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2023 Chicago Ag Donation

It's Almost Time to Put Your Garden to Bed



Dave and Hank

Warren Park Staff Honors NGS Volunteers


On Tuesday, May 2, 2023, members of the Warren Park staff headed by DianaLynn Schilz, Park Manager, honored the volunteers of NGS along with other members of the community who donate their services to various activities of the park.

NGS volunteers maintain the plants in the Green Room at the Warren Park fieldhouse as well as gardens at Warren Park and Indian Boundary Park. NGS  volunteers also plan and manage educational meetings at Warren Park, an annual plant sale, a garden walk and tours of community natural areas.

After a lunch, NGS Board President, Eva Mannaberg, assisted by the 24th Chicago Police District Commander, Joseph Brennan, held a raffle of houseplants.

NGS Supports Chicago High School For Agricultural Sciences


As part of our program to support the community, we donated $200.00

to the  "Ag School"  on March 25, 2023,  following a tour of the facilities.


Coming Events

is about enjoying the smell of things growing in the soil, getting dirty without feeling guilty and generally taking the time to soak up a little peace and serenity.

                                                        ~ Lindley Karstens

Two of our favorite Warren Park Staff members - Jordan and DianaLynn

July and August, 2023


Member Garden Parties


Throughout the summer, we have been visiting member gardens for walk-thrus, refreshments and the opportunity to socialize. 

To view photos of the parties, visit the Activities page here.


September, 2023


Thursday, September 14, 7:00  PM., Warren Park Field House, 6601 N. Western Ave, Chicago

NOTE: Change in date


Jens Jensen Presentation

Our guest speaker will be Paula Kosin who will be making a presentation on Jens Jensen, landscape architect and advocate for conservation of our natural heritage. His aim was to bring people and nature together.



October, 2023


Thursday, October 5, 7:00  PM., Warren Park Field House, 6601 N. Western Ave, Chicago


Don't Squash that Bug! 


Our guest speaker will be Jim Rowen, whose specialty is insects.  Jim is also an expert photographer and will treat us to some up close and personal shots of the wonderful world of insects.




Tuesday. October 24,  11 AM;  Ecology Center at The Ladd Arboretum, 2024 N. McCormick Blvd., Evanston IL.


Tour the Ladd Arboretum


Enjoy peak color change at The Ladd Arboretum.
There is a parking lot.     Fee: $7 per person.

The Ladd Arboretum steward will lead a walk about the North Shore Channel Habitat Project and explain  why they have planted certain trees/plants. Also, an Ecology Center Program Instructor will lead a tree ID walk with some fun group activities along the way.

In addition to the Ladd Arboretum, there is also a Food Forest and Farmette nearby.

Afterwards join us for lunch at Dengeos, 3301 Main St. Skokie.
RSVP to:   elmannaberg@gmail.com    (note: new mail address)



November, 2023


Thursday, November 2, 7:00  PM., Warren Park Field House, 6601 N. Western Ave, Chicago


History of the Chicago Park District and Daniel Burnham


Speaker: Julia Bachrach, Author and Chicago Park District Historian


Julia will explore the influence of Daniel Burnham and the evolution of the Chicago Park District.

Refreshments will be served.
Members free, non members $5.00.


December, 2023


Thursday, December 14,  Warren Park Field House, 6601 N. Western Ave, Chicago, Time TBD


December Holiday Party


Stay tuned for more information




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