Friendship Park Conservatory 395 Algonquin Road, Des Plaines, IL Social hour starts at 11:30 a.m. followed by business meeting. Programs start at 1 p.m.
March 13, 2019 “All About GMOs” by Kim Morton More than 2,000 studies say that genetically modified food is as safe as conventional food. But ongoing concerns over its long-term effects as well as government regulation could put the brakes on GMOs and put at risk our ability to feed the world now and in the future. Kim has been a member of the Cook County Farm Bureau Speakers Bureau since its inception in 2013. A former farm manager for the Northern Trust Company and a farm owner, Kim is one of Chicagoland’s premier speakers on GMO testing and use.
April 10, 2019 “Shakespeare’s Garden” by members of the Garden Club of Evanston The Shakespeare Garden, nestled in a quiet section of Northwestern University, was established a century ago, during WWI, as a project of the Garden Club of Evanston. Designed by renowned Danish-American landscape architect and conservationist Jens Jensen (1860-1951), all the flowers, shrubs, trees and herbs in the garden are mentioned in Shakespeare’s plays. Garden Club of Evanston members will tell us about the garden. Erica Granchalek will talk about Jens Jensen and the garden’s history, and Beth Schroeder will talk about the plant materials.
May 8, 2019 “An Enchanted Garden” Annual Spring Salad Luncheon and Fundraiser at Rob Roy Clubhouse, 505 E. Camp McDonald Rd., Prospect Heights, IL The Garden Club’s primary fundraising event. For more information, please Contact Us.
May 21, 2019 “Wildflowers of the Great Lakes Region” by Glenn Adelson, Lake Forest College at the Mount Prospect Public Library (joint program), 10 S. Emerson, Mount Prospect, IL (you must register to attend; no library card required) Last year's speaker makes a return visit to share his incredible photos of wildflowers, this time from the Midwest.
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