You Need A Seed, a new seed-lending library that will be housed at the Downers Grove Historical Museum. On Friday, April 4 at 9:30 or on Sunday, April 6 at 1 pm meet at Vicki's house, 907 Summit Street, Downers Grove, to fill seed envelopes and get ready for the project's debut on April 12 at 2 pm.  Please be a part of this great new effort any way you can!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

March Meeting

Vicki Nowicki will introduce us to the Liberty Gardens Seed-Lending Library at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 19. Come hear about this extraordinary library that will be in our community and will be advocating for rare and endangered foods. Remember that we are currently meeting at Downers Grove Fire Station #2 at 5420 Main Street. Please use the main entrance.

Remember that it's time to renew your membership and to sign up to volunteer for the Plant Sale on May 10. 


See you there!


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

January Meeting -- PLEASE NOTE LOCATION

Our first meeting of 2014 is scheduled for Wednesday, January 15 at 7 p.m. at the Downers Grove Fire Station, 5420 Main Street, Downers Grove, IL (630) 434-5980. Click here for directions.

Join us as we begin the new year by hearing what you want our club to do in 2014. Bring your ideas for topics, speakers, and field trips. We will also share some of our favorite resources -- such as books, magazines, catalogs and websites -- that we have found helpful as gardeners.

This is also the time to renew your membership. Membership is $20 for individuals and $30 for families. Find the form in the list on the right-hand side of this page. There will also be forms available at the meeting.


Monday, December 2, 2013

Plant Sale Planning Begins!

Anyone interested in helping out with the 2014 Plant Sale can bring ideas to a meeting at 7 PM Tuesday, December 10 and Caribou Coffee in Downers Grove.

Monday, November 18, 2013

Plant-Powered Diet

Nutrition consultant and health coach Kate Loman got us excited about adding more plants to our diet during our November meeting. Here is a list of the sites she referred to during her presentation:


The Plant-Powered Diet by Sharon Palmer
http://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/search/list
http://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/Calcium-­‐HealthProfessional/
http://www.pbhfoundation.org/about/res/pic/phytolist/
http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/
http://www.choosemyplate.gov/
http://www.choosemyplate.gov/supertracker-­‐
https://www.mayoclinic.com/health/legumes/NU00260
http://www.aicr.org/
http://www.meatlessmonday.com/category/dinner/
http://pinterest.com/katharineloman/
http://www.cornucopia.orgcarrageenan-­‐2013/
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/
http://oldwayspt.org/
http://dashdiet.org/