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Time To Put Your Garden to Bed



Dave and Hank


NGS Member, Judy Ishii, Receives an Excellence in Gardening Award


This year was the fourth Chicago Excellence in Gardening Awards (CEGA), a city wide gardening competition created to acknowledge the many gardeners who help to make Chicago a beautiful, sustainable and welcoming place to live and work. This year’s competition featured gardens from 40 wards and 70 neighborhoods, and included homes, schools, universities, associations, businesses and other gardens.

CEGA was launched in 2017 by Ron Wolford, an educator who used his knowledge, experience and many skills to support its mission and to recognize the value of urban gardens and gardeners. Wolford spent more than 35 years as University of Illinois Extension Urban Horticulture Educator in Chicago, overseeing the Master Gardener Program in Cook County.

CEGA Partners are Chicago Community Gardeners Association (CCGA), Forest Preserves of Cook County, University of IL Extension, Natural Awakenings Chicago, The MIke Novak Show and the Shedd Aquarium along with many sponsors and supporters.

Judy Ishii’s front and backyard gardens were one of nine awards given to residential ornamental gardens in the city. You can see her award plaque on display in her front yard.

Other NGS members also have beautiful gardens and hopefully someone else in our garden club will enter next year’s contest and be a winner!
















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

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Thursday, November  17, 2022  at 7:00 PM; Warren Park Field House, 6601 N.Western Ave


Our guest presenter will be Bogden Bogden who works for the Chicago Park District. He has a beautiful greenhouse at Kilbourn Park. The seasonal planters that flank the front doors at Warren Park are just one example of his work. 

Guests are always welcome, bring a friend.

 If a few people bring something light to share it would be appreciated.



Save the Date - Holiday Party on December 15th




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