2018 Civic and Garden Projects: Butterfly garden – Kate Lyons/Mary Lange Green Thumb awards – New Green Thumb team, Mary Lynn Asmus, Trish Brandenburg, Catherine Timmons, Judy Mahallak will begin work in May Historical Society garden –Linda Korn, Lynn Istwan, Mary Scanlon Monarch Outreach – Ron Willer
Do you wonder what to do with all the food your garden produces? Donate your extra garden produce to a local food pantry this summer. The attached document lists all the resources that would gladly accept your extra produce.
Butterfly garden – The group will continue to meet the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays through September to clean up the garden. Please contact Kate Lyons or Mary Lange
Historical Society garden – Please contact Lynn Istwan, Linda Korn or Mary Scanlon for schedule of work days.
Natural Garden Remedies: Members recently shared their natural remedies as used in their gardens. Click on the link to download the document. • Green Thumb awards: To see a list and photos of the front yards selected as winning gardens each month, check our Garden Club website tab "activities."
• Monarch license plate decal: The Monarch specialty license plate decal will soon be available. Go here to learn more: ilenviro.org/monarch.
• Milkweed seeds: If you grew milkweed this summer, please remember to “harvest” your seed. Collect your pods (you can remove the seeds from the pod if you like), keep them dry to prevent mildew and mark them as to variety. The seeds will be given to the state for the Milkweed for Monarchs program or used by our own Monarch Outreach committee. For more information, talk to Ron Willer.
• Chicago Botanic Garden: The Garden Club is a member of the Botanic Garden, which includes free parking. Any member of the club can use the free parking pass. Contact Terry Sieroslawski for pickup of the pass.
• Do you have a wildlife garden? Carrie Brooks will let us know how to be certified by the National Wildlife Federation. Perhaps your garden is already certified by the NWF or another group? Please let us know.
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