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Thursday, June 1, 2017; 7:00 PM; Warren Park Field House, 6601 N. Western Ave., Chicago

 

Our guest speaker, Ann McIntee, will be discussing " Low Maintenance Gardening".

 

Ms. McIntee, who is beloved by several NGS members,  is the owner of A. McIntee Landscape Design. Ann earned a Certificate of Merit in garden design from the Chicago Botanic Garden. Her business services include garden design and installation, garden renovation, maintenance and seasonal container design.

 

There will be a $5.00 fee for non-NGS members and refreshments will be served.

 

We have a lot of activities planned for the summer, 2 per month!

Here is a list of what we have planned so that you can save these dates on your calendar.

 

JUNE

 

NGS Field Trip

Saturday, June 24

Pie Patch Pick - It - Yourself Farm

5045 S. Laflin, 12:00

Strawberry containers provided

 

JULY (2 events)

 

Thursday, July 20, 7:00pm

West Ridge Nature Preserve Presentation & Slide Show

Warren Park Fieldhouse, 6601 N. Western, Chicago, IL

 

Saturday, July 22, 11:00

NGS West Ridge Nature Preserve Picnic

Western & Ardmore

 

AUGUST

 

Saturday, August 19, 12:30pm

NGS Field Trip to Roland Kulla's Home,

and Farmer's Market at the Plant

 

SEPTEMBER

 

Thursday, September 7, 6:00

NGS 35th Anniversary Birthday Party

1777 W. Arthur Ave. (Nancy Wieting's home and garden)

 

Celebrating 35 years of Service to the Community!

Community Outreach

by Eva Mannaberg

Our Community Outreach Program for 2016 has granted scholarships to 4 children to attend Warren Park Day camp. In 2015, 2 children received the scholarship and in 2014, one child was granted the scholarship.
Three local schools, Armstrong, Boone and Waters, have received $300.00 each in order to further their school gardening projects. Armstrong will build a conifer garden, Boone will grow vegetables in raised beds and Waters will use the grant to continue its Sustainable Garden Project.

For more information, visit the Communty Service page.

 

                   

NGS News

NGS Volunteers Honored

1/20/2017

The NGS members who gave of their time in 2016 were honored at a dinner in January. Without their help we would not be able to care for our gardens in the parks, offer educational programs or host fund-raisers. Their work is greatly appreciated.

 

 

 

 

 

Gardening

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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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