Meetings are at the Glenview Public Library Multipurpose Room from 7:00pm to 8:45pm.
1930 Glenview Rd, Glenview, IL 60025 unless otherwise noted.
January 8 – Solar Power – The Future is Now!
Global Warming is already causing changes in climate such as record wildfires in California, larger and more frequent hurricanes and other extreme weather events. Global Warming affects our gardens’ flowers, bushes and trees in the way of wetter springs and flooding, hotter drier summers, polar vortexes etc. Clean energy can cut C02 emissions and slow Global Warming. Sam Mago from Solar City will discuss Solar Power and what it can do for you.
∙ Convert Sunlight into your own clean energy and save on your electrical bill.
∙ Panels with a Sleek, Low – Profile Design by Solar City
∙ Seamless Integration with a Powerwall solar collection battery making that energy available when needed, day or night.
∙ Powerwall also enables your solar panels to produce energy during grid outages.
At the Annual Glenview Garden walk there may be an opportunity to see a solar panel installation and talk with the owner.
February 12 – Midwest Prairies and River Systems: A Primer
Why are there prairies? What’s the role of disturbance in a prairie? How does fragmentation impact prairies? What are river habitats? How are they formed? What impact does straightening rivers have on these habitats? These are some of the questions that will be discussed in this presentation by Joan O’Shaughnessy, the ecologist for the Dixon prairie and the Skokie River corridor at the Chicago Botanic Garden.
March 12 – What do the Horticulture Team and the Garden Club do at Glenbrook South?
Members of the Glenbrook South High School Horticulture Team and the Garden Club will share what it is like to prepare for a Horticulture Team competition and what the Garden Club has been working on.
April 9 – Creating Beautiful Containers for Your Garden
Kim Hartman, a landscape designer who works at Countryside Flower Shop & Nursery will demonstrate how to create beautiful containers.
May 14 – Annual Members Only dinner & discount shopping at Red’s Nursery
Meeting is 4:30 – 6:00 pm. at Red’s Garden center at 3460 Dundee Rd, Northbrook, IL 60062. www.redsgardencenter.com. New members welcome at 1/2 price dues-$15.
June 11 – Annual Members Only plant exchange
Location is TBD but will be shared. Rules are on the “Definitions of Things We Do” page, under “Members plant exchange” New members welcome at 1/2 price dues $15
End of June – Plant Sale at Glenview Farmer’s Market
Our annual fundraiser. Details TBD
July 4 – Glenview 4th of July Parade – Float
July 9 – Natural Landscaping: An Introduction
Sandra Washburn from Wild Ones will give a presentation that introduces and explains the many benefits of landscaping using native plants. Not only are native plants beautiful and versatile, they are great for our environment because they support pollinators, native birds, butterflies and other wildlife, reduce erosion and much more. Included in the presentation: Why native plants are great choices; How native plants can be used; Some examples of native plants; Resources to help you get started.
August 13 – Walking Tour of the Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie
Gayle Laboda will provide a guided trail tour of the Kent Fuller Air Station Prairie. The prairie is at 2400 Compass Rd. Glenview, IL. Meet near the Tyner Center.
September 10 – African Violets
Tomi Griesenauer, member of the Fox Valley African Violet Society, will share her love of African Violets and tips for growing them.
October 8 – Creating Dried Arrangements for the Home
Holly Jansen (member), will lead a program and demo of creating dried arrangements. Attendees can bring their own vase to create an arrangement to take home.
November 12 – The Spice House – Cooking with Flavor and Spice
Patti Erd from the Spice House in Evanston (www.thespicehouse.com) will provide an interesting program about spices. The Spice House opened in 1957 and grinds and blends their spices and seasonings in house in small batches.
December 10 – Annual Members Only Pot Luck Holiday Party
Club provides the main course & members bring sides/refreshments to share. Location is TBD but will be shared closer to the meeting. More info on our website. Dues are due!!