September 11, 2013 Creatures of the Night Speaker – Liza Lehrer - Lincoln Park Zoo Learn about the night animals that live in the Chicago area and how research at Lincoln Park Zoo's Wildlife Institute is working to manage and conserve them.
October 9, 2013 Invasive Species Speaker – Brian Winters - River Trails Nature Center Cook County Forest Preserve naturalist Brian will educate us about invasive plant species and how to combat them.
November 13, 2013 Bulb Through The Season Speaker – JoAnn Loebel JoAnn will lead a hands-on activity - planting tulips for forcing - after a slide show presentation.
December 10, 2013 (Tuesday) Outdoor Winter Container Arrangement Kim Ellson & Barb Koch - Friendship Park Conservatory Bring your own container, and Barb and Kim will help you make a beautiful outdoor winter arrangement.
January 8, 2014 Eco Friendly Gardening Speaker – Dennis Paige A naturalist, restorationist, ecology-minded storyteller, green-thinking lecturer and natural landscaper, Dennis will discuss creative native landscaping.
February 12, 2014 Medicinal/Herbal Gardening Speaker – Mel Zaloudek Mel is a botanist and former horticulture department faculty member of Triton College, who will discuss various herbs and flowers you can grow in the garden and use medicinally.
March 12, 2014 Edible Wild Plants Speaker - Patricia Armstrong Pat and her husband designed and built their home to fit into the area's natural ecosystem. It is active and passive solar, energy efficient and landscaped with over 300 species of native trees, shrubs, prairie grasses and wildflowers, approximately 40 percent of which are edible.
April 9, 2014 Spring Floral Arrangements Speaker - Jan Budris Mariano's Fresh Market, Arlington Hts, IL Jan will design and assemble several floral arrangements that will be raffled off at the meeting.
May 14, 2014 Annual Spring Salad Luncheon & Fundraiser Garden Club members host an alluring salad buffet luncheon, featuring favorite recipes, potted plant sale, and raffle gifts, including hand-made items, gift cards and items from local merchants. Invite your guests for an enjoyable, relaxing afternoon.
June 11, 2014 Prepare to be Surprised!
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