Note: Sigrid Schmidt opened her garden in July but no photos taken.
Annual Fundraising Plant Sale
We held our annual plant sale at Warren Park on a sunny and breezy day. We would like to thank Eva Mannaberg for organizing the sale, Dianalynn Schilz, the Warren Park Manager, for providing space and setup and, most important, the NGS members and members of the community who dug in their gardens to provide the plants.
The sale was an overwhelming success.
Member Garden Parties
We hosted a free houseplant swap open to NGS members and the community at Warren Park. We had a very good turnout and many people went home with a new "favorite" plant.
A Spring Visit to Emily Oaks Park in Skokie
Adult Program Coordinator, Karen Taira, led a tour featuring spring flowers called ephemerals and spring blooming trees.
To learn more about Emily Oaks visit Emily Oaks Nature Center.
A Visit to the Chicago High School for Agricultural Sciences
We visited the school for their Flower and Garden Show put on by the students and faculty. The theme was Gardens around the World. The students made structures that might be seen in various countries and planted gardens that might be seen in those countries.The designers were available to talk about each country's history and culture. In addition, we visited the barn and learned about the various animals they care for. This is a very impressive group of students who really do show promise for the future.
The "Grandmother" tree
Renee Lundy and Irene Vass
Walter Mannaberg - a very secure man
Throughout the year we plan field trips and social events as well as host fund-raising events such as our Plant Sale and Garden Walk. Our fund-raising supports our Community Service projects.
NGS members listening intently
Radish plant gone to seed
Nasturtiums are edible
Veggies, herbs and edible flowers
The final drawings