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Saturday, May 20, 2017  Annual Plant Sale at Warren Park Fieldhouse Lawn, 6601 N. Western Ave.; time to be determined.

 

If you have plants to donate, you may bring potted and labeled (name and color) plants to Warren Park Fieldhouse on the Friday evening before the sale. Stay tuned for more information.

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

Coming Events

Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm at Warren Park Fieldhouse

6601 N. Western Ave.  Note change in date. There will be no regular meeting on Thursday, 5/4/2017.

 

We wiill be having two guest speakers. Our first guest will be John Swenson, seed collector. John has been a member of the Seed Savers Exchange since 1984. He has donated seeds for rare peppers, tomatoes, eggplants and others to the Chicago Botanic garden where he volunteers in the Regenstein Fruit and vegetable garden.

 

Our second guest will be Wen - Yi Stark, urban organic chicken keeper. Wen - Yi keeps 14 chickens in a coop her husband built behind their house in Rogers Park. She will tell us about the joys and challenges of year round chicken care.

 


 

 

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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