Monday, April 13, 2015

April Meeting: Birds and Beans

The coffee we will be sampling on April 15.
Ron Skleney will visit the Downers Grove Organic Gardeners at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 15 at the Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street, to tell us about "bird-friendly" coffee and how we can preserve bird habitats with our coffee choices. 

His presentation is based on the work of Dr. Bridget Stutchbury, a professor and author of the book Silence of The Songbirds. We will be sampling coffee from www.birdsandbeans.com. For more information about birds and coffee, visit www.coffeehabitat.com.


Please note that this will be the last meeting before the May 9 Plant Sale. If you haven't already, come prepared to sign up for a shift to help on that day.

Monday, March 2, 2015

March Meeting

Join other Downers Grove Organic Gardeners members at 7 PM Wednesday, March 18 at the Downers Grove Fire Station, 5420 Main Street, for a planning and brainstorming discussion. Bring ideas for programs or field trips or other activities you would like DGOG to offer. 

Don't forget to visit the Wannemaker's Spring Garden Show on March 7 and March 8. Our own Roberta Muehlhaus will speak about Gardening the Natural Way at 3 PM Saturday, March 7. See wannemakers.com/spring-garden-show for more information.

And...it's always a great time to join DGOG! Membership forms are on the right side of this page, or you can get one at the meeting. Grab one for a friend!

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Tea Time at Spice Merchants

Thanks to Diane at the Spice Merchants in downtown Downers Grove for our interesting “tea class” in March.  We learned the history of tea as it moved around the world, characteristics of different teas, and about organic vs. non organic teas, etc.  We also tasted teas and took two samples home. 



Sunday, January 25, 2015

Our Plant Sale Wish List

The Plant Sale Committee started working in December to plan the event and order vegetables, herbs, annuals, and perennials. Because of the wonderful response last year, we have ordered more for 2015.

Here is a link to the list of the varieties the Committee has ordered. Remember that plant availability is always subject to spring weather, grower conditions, etc.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

January Meeting

Join the Downers Grove Organic Gardeners for our January meeting at the Downers Grove Public Library, 1050 Curtiss Street, at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 21.

Kevin Hovey, urban farm and horticulture consultant, will present a program on Mushroom Cultivation. He will provide tips for growing mushrooms, such as Shitake, Oyster, and Wine Cap, at home. Kevin will also be selling dried mushrooms and kits for getting started with home mushroom cultivation.

This meeting is free and open to the public. You can join DGOG for $20 per year for individuals and $30 per year for families.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Canning Classes

Thanks to Roberta Muehlhaus and Kathy Olsen for sharing their expertise with us during two recent canning classes.





Thursday, August 21, 2014

Some Enchanted Evening

Thanks to Irene Hogstrom and Mark Bragen and Roberta and Skip Muehlhaus for hosting a large group of gardeners at their homes on Aug. 20. Both homes have many charms, and we were able to see them in some of the best light of the day. Thanks to Roberta for decking out her gazebo to create a delightful garden party, and thanks to all who brought food to share.
The Hogstrom-Bragen home on Gilbert Avenue.
Irene describes how Mark built their fountain.
The Muehlhaus backyard, all ready for guests.
The view from the Muehlhaus garden.